Downey named to IWLCA's South Region second team

IWLCA Release

NORTHBOROUGH, MASS. – Virginia Tech's Kayla Downey was named to the IWLCA's South Region second team on Thursday afternoon, as announced by the association.
The IWLCA honored 128 student-athletes in Division I with a selection to one of the All-Region teams for 2024. These student-athletes are now eligible to be named to a national IWLCA All-American team. The IWLCA will announce the 2024 IWLCA Division I All-American teams on May 23.
In her final collegiate campaign – the only spent in Blacksburg – Downey put up record-breaking numbers of assists and points. The Babylon, N.Y. native shattered Natasha Fuch's assist record (36) set in 2005 by providing 57 in 18 games. Downey tied the record in 12 games and broke it in Tech's 13th contest.

Bringing over the form that saw her win the 2023 ASUN Player of the Year award with Coastal Carolina, Downey also topped Virginia Tech's single-season points record with 81 contributions this season, surpassing Paige Petty's mark of 74 in 2019.
The five-year player, who had stops with Coastal and Stony Brook before Tech, set out on a quest to prove that she could compete with the country's most elite in the ACC. Downey's mission was accomplished, as she had at least one point contribution in each game this season, including 14 in her last three contests against Notre Dame, Virginia and Louisville, respectively.