Ciera Toomey has received a full scholarship offer from an Atlantic Coast Conference school and National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball tournament qualifier for the second straight day and third time this month.
Virginia Tech on Thursday became the latest team to make an offer to the NEPA Elite Clark 17U girls team player and Dunmore all-state player.
Toomey, a 6-foot-3 Class of 2023 forward, now has 18 NCAA Division I offers, 16 of them for full scholarships.
Virginia Tech follows an offer from North Carolina State Wednesday and North Carolina two weeks ago.
Toomey is ranked as the 14th best prospect in the country among 2023 high school graduates, according to ESPN-W. ESPN.com also has listed Toomey among the 15 uncommitted Players To Watch in women’s basketball recruiting nationally this summer.
The NEPA Elite Clark team, the 2020 Hoop Group Showcase League champion, is coming off a 5-0 weekend to win the top title awarded at the Hoop Group’s Pennsylvania Showcase at East Stroudsburg University. Toomey shared the team scoring lead of 12 points per game with Drexel University commit Kylie Lavelle from Riverside during the tournament.
At Dunmore, Toomey was a first-team Class 4A all-state selection as a sophomore for her role in the latest Lackawanna League Division 3 championship by the Lady Bucks.
Virginia Tech is coming off an 8-8 ACC season, 15-10 overall mark and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Toomey’s Division I scholarship offers also include Boston College, Bucknell, Michigan, Northeastern, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rider, St. John’s, Vanderbilt, Villanova and West Virginia. She also has offers to join the programs at Columbia and Pennsylvania, which, as Ivy League members, cannot offer athletic scholarships.
CREDITS: Andrew Maddock graphic; Tim Drewes photo.