In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the women's basketball team moves up in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, another honor for a Hokies women's basketball player and a Super Bowl champion joins a prestigious Virginia Tech list.
Virginia Tech women jump four spots in AP poll
It was a very big last seven days for the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team. Last Thursday, they took down then-3rd-ranked North Carolina State on the road, then beat Boston College at home by 11 points. With those two wins, they moved up four spots in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 12.
This week things will be tougher for head coach Kenny Brooks and his team as they look to return the favor to Duke at home Thursday night for a loss they suffered earlier this season, then they travel to Louisville Sunday afternoon.
Elizabeth Kitley named ACC Player of the Week honors again
Virginia Tech fans are getting used to Elizabeth Kitley winning awards and it will never get old. Monday, the Hokies center picked up another ACC Player of the Week award after leading her team to wins over NC State and Boston College.
Against the Wolfpack on the road, Kitley had 25 points and 13 rebounds, then three days later at home against BC, she had 24 points in 15 rebounds in a win over the Eagles.
Chamarri Conner joins elite Virginia Tech company
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Chamarri Conner registered two tackles Sunday night in the Kansas City Chiefs, 25-22, overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58. With the win, Conner joined 13 other former Hokies as Super Bowl champions.
The other players to win a ring in the NFL after playing in Blacksburg are Pierson Prioleau, Todd Washington, Cornell Brown, Vaughn Hebron, Antonio Freeman, Tyrone Drakeford, Roger Brown, Tom Beasley, Jim Richards, Carroll Dale, Kendall Fuller, Kam Chancellor, and Tyrod Taylor.