RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Women's Basketball head coach Beth O'Boyle was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors State Coach of the Year while Tera Reed was named Second Team All-State.
O'Boyle, the Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year and Richmond Times-Dispatch State Coach of the Year, led VCU to the first conference regular season title in program history. The Rams were A-10 Regular Season Co-Champions as they went 24-10 overall and 13-3 in the A-10. VCU earned the No. 1 seed in the A-10 Championship and advanced to the A-10 Championship game. VCU also earned the league's automatic bid to the WNIT and advanced to the second round.
Reed earned VaSID Second Team All-State honors after leading VCU in scoring for the second consecutive season with 12.5 points per game. She shot 42.9 percent from the floor while starting all 31 games for the Rams. Reed was also named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team.
After having one of the youngest teams in the country last season, VCU ended the season tied for the nation's most improved team and tied for the 12th-most improved team in NCAA history dating dating to 1981-82. VCU had a 14.5-game improvement by NCAA standards and a 17-win improvement overall from 2017-18 to 2018-19.