Virginia Tech Hokies News: Iowa rematch, Elizabeth Kitley & Kenny Brooks awards

There is plenty to break down in the latest Hokies News.
Virginia Tech v Louisville
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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, the women’s basketball team will get an early rematch with a non-conference foe next November, wrestlers get their seeds for the NCAA Tournament in St. Louis and the baseball and softball teams gear up for a busy weekend of conference series.

Women’s basketball to play Iowa in Charlotte again

For the second consecutive year, the women’s basketball team will play Iowa in Charlotte, North Carolina in the second edition of the Ally Tipoff. The Hokies and Hawkeyes will play on Nov. 10 at the Spectrum Center and they will be joined by South Carolina and North Carolina State.

Iowa won this year's game, 80-76, after Caitlin Clark dropped 44 points on Virginia Tech. Both rosters are going to look a lot different next season with Clark and Elizabeth Kitley both heading to the WNBA in next month’s draft. Georgia Amoore still has one year of eligibility remaining, but has not announced a decision on whether she’s returning to the Hokies or joining Clark and Kitley in the WNBA.

Kitley and Brooks semifinalists for awards

Kenny Brooks and Elizabeth Kitley are semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy for Coach of the Year and Player of the Year respectively.

Wrestlers get NCAA Tournament seed

The NCAA wrestling tournament begins next weekend in St. Louis and Virginia Tech has 10 wrestlers heading there and they recently received their seed. Here are the seeds in order of their weight class in St. Louis.

Cooper Flynn (125 pounds) No. 11, Sam Latona (133) No. 12, Tom Crook (141) No. 20, Caleb Henson (149) No. 4, Bryce Andonian (157) No. 12, Connor Brady (165) No. 18, Mekhi Lewis (174) No. 1, Thomas Stewart (184) No. 4, Andy Smith (197), No. 26, Hunter Catka (285) No. 26.

Baseball & Softball Weekend ACC series

The 12th-ranked Hokies’ softball team will be looking to bounce back from a mid-week loss at Charlotte to host Pittsburgh this weekend. At 18-4-1 overall and 6-0 in the ACC, the Hokies will look to remain unbeaten against the Panthers.

The Hokies baseball team will look to stay hot at 12-3 with a three-game series on the road at Louisville. The Cardinals are usually a strong program and this will be a good test for Virginia Tech, who is 3-0 in conference play for the first time in program history.