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Hokie Sports Roundup

Gobbler Country takes a look at the various efforts of Virginia Tech's student athletes.

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Softball: The Virginia Tech season ended with their heartbreaking defeat to No. 20 Notre Dame, 4-5, during the quarterfinal round of the ACC Championship.  The Hokies were not named to the NCAA Championship tournament.  Senior Pitcher, Maggie Tyler, and freshmen catcher, Lauren Duff, were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team.  Megan Evans and Angela Tincher were named to the second team.  It was a hard fought season where they women of VT fought back to finish the season with a winning record of 29-28.  We look forward to a great season next year!

Men’s Tennis: The No. 33 Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the No. 20 ranked Kentucky Wildcats during the first round of the NCAA Championship, 4-3.  In the second round of the championship the Hokies faced No. 5 Ohio State.  The Hokies fought hard against the Buckeyes, and at one point were tied at 2-2 before Ohio State was able to pull ahead and escape the Hokies with a 4-2 win.

Women’s Tennis: The No. 34 women’s squad fell to the No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 0-4, during the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  Although they suffered a defeat this was the women’s squad’s first back to back NCAA Tournament appearance.  Both the men and women’s programs had respectable seasons and they should be proud! Excellent work ladies and gentlemen!  We look forward to see what you are able to accomplish next year.

Track and Field: The No. 15 men’s outdoor team won the ACC Championship.  You can read up on their performance here.  The women’s squad was able to achieve a ninth place finish during the ACC Championship.  Hanna Green was able to win the 800 meter with a time of 2:02.45, which also qualified her for the Olympic Trials.  The Hokies now prepare for the NCAA regional meet held in Jacksonville, Florida from May 26 – May 28.

Women’s Golf: The Hokies were able to finish at 12th place during the 2016 ACC Championship.

Men’s Golf: The Hokies were able to finish at 12th place during the 2016 ACC Championship.

The school year is over and the majority of sports have wrapped up their seasons.  Congratulations and well done to all the student athletes for their efforts during the season!  We look forward to the next season of sport!  GO HOKIES!