When it comes to facilities, the Hokie softball team has everything it needs to be successful. Tech Softball Park, Rector Field House, a brand-new weight room, a new locker room and one of the best scoreboard and video boards in the country have put the Hokies in position to compete with the best, both on the field and off.Read more
Head coach Scot Thomas, entering his 18th season at the helm of the Hokies, is the only skipper in the program’s history and has built a program that has won conference titles, beat Olympic teams and advanced to the sport’s highest level: the Women’s College World Series.
The Virginia Tech athletics department has enjoyed unprecedented success since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, living up to the three simple goals within its own mission statement: To strive for excellence in academics, to strive for excellence in competition, and to strive for excellence in the personal development of student-athletes as productive members of society.
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(Pictured: 2007 ACC Champions)
Since joining the ACC in the 2004-05 season, the Hokie softball team has advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament four times, winning the title twice. The Hokies ran the table in 2007 in Tallahassee, Fla., beating Georgia Tech to claim their first title (read story), and then repeated in 2008, beating NC State in the finals to claim back-to-back titles.
(Pictured: Hokies celebrate after beating Team USA in 2008)
In 2008, the Hokies were the media darlings of the softball world after pulling one of the greatest upsets in sports history, beating the U.S. Olympic Team 1-0 to snap a 185-game pre-Olympic exhibition tour winning streak (read story). Later that year, the Hokies rallied to beat Michigan twice on the road to advance to the team’s first Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City (read story).×
(Pictured: Jenna Rhodes, 2009 All-American)
Pitcher Angela Tincher won just about every award possible in her time here, including the National Player of the Year Award in 2008. She was a three-time All-American and led the Hokies to new heights during her time in Blacksburg. Jenna Rhodes was a third-team All-American in 2009 after hitting .474 with 49 stolen bases as a senior. Numerous other Hokies have won state, conference and regional honors, both for their work on the field and in the classroom. View the full list here.×