Virginia Tech News: Elizabeth Kitley, Sean Pedulla, Top 25, wrestling, baseball

Notre Dame v Virginia Tech
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In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, Elizabeth Kitley continues to be named to award lists, two Hokies’ wrestlers in ACC titles, the women’s basketball team slides down in the latest Top 25, and more.

Elizabeth Kitley named to DPOY award list

There are still questions surrounding what Elizabeth Kitley’s health will be for the NCAA Tournament later next week but on Monday, she was named a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year. 

Speaking of the NCAA Tournament, as this article is being written, the Hokies were projected to be a No. 4 seed and host in a couple of weeks according to Charlie Creme, but they were in the Albany 1 Region with South Carolina as the top-seed. Not ideal.

Women’s basketball drops in AP poll

After beating Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament last Friday, 55-47, then losing 82-53 in the semifinals to eventual champion Notre Dame, Virginia Tech fell two spots to No. 13 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Now the attention turns to the NCAA Tournament reveal Sunday night to see the Hokies seed and where they’ll be playing on the first weekend.

Two wrestlers win ACC titles

Two Virginia Tech wrestlers won ACC titles at the ACC meet. Mekhi Lewis (174 pounds) and TJ Stewart (184 pounds) brought home championships from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Both wrestlers qualify as conference champions for the NCAA Tournament to be held in two weeks in Kansas City.

Baseball to host Marist

Fresh off an ACC-opening sweep of Notre Dame for the first ever 3-0 start in conference play, the 11-3 Virginia Tech baseball team will host Marist Tuesday at English Field beginning at 4 o’clock. After this game, the Hokies will be off until the weekend when they travel to Louisville for their first ACC road series of the season.

Sean Pedulla lands on All-ACC third team

Virginia Tech point guard Sean Pedulla was named to the All-ACC third team Monday. He averaged 17.3 points a game in ACC play.