January 28, 2009
Jukich earns all-state honors
Tech junior elected to VaSID first team

RADFORD, Va. - Virginia Tech’s Emily Jukich has earned first-team all-state honors as announced by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The all-state teams were selected by active members of VaSID.

The Clifton, Va., native had a breakout year for the Hokies, acquiring All-ACC second team and All-Mid-Atlantic second honors after leading Tech with 15 goals, the second-highest single-season goal total in Hokie history. Jukich averaged 0.65 goals per game, the third best clip in the ACC, and her 31 total points ranked her fourth in the conference. She is now Tech’s all-time leading scorer with 25 career goals and sits third in the record book with 52 career points. In addition, her success extends beyond the field as Jukich also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District III honors this season.

Jukich becomes the just the fifth Hokie to earn first-team accolades and the 14th Tech player to be recognized on the all-state squad in program history. She is the fourth Hokie to earn recognition from VaSID in the past two years. Current Hokies Julian Johnson and Marika Gray were both honored following the 2007 season.

In total, nine different schools were represented on the all-state team. Liberty, Old Dominion and Richmond joined Tech with one honoree each. James Madison, Radford, Virginia and William & Mary each had four all-state selections, while VMI was the only other school with multiple honorees (2).

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