Virginia Tech women's basketball guard confirms a return to Blacksburg for 2024-25

Feb 29, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Matilda Ekh (11) dribbles as
Feb 29, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Matilda Ekh (11) dribbles as / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Last offseason, former Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Kenny Brooks hit it big in the transfer portal. He added Olivia Summiel from Wake Forest and guard Matilda Ekh from Michigan State. He also added Rose Micheaux from Minnesota.

As the season went along, Summiel and Ekh became key contributors for the Hokies in the starting lineup. Summiel became a key rebounder while Ekh added another outside shooter from behind the arc that fit in well for Virginia Tech.

After the Hokies were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in the second round by Baylor, Brooks departed Blacksburg for Kentucky. Soon after, Clara Strack and Georgia Amoore followed, but there was questions as to who would remain after Megan Duffy was hired away from Marquette.

Over the past couple of weeks, several players have announced that they are returning for the 2024-25 season under Duffy, and on Thursday, Duffy got an official commitment from another player to return.

Matilda Ekh confirms she's returning to Virginia Tech

Thursday, Ekh announced on her Instagram page that she is returning to Virginia Tech for the 2024-25 season to play under Duffy and the new coaching staff.

This past season for Virginia Tech she averaged 10.4 points a game, 3.6 rebounds a game and 1.7 assists a game. After struggling down the stretch of the regular season and in the ACC Tournament, she had a strong NCAA Tournament. In the first game against Marshall, she had 21 points, then in the loss to Baylor, she had 19 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a block.

Carleigh Wenzel and Carys Baker have announced that they are returning for next season and Samyha Suffren withdrew her name from the transfer portal to return to the Hokies. Duffy has some work to do in building a roster, but it's off to a good start with some retainment.