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Victoria Vivians

School

Mississippi State

Position
Guard
Major
Human Sciences

Classroom

Victoria Vivians is a 3-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and has also been named to the Bulldog Honor Roll in six semesters. She is scheduled to receive her degree from Mississippi State in May.

Character

Vivians is an outstanding representative of Mississippi State, the Southeastern Conference and women’s basketball overall. She always takes time to take pictures and sign autographs for fans. She was also elected MSU’s 2017 Homecoming Queen by garnering over 60 percent of the student vote. She is always one of the last players in the locker room because she is signing autographs and taking pictures. She is a tremendous leader for her team, constantly competing at a high level in practice and games.

Community

Vivians has visited Blair Batson Children’s Hospital, participated in the TK Martin SUPER Fun Run for the center on campus that works with special needs children, assisted with games at Travis Outlaw Day community event, volunteered at Camp Rising Sun (a camp for children with cancer), assisted with the Take Back the Night Glow Run, promoted healthy eating in local schools with Breakfast of Champions and volunteered with area Special Olympics. As part of her internship for her degree, she is working with 1-year old children at a local child development center. She is also helping coordinate a community service project for the MSU Homecoming Court

Competition

Vivians is a First Team All-SEC selection and First Team USA Today All-American along with Third Team ESPNW All-American. She is also a Wooden Award National Ballot member and finalist for the Ann Meyers Drysdale and Dawn Staley Awards. She is a semifinalist for the Naismith. This season Vivians is having the best year of her career, rating 3rd in the SEC in scoring with a career-best 19.6 ppg. Vivians is averaging 22.3 ppg against ranked foes this year. She has scored double figures in all but one game this year while tallying 20 points 15 times and 30 points twice. She is shooting 11.4 percentage points higher from the field and 3-point range and nearly 8 percentage points higher at the free-throw line. This season she became the first MSU player to record 2,000-career points, and she is tops among active players in career scoring, 3rd among current Division I players. She was an Associated Press third-team All-American last season, honorable mention WBCA All-American in 2016, preseason first-team All-SEC selection and first-team All-SEC honoree the last two years and a second-team selection as a freshman. She was an NCAA Oklahoma City All-Region Team last season and NCAA All-Final Four Team member.