BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A pair of Virginia Tech women’s basketball players are on the list for a top honor. Guard Georgia Amoore and center Elizabeth Kitley were both named to the preseason Wade watch list.
The Wade Trophy is awarded annually to the best player in college women’s basketball. Since 2001, it has been presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I Player of the Year. It was first awarded in 1978.
Amoore last season earned ACC Tournament MVP honors and helped lead the Hokies to the Final Four, winning most outstanding player of the Seattle 3 Region. Kitley repeated as ACC’s Player of the Year last season as she became Tech’s all-time leader in points, field goals, blocks and double-doubles.
The Hokies will open the season at Cassell Coliseum on Monday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. against High Point.