Saturday, May 29, 2010

Whatever happened to .......Virginia Tech's Lisa Witherspoon

    Lisa Witherspoon was the spark plug for Tech women’s basketball teams in the late 1990s. A natural point guard from Newton, N.C., she became one of the most popular players in school history, handing out assists in record-setting fashion. Last November, she was enshrined in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

    As a senior, she and her senior classmates were dubbed the “Working Class” prior to the 1998-99 season due to their extraordinary chemistry and emphasis on teamwork. With Witherspoon dishing out a school-record 246 assists and adding a school-best 86 steals, Tech posted its best season ever, registering a 28-3 record and advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
   Witherspoon's signature was her tenacity and toughness. As a junior she played in 30 games despite a stress fracture in her foot and finished the season with a school-record 200 assists.

   Witherspoon (now Dr. Lisa Hansen, PhD) is a professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa where she resides with her husband, Mike and her 7-month-old little girl MiKenzie Jade. She is heavily involved in the research field of active gaming and speaks internationally on the subject.
  Witherspoon still follows Hokie teams and was back twice last season for football games and a women's basketball game. 

"I am a Hokie through and true," she says.

1 comment:

  1. I think she went YOLO girl -