May 19, 2014
Women's basketball seniors graduate over weekend
Tellier, Ugoka and Evans walk in graduation; Hadley earns second degree

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech women’s basketball seniors Nia Evans, Porschia Hadley, Monet Tellier and Uju Ugoka took part in graduation weekend as Virginia Tech graduated the Class of 2014.

"We are so proud of our senior class,” said Head Coach Dennis Wolff. “They represent what a true Virginia Tech student athlete is."

Evans wraps up a four-year career, earning a degree in human development. She appeared in over 100 games for the Hokies and made 20 starts during her career. Evans had a solid senior season, including a perfect game against Howard. The Decatur, Ga. native went a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, including knocking down her first career three-pointer and hitting 3-of-3 from the line to finish with 12 points. Evans will return to the Hokies next season as a volunteer assistant.

Hadley spent five seasons with the Hokies after earning back a season of eligibility following an injury during her sophomore campaign. The Montezuma, Ga. native has already earned her degree in psychology and picked up a second bachelor’s this year in sociology. Hadley appeared in 119 games for the Hokies with 51 starts. Following graduation, Hadley will remain working in Blacksburg over the summer.

Tellier earned her degree in human development following a standout four-year career with the Hokies. The Charlotte, N.C. native appeared in 118 games with 99 starts. She finished her career ranked in the top-10 in the Tech record books against overall opponents in the following categories: points (9th), scoring average (8th), field goals made (9th), three pointers made (fifth), free throws made (8th), assists (9th) and minutes played (4th) In addition, Tellier appears in the top-5 in the Tech record books against ACC opponents, ranking in points (1st), scoring average (6th), field goals made (1st), assists (3rd), steals (1st) and games played and minutes played (1st in both categories). Tellier plans to play professionally overseas following graduation.

Ugoka transferred in to Tech for her final two seasons and plans to finish up her degree in sociology over the summer. The Lagos, Nigeria native earned back-to-back All-ACC Academic Team honors for her performance in the classroom and was tabbed to the All-ACC Second Team this season for her efforts on the court. This season Ugoka set a Virginia Tech record with 16 double-doubles in a single-season. In addition she set the single-season Tech record for field goals made with 213, breaking a record that had held since the 1986-87 season. Ugoka set the Hokies single-season records against ACC opponents in points (265) and field goals made (105) and finished fourth on the Hokies’ overall single-season record list in points with 533 and fourth in rebounds averaged, 9.6. Following graduation, Ugoka plans to play professionally overseas.

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