One of six ACC teams with four starters returning from last season.
ACC Coaches and The Blue Ribbon Panel selected Uju Ugoka to their Newcomer Watch List.
The Hokies return their top four scorers from last season.
Monet Tellier led the team, averaging 13.7 points per game. Aerial Wilson added 12.1 points per game and upped her averaged to 13.0 in ACC contests. Alyssa Fenyn added 7.8 ppg and led the team in assists with 88 and steals with 49. Porschia Hadley tallied 5.6 ppg.
Virginia Tech protected the ball well last season, recording just 467 turnovers to its opponents 509. The tally marked the third fewest turnovers in a season by the Hokies in program history. The 1990-91 team holds the record with 454.
Tech picked up a milestone win last season, defeating then-No. 8 Maryland on the road. The Terrapins held the 34-31 advantage at halftime, but the Hokies out-scored Maryland 44-35 in the second period to pull off the win. It marked just the third win in program history over a team ranked eighth or higher. The previous win over a top-8 was 10 years prior. Monet Tellier tied a career-high with 31 points.
The Hokies welcome five newcomers to the team this season. Freshmen Lauren Evans, Alexis Lloyd, Alex Kiss-Rusk and Taijah Campbell as well as JUCO transfer Uju Ugoka.
Lauren Evans and Alexis Lloyd were tabbed four-star recruits by ESPN HoopGurlz while Alex Kiss-Rusk and Taijah Campbell were recognized as three-star recruits.
Alexis Lloyd played for Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Ill. Whitney Young finished the 2011-12 season as the No. 3 high school team in the country and claimed the Illinois 4A state title.
Uju Ugoka was a standout JUCO athlete and was a top-3 finalist last season for the National JUCO Player of the Year honor.
Dennis Wolff, Virginia Tech Head Coach
Dennis Wolff enters his second season as the head coach for the Hokies ... Wolf was named head
coach of the Hokies on March 22, 2011, becoming the sixth coach in program history ... He was
Director of Men's Basketball Operations & Assistant to the Head Coach for the men's team at Virginia
Tech last year ... Prior to arriving in Blacksburg, Wolff was the head coach at Boston University for
15 seasons from 1994-2009, compiling a 247-197 record, the most wins for any coach in school
history ... Wolff led the Terriers to three straight conference titles from 2002-2004, while making
the postseason four straight times from 2002-2005 ... the three-time America East Coach of the Year
was also twice named NABC District 1 Coach of the Year ... Before Boston, Wolff served as assistant
coach at the University of Virginia for head coach Jeff Jones for four years ... He has also been an
assistant coach at Wake Forest (1985-89) and at Southern Methodist University (1989-90)…His
coaching career began at Division III Trinity College from 1978-80, and at the age of 25 he was
named as head coach of Connecticut College ... Wolff graduated from the University of Connecticut
in 1978 and lettered for coaches Dee Rowe and Dom Perno.