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Uju Ugoka - Virginia Tech
5/24/1993 12:00:00 AM
Gulf Coast State
Lagos, Nigeria product parlayed a standout junior college career into solid career at Virginia Tech. JUCO: Played one season at Grayson C.C. (Denison, Tex.), which disbanded after 2011 season; then one at Gulf Coast State (Fla.); in soph campaign was Conf. POY, NJCCA All-America First Team, and one of three finalists for National JUCO Player of Year. Va. Tech: After starting just 10 games in 2012-13, earned All-ACC Second Team honors in 2013-14 (Coaches; Blue Ribbon Panel) when she set Techís season mark for double-doubles (16) and toppled the previous mark for made FGs that stood since Ď87. Led Va. Tech in rebounding and scoring (3rd and 8th, in ACC). Double-doubles included a 29/11 outing vs. No. 3 Duke, 22/10 vs. No. 24 Fla. State. MISC: Attended Hope 4 Girls Africa basketball camp in West Africa run by Mobolaji Akiode, a former standout at Fordham and with Nigerian natíl team.