Virginia Tech Earns At-Large Bid for 2021 NCAA Women's Tournament

By: Jack Brizendine | @@JackPBrizendine | Mar 16, 2021
Photo Credit: Virginia Tech Athletics (Pre-COVID)

For the first time since 2006, the Hokies will have the opportunity to compete for a national championship in the NCAA Women's Tournament.

Virginia Tech was awarded the 7 seed in the River Walk Region Monday night, earning a date with 10 seed Marquette in the first round of the tournament. With a win, the team would likely play 2 seed Baylor in the Round of 32.

The Hokies finished the regular season 14-9 overall and 8-8 in the ACC which earned 8 bids leading all conferences.

They were led by All-ACC First Teamers Aisha Sheppard and Elizabeth Kitley. Sheppard averaged 18.3 points per game and finished the year with 85 triples. Kitley averaged 18.5 points per game and 10 rebounds per game.

After beginning the year 6-0, Virginia Tech went through a rough patch, losing 7 of its next 8 games. The team buckled down, however, finishing out the season with a 7-2 record, beginning with a monster upset victory over No. 2 N.C. State.

After beating Miami in the second round of the ACC tournament, Virginia Tech lost to the eventual tournament winner N.C. State, 68-55.

Virginia Tech will play its round of 64 game against Marquette at 12 p.m. on Sunday. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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