May 3, 2012
Hokies ink Australian standout Young
Women's basketball adds sixth signee

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech women’s basketball head coach Dennis Wolff announces the signing of Hannah Young to a national letter of intent for the 2012-13 academic year. She joins five student-athletes that previously committed to the Hokies.

“We are thrilled to have Hannah joining our incoming 2012 class,” Wolff said. “Hannah is a skilled, versatile player who will add to our depth on the perimeter.”

Young, a 6-1 wing from New South Wales, Australia attended St. Francis Xavier College High School and was a New South Wales State representative from 2006 to 2012. During that time she earned the U20s Silver and Bronze Medal in 2011 and 2012, respectively. She averaged 9.6 points, 10 rebounds and two steals during the 2012 campaign. In addition, Young was a member of the New South Wales All Schools team (2009-11) and secured the gold medal in 2011 after tallying 9.5 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals per game. Her performance earned her team and tournament MVP honors and gained her a spot on the All-Australian team.

From 2006-12, Young was on the Newcastle Representative team and was a three time recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award while playing on the U16 and U18 squads. While a member of the ABA Women’s team, Young was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.

Young joins Alex Kiss-Rusk, Alexis Lloyd and Lauren Evans who all signed in the fall as well as fellow spring signees Taijah Campbell and Uju Ugoka.

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