Countdown to #ACCTipoff: Virginia Cavaliers



  • •  2012-13 All-ACC selection Ataira Franklin, the Cavaliers’ leading scorer last season averaging 14.3 points per game, returns for her senior campaign.
  • •  Guard Lexie Gerson, an All-ACC Defensive Team honoree in 2011-12, returns for her redshirt senior season after sitting out all of last year with a hip injury.
  • •  Franklin and Wolfe were the anchors of the Cavalier defense in 2011-12 that led the ACC in allowing only 54.1 points per game and were second in the nation with 13.1 steals per game.
  • •  The senior class will also include guard Kelsey Wolfe who was second on the team last season with 10.6 points per game. Wolfe is coming back after suffering an ACL injury at the end of last season.
  • •  The Cavaliers will be bolstered by the No. 8 recruiting class in the nation that includes the Gatorade State Girls High School players of the year from Virginia, Breyana Mason, and Maryland, Amanda Fioravanti