Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 5 | April 2022

Published by the Virginia Tech Athletics Department • Inside Hokie Sports (ISSN 8750-9148, periodical postage paid at Blacksburg, VA 24060 and additional mailing offices) covers Virginia Tech athletics and is published six times annually. The publisher is the Virginia Tech Athletics Department, 21 Beamer Way, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Mail all address changes, written inquiries and complaints to Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, P.O. Box 10307, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0307 or call 540-231-6618. Inside Hokie Sports assumes no responsibility for companies and persons who advertise in this publication. Reproduction of contents in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Publisher does not guarantee accuracy of information contained in any advertisement. ATTN POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, P.O. Box 10307, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0307. Printed by Worth Higgins & Associates of Richmond, Virginia. John Sours Designer Dave Knachel Photographer Contributor Christopher Fair Virginia Tech Sports Properties April 2022 Vol. 14, No. 5 *To advertise with Virginia Tech athletics or Inside Hokie Sports, contact Kyler Pilling at Virginia Tech Sports Properties— 540-418-6307 contents 2 A Word from Whit 3 Writing HERstory: Lisa Karlisch still making an impact at Virginia Tech 4 Inspired run in Brooklyn lifts Virginia Tech to first-ever ACC Tournament title 5 2022 ACC Men’s Basketball Champions 6 Leading the Charge 12 A True Pioneer: Emily Gray Paving the Way for the Future of Women’s Athletics in Blacksburg Hokie Highlights 16 Swimming & Diving 17 Track & Field 18 Women’s Basketball 19 Wrestling 20 A Legend’s Homecoming 27 Monogram Club News 29 Inside the Huddle 3 4 5 2 17 24 29 6 12 16 18 19 20