From Ballarat to Virginia Tech, Georgia Amoore's star is shining bright
Amoore has helped lead the Virginia Tech Hokies to a number one seed for the NCAA Tournament, and she's just getting started.
Australian guard Georgia Amoore is making a name for herself, and in the process, helping to put Virginia Tech’s women’s college basketball program on the map.
Photo credit: Virginia Tech Athletics and Jaylynn Nash
Amoore, who hails from Ballarat in Victoria, is a proud country kid who is now shining under the bright lights of NCAA Division I basketball, having led her Virginia Tech Hokies to the ACC championship last week and earning a number one seed in the NCAA tournament.
Virginia Tech is half a world away from Ballarat, but Amoore says lessons learnt —both on the court and off it— from her upbringing have helped her in the cut and thrust of Division I college basketball.
“I’m a Vic Country kid and I truly believe that the way we grew up; those five-hour practice days and sleeping on the courts, that honestly helped me a lot because you come over here and I'm not going to lie, the way that high school basketball is here, there are some entitled girls and there are girls who haven’t really faced adversity, so when they come to college it kind of rocks their world a bit,” Amoore told The Pick and Roll.
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