When the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team won its first-ever ACC Tournament title on Sunday, they made history, elevating Tech to a status no other ACC team can match.
With the win. Tech became the first school in league history to win title games in football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.
Tech’s women’s basketball team knocked off Miami (Fla.) and Duke en route to the championship game as part of the 2023 Ally ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament. The third-seeded Hokies pulled away from No. 4-seed Louisville down the stretch to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Georgia Amoore was named the tournament MVP after draining a tournament-record 14 3-pointers.
The Barclays Center was the site of a four-day run by the Virginia Tech men’s basketball squad last March, as the Hokies defeated Clemson, Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Duke in consecutive days to win their first ACC tournament championship. Hunter Cattoor earned MVP honors following a 31-point outburst in the title game in which he went 7-of-9 from 3-point range.
Virginia Tech football wasted no time climbing to the top of the ACC upon joining the league prior to the 2004 season. The Hokies won conference championship games in two of its first five seasons as a member before claiming a third trophy in 2010. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor twice earned MVP honors (2008 and 2010), standing alone as the only player to achieve that feat until Clemson’s Deshaun Watson earned back-to-back MVP awards in 2015 and 2016.
The ACC Football Championship Game debuted for the first time in 2005.