Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 5 | April 2022 15 “Definitely—any way that I can give back and continue the tradition of the program,” Gray said. “I am even changing my Instagram bio to ‘VT soccer alum’ so that people can see where I came from.” Although Title IX has provided so many incredible opportunities for women’s athletics to develop across five decades, there is still work to be done on that front. Gray wants Virginia Tech fans to keep their support going strong. “I would encourage Virginia Tech fans to continue to invest not necessarily financially, but invest their time in supporting women’s sports and Olympic sports in general that do not get the attention they deserve,” said Gray. Emily Gray succeeded on so many fronts at Virginia Tech. She became one of the best players in Virginia Techwomen’s soccer history, furthering her legacy as a No. 3 NWSL Draft pick. She was heavily involved in the athletics department, grew in the commentary booth as a student broadcaster for ACC Network and actively pursued every opportunity that came her way. Gray’s path as a Hokie has been one of perseverance and trailblazing—a path to help women’s athletics grow to even greater heights.