Aisha Sheppard announces she’ll return to the Hokies for one more season

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — She’s not done yet.

Virginia Tech guard Aisha Sheppard announced on Monday that she’ll return to the Hokies for one final season after the 2020-21 campaign ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in San Antonio, Texas. It’ll be her fifth and final year in Blacksburg as she takes advantage of an NCAA exemption, allowing for an extra season of eligibility.

Sheppard played through the entire postseason with an ankle injury, scoring 15 points in the loss to season-ending loss to Baylor.

The senior owns the school record for most three-point field goals made in a single season as well as career three-pointers.

“Bless her heart she went out and gave us everything she had and even though she wasn’t a hundred percent, she was still there. Still there trying to do what she can do. If we were a deep team, maybe we wouldn’t have played her but we weren’t deep and we gave her the option and she stepped up and really sacrificed for our team,” head coach Kenny Brooks said after the loss to Baylor.

“And although she wasn’t the best version of herself she was still out there amongst her team competing. And we needed that and this is something that we’ll build off of. She’s been tremendous for us all year, all her career in a sense, she’s helped build the foundation of what I think we’re going to be.”

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