Center Elizabeth Kitley became the first Virginia Tech women’s basketball player to win ACC Player of the Year in 2022, capping off a sensational junior season. The 6-foot-6 Kitley also became the first Hokie to earn consecutive First Team All-ACC accolades ad was named to the 2022 All-Defensive Team.
Prior to the ACC Tournament, when the award was handed out, Kitley averaged 17.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting a league-best 53.8%. She earned four ACC Player of the Week honors, the most in the league.
The Summerfield, North Carolina native secured 14 double-doubles, the most in the conference and also registered 12 20-point performances this season. An All-Defensive Team selection, Kitley had six games with five or more blocks. She scored 34 points twice, and on one of those occasions, she scored 17 field goals, a program record.