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    April 15, 2014
    Ugoka named to VaSID All-State First Team
    Senior garners more postseason honors

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech senior Uju Ugoka continues to garner postseason honors, having been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State First Team on Tuesday, as voted on by sports information directors from around the state.

    Ugoka claimed a trio of All-ACC accolades for her performance on the court this season as she was named to the Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC Second Team as well as the Coaches’ All-ACC Second Team. In addition, Ugoka also garnered All-ACC Academic Team honors.

    Ugoka, a 6-foot-1 forward from Lagos, Nigeria, led the Hokies all season, averaging 18.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. She finished the season ranked eighth in the league in scoring and third in rebounding. This season, Ugoka set a Virginia Tech single-season record with 16 double-doubles on the year and tied the longest streak in program history with six in a row, while ranked 17th in the NCAA in total double-doubles on the season. In addition, Ugoka set the Tech single-season record for field goals made with 213, breaking the previous record of 212 set by Renee Dennis during the 1986-87 season.

    All-State First Team

    Kirby

    Burkholder

    James Madison University

    Bridgewater, Va.

    Robyn

    Parks

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Waldorf, Md.

    Shae

    Kelley

    Old Dominion University

    Denver, Colo.

    Uju

    Ugoka

    Virginia Tech

    Lagos, Nigeria

    Alyssa

    Bennett

    Hampton University

    Hampton, Va.

    All-State Second Team

    Ashley

    Rininger

    Liberty University

    Canton, Ohio

    Taylor

    Brown

    George Mason University

    Bowie, Md

    Rachel

    Gordon

    Norfolk State University

    Woodbridge, Va.

    Nikki

    Newman

    James Madison University

    Harrisonburg, Va.

    Ataira

    Franklin

    University of Virginia

    Bowie, Md.

    Toia

    Giggetts

    James Madison University

    Norfolk, Va.

    Nicole

    Hamilton

    Hampton University

    Hampton, Va.

    Malia

    Tate-DeFreitas

    Hampton University

    Harrisburg, Pa.


    Player of the Year: Kirby Burkholder, James Madison University
    Coach of the Year: Kenny Brooks, James Madison University
    Rookie of the Year: Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Hampton University

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