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Hokies Center Clara Strack Enters Transfer Portal

By Zachary Ozmon | April 02
(Chase Wingfield)

Clara Strack has entered the transfer portal for Virginia Tech, and Hokie Nation will have to say so long to Strack Attack.

Just one day after her teammate Georgia Amoore submitted her name in the portal, Strack followed suit, as it was announced earlier today.

The 6'5 freshman from Buffalo, N.Y., was the No. 95 overall recruit according to ESPN’s 2023 HoopGurlz rankings. Averaging just 4.5 points and 4.1 rebounds this season, she received starting minutes due Elizabeth Kitley's injury late in the season.

Clara Stark boasted 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in her last four games, including 17 and 18 points, respectively, in the rounds of 64 and 32 of the NCAA Tournament.

Strack has a “do not contact” tag on her, similar to the tag that Amoore has, which prohibits the allowance for teams to reach out to players, but instead they can reach out to the teams they desire. It seems most likely that both Amoore and Strack will be heading to Lexington soon to rejoin their previous head coach, Kenny Brooks.

While it would have been a joy for Hokie fans to watch Strack blossom at Virginia Tech like they had hoped, the loss of Brooks as their head coach made that possibility too much of long shot.

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Born in Chesapeake and raised into a family of hokies, Virginia Tech is where I call home now. Attended New River Community College as a freshman and now a sophomore at VT as a transfer student in Fall 2022. Majoring in Sports Media and Analytics, I’m excited for what’s to come for me as a student at VT.

Virginia Tech sports has always been something I have been a fan of. From afternoons in Lane Stadium to nights in Cassell Coliseum, I have loved every second of it no matter the outcome.

One of my first memories of being a Tech fan was our upset win against Ohio State 35-21 where CB Donovan Riley had the game sealing pick-6. More recently, beating UNC in 6 overtimes, our run to the sweet 16, and of course winning the men’s basketball ACC Championship with upsets over UNC and Duke.

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