The Atlanta Tipoff Membership opened the school basketball season by releasing the 50 gamers on the Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Girls’s Watch Record Friday afternoon. Two Virginia Tech athletes, Elizabeth Kitley and Ashley Owusu had been included within the preliminary checklist.
Tech’s first AP All-American, Elizabeth Kitley.
Kitley was amongst the league leaders in scoring (18.1), rebounds (9.8), blocks (2.4) and FG% (.551) all through final season. Her 15 double-doubles led the convention as did her 13 video games of 20 or extra factors. She scored 34 twice and completed the 12 months with a 42-point efficiency within the NCAA Event, the second-most ever scored within the opening spherical of the competitors. She recorded 4 or extra blocks in 9 totally different contests. Her 237 made discipline targets, set a program document for a single season.
She ranks ninth all-time at VT in scoring (1,410), fifth in rebounds (800), third in blocks (187) and second in double-doubles (34).
Her quite a few accolades from final season embody: AP All-America Third Crew, ACC Participant of the 12 months, Kay Yow Scholar Athlete of the 12 months, Finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award, Semifinalist for the Naismith Award, WBCA All-American, USBWA Third Crew All-American and First Crew All-ACC and All-Defensive Crew.
Owusu, who transferred from Maryland, scored over 1,200 factors in three seasons with the Terrapins. For her profession, Owusu averages 14.6 factors, 4.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per recreation and likewise shoots 76% from the free throw line. In 2021-22, Owusu averaged 14.3 factors per recreation, 3.1 rebounds and three.6 assists whereas taking pictures 42% from the sphere. She scored in double figures in 20 of 27 video games performed and registered eight 20-point video games, scoring a season-high 30 factors vs. Stanford in November.
The Woodbridge, Virginia native was the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award winner in 2021, and has been an AP All-American twice along with quite a few different accolades together with being a two-time Massive Ten Event MVP.
She can be on the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch Record this season.