You can add “WNBA Champion” to the former Virginia Tech women’s basketball player after the Las Vegas Aces’ series-clinching 78-71 win over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday night, September 18th. Aisha Sheppard’s Already an impressive resume.
The Aces beat the Suns in four games to win the 2022 WNBA title for the first time in franchise history.
I’m a WNBA champion…that won’t sink in for a minute. God is wonderful. #Trouble
– Aisha Sheppard (@____blessed2) September 19, 2022
Virginia Tech’s top draft pick, Shepard was taken with the 23rd overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft. She played in 23 of the Aces’ 36 regular season games, averaging 7.6 minutes and 1.5 points per game and supporting perhaps the most dynamic backcourt in the league. The Aces’ three starting guards, Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young, have all won Olympic gold medals.
Sheppard, the program’s all-time leader in games played and points scored, became the first Virginia Tech student-athlete to be named All-ACC three times. She was also named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 2022 in Greensboro and was a two-time ACC All-Academic Team selection.
The Alexandria, Virginia native set her own single-season 3-point mark and the ACC career 3FG record with 96 triples in 2021-22.
She finished as the ACC all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 402, tied for the top 3 single-season marks by Tech in that category. Shepard earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2021 and was recognized as the 2021 Skelton Award recipient for academic excellence in athletics.
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