August 10, 2015
Former Tech standout Renee Dennis passes away
Hokies' Hall of Famer passes away following illness

BLACKSBURG – Former Virginia Tech standout Renee Dennis passed away on August 4 in Bridgeport, Connecticut following illness.

“The Virginia Tech basketball family was saddened to learn that Renee had passed away,” head coach Dennis Wolff said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this time.”

Dennis is Tech's career scoring leader with 1,791 points and holds the record for points in a home game with 34 against Memphis in 1987. She also has the highest career scoring average (15.6) in addition to holding career records in field-goal attempts (1,461) and free-throw attempts (638). She led the team in scoring and scoring average in each of her final three seasons and was a first-team All-Metro Conference selection in 1986 and 1987.

Dennis’ No. 44 jersey was retired in 1987 and is hanging in the rafters of Cassell Coliseum; she is the only women’s basketball player in program history to receive this honor. She was inducted into the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame in 1997.

Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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