August 27, 2010
Biggs, Drye headed overseas
Tech pair to play in European pro leagues

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Two members of the 2009-10 Virginia Tech women’s basketball will test their skills overseas this fall playing in separate professional leagues. Lindsay Biggs and Utahya Drye, the top two scorers on last year’s team, concluded their Tech careers last season and have decided to continue their basketball careers in Europe.

Biggs (Midlothian, Va.) will be a member of Autocad Amazone in Utrecht, Netherlands. During her Tech career, she set a school single-season record in 2008-09 with 71 three-point field goals and ended her career with 188 treys which is second all-time in career three-point field goals made behind Carrie Mason’s 200 baskets outside the arc. Biggs was named ACC Player of the Week last season after leading the Hokies to an impressive 79-64 victory over 10th-ranked North Carolina in the school’s conference home opener at Cassell Coliseum.

In one of the best performances of her career, Biggs had an outstanding shooting game in the 2008-09 season at No. 12/16 Maryland by tossing in a career-high 25 points, including a career-best seven three-point baskets. The seven treys are the most by a Tech player in an ACC contest and the second most in any game in the history of program. She was named the Most Valuable Player of Tech’s 2009 Hilton Garden Classic after leading the Hokies to the title with 19 points against Charlotte in the championship game. Biggs concluded her career with 994 points.

Drye (Durham, N.C.) will will join Cab Madiera in Madeira, Portugal. The team competes in the Eurocup Division which is widely regarded as one of the best leagues in Europe. She had an outstanding career for the Hokies and was an Honorable Mention selection to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball team. Last season, Drye became the 22nd member of the Virginia Tech 1,000 career point club with her 16-point effort in the Hokies upset of No. 10 North Carolina.

Drye is only the 11th player in school history to have scored 1,000 points with over 600 rebounds in her career. She joined Kerri Gardin (2002-06), a member of the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA, as only the second player in the program’s 34-year history to have 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 200 assists. Gardin ended her career with 1,061 points, 784 rebounds and 259 assists. Drye concluded her career with 1,166 points (10th Tech career scoring list), 645 rebounds (8th career rebounding) and 222 assists. She also ended the season ranked 19th in ACC scoring and 13th in rebounding.

She set career highs of 30 points, 16 rebounds and seven steals in the 2009 overtime victory versus USC Upstate. Drye scored in double figures 17 times last season, after scoring in double digits 24 times as a junior and 16 times during her 2007-08 sophomore campaign.

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