Virginia Tech News: Georgia Amoore, Elizabeth Kitley, Doug Marrone

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In this edition of Virginia Tech News, Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore are named to a Top 15 watch list, the Hokies softball team sweeps Louisville, and more.

Elizabeth Kitley & Georgia Amoore on Wooden List

Three-time ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley was named one of the 15 players on the national ballot for the John R. Wooden Award along with teammate Georgia Amoore. Iowa's Caitlin Clark, Stanford's Cameron Brink, Connecticut's Paige Bueckers, and Angel Reese of LSU were other conference Player of the Year players on the list.

The award is given to the most outstanding player in women's college basketball each year and the two Hokies are joined on the list by Notre Dame's Hannah Hidalgo. The list of 15 players will be cut down to 10 in the next release before the winner is announced later this spring.

Amoore was named to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team.

Softball sweeps Louisville

Virginia Tech went to Louisville and swept the Cardinals, despite being hampered all weekend by the weather. The 15th-ranked Hokies swept a Saturday doubleheader, winning the opener 11-1, then the nightcap, 5-2, in 10 innings. Sunday, they completed the sweep with a 4-3 victory to improve to 6-0 in ACC play and 17-3-1 overall. They have a non-conference game at Charlotte on Wednesday before hosting Pittsburgh next weekend for their third ACC series of the season.

Notre Dame wins ACC Tournament championship

One day after beating the Hokies in the semifinals, Notre Dame won the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament championship, beating North Carolina State, 55-51, after rallying in the fourth quarter. Hidalgo finished with 22 points for the Irish and Maddy Westbeld added 16.

Doug Marrone hired at BC

New Boston College football coach Bill O'Brien is reportedly hiring former Syracuse coach Doug Marrone to his staff in Chestnut Hill. Marrone will be the Senior Analyst for Football Strategy/Research for the Eagles. That's another former NFL coach making the move from the pros to the college ranks.