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Victaria Saxton

  • position Forward
  • height 6-2
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Rome, Ga.
  • High school Model
  • position Forward
  • height 6-2
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Rome, Ga.
  • High school Model

Victaria Saxton Bio


At South Carolina
4x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
NCAA Hemisfair Region All-Tournament Team (2021)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2019)

High School
Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AA Player of the Year (2017, 2018)

South Carolina Record Book

6th – Blocked shots in a career (171)
9th – Offensive rebounds in a career (301)
5th – Blocked shots in career SEC games (89)

1st – Games started in a season (37 in 2021-22)
1st – Games played in a season (37 in 2021-22)
Most offensive rebounds by a senior (118 in 2021-22)

Best field goal percentage by a freshman (1.000 (7-7) at Arkansas, 2/3/19)
Best free throw percentage by a freshman (1.000 (8-8) vs. Georgia, 2/24/19; 1.000 (5-5) at Arkansas, 2/3/19)

Bio Information


Senior Year (2021-22)

  • Named a captain for first team in program history to be ranked No 1 in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Polls every week of the season and program’s second National Championship
  • Ranked 11th in the SEC for blocked shots per game (1.30) and fourth in offensive rebounds per game (3.2)
  • Started all 37 games; grabbed double-digit rebounds seven times and blocked five or more shots twice
  • Dominated the offensive glass in the national championship game against #5/6 UConn (Apr. 3), setting the tone early with the first of her five coming on the opening possession to set up a Destanni Henderson 3-pointer
  • Locked in her first double-double of the season with 11 points with a game-high 11 boards vs. Creighton (Mar. 27)
  • Reeled in a career-high 14 rebounds in NCAA Sweet 16 win over #17/18 North Carolina (Mar. 25), highlighted by a third quarter with four offensive rebounds and five points to go with a steal and a big block
  • Went to work early at Kentucky (Feb. 10), scoring the team’s first four points and pulling down five rebounds in the first three minutes; finished with a season-high 11 boards to go with eight points and five blocks
  • Needed only 17 minutes of action vs. Vanderbilt (Jan. 24) to reach a season-high 11 rebounds, highlighted by a third quarter of eight rebounds (six offensive)
  • Was a menace to Arkansas’ (Jan. 16) offense, blocking a career-high six shots, including one late to stifle a rally
  • Sparked the team’s big second quarter vs. #21/20 Kentucky (Jan. 9), with 3-of-4 field goals with five boards and a block
  • Helped keep game close at #13/16 LSU (Jan. 6) with three of her four blocked shots, three of her seven rebounds and all six of her points coming in the first half
  • Was nearly unstoppable in the first half against Mississippi State (Jan. 2), scoring six of the team’s first eight points … finished with 11 first-half points and shot 5-of-6 in the game, including a pair of layups off her own steals on the perimeter, to post her first double-digit scoring game of the season
  • Scored seven points and added three of her eight offensive boards in the third quarter vs. #2/2 Stanford (Dec. 21)
  • Pulled down seven offensive rebounds in the win over #8/7 Maryland (Dec. 12), two coming in the closing minutes of the game to help seal the win… also entered the program’s career top 10 for blocks, passing Ilona Burgrova (2005-08) with a pair of stuffs

Junior Year (2020-21)

  • Team captain for the second-straight season
  • Ranked sixth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.5) … in conference play, ranked fifth in blocks per game (1.4), and 10th in offensive rebounds per game (2.8)
  • Scored the first eight South Carolina points against Texas in the NCAA Elite 8 (Mar. 30), finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds to secure a spot on the NCAA Tournament Hemisfair All-Region Team
  • Impacted the NCAA Tournament second-round game against Oregon State (Mar. 23) all over the floor, finishing with seven points, six rebounds and career-high tying five blocks
  • Caught fire in the second quarter of NCAA Tournament first-round game against Mercer (Mar. 21) scoring eight of her game-high and career-high tying 20 points in the quarter
  • Posted her third straight game in double figures with 11 points at Auburn (Feb. 4), while pulling down seven rebounds and tying her career high with three steals
  • Controlled the glass at #21/19 Mississippi State (Jan. 28), snagging five of her 11 rebounds in the first quarter on the way to her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 boards
  • Continued to show her glass cleaning skills against #22/23 Georgia (Jan. 21), tying the game high with 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive end, which tied her career high
  • Was an offensive powerhouse at Vanderbilt (Jan. 14), scoring 13 of her career-high 20 points in the first half and finished the game going 9-of-10 from the field

Sophomore Year (2019-20)

  • Part of first team in program history to end the season ranked No. 1 in the nation, claiming that spot in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll
  • Ranked 11th in SEC in blocks per game (1.3), tied for sixth in conference games (1.6)
  • Pulled down a team-high eight rebounds against Auburn (Feb. 13) and set a new career high for SEC games with four blocks while helping keep SEC’s top rebounder without a rebound in the second and third quarters
  • Scored a pair of putbacks and added a free throw during 14-0 second-quarter run at Missouri (Jan. 16) that broke open a five-point game for good … logged her first career double-double, including career-high six offensive rebounds

Freshman Year (2018-19)

  • Picked up SEC All-Freshman Team honors after averaging 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in league play
  • Ranked eighth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.3), including five games of at least three blocked shots
  • Was fouled on crucial offensive rebound and sank two clutch free throws with 1:24 to go against #25/22 Florida State (Mar. 24) to help Gamecocks hold on in NCAA Tournament second round
  • Made her mark on the SEC with a strong five-game stretch to open February, posting 10.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game during the stretch and picking up SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Feb. 5
  • Earned first career start against #16/17 Kentucky (Feb. 21), scoring five of her seven points in third quarter to help Gamecocks take first lead of the game
  • Connected on four clutch free throws and grabbed four of her six second-half rebounds in the fourth quarter against Georgia (Feb. 14) to help deliver the win
  • Scored 10 of her career-high 19 points in the Gamecocks’ 35-point fourth quarter at Arkansas (Feb. 3) and was perfect 7-of-7 from the field, including scoring on each of her five offensive rebounds
  • Efficient offensively in college debut, hitting 4-of-5 from the field at Alabama State (Nov. 11)

High School

  • Ranked No. 47 overall recruit in 2018 class and No. 6 forward by ESPN
  • Captured Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Class AA Player of the Year honors as a junior (2017) and senior (2018)
  • Earned player of the year or co-player of the year honors from the Rome News-Tribune all four years of her high school career (2015-18)
  • Was a four-time Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club Player of the Year winner and a four-time Atlanta Journal Constitution First-Team Class II All-State selection (2015-18)
  • Averaged 24.3 points and 14.9 rebounds as a senior, leading Devils to the Georgia Class AA Final Four
  • Closed high school career as Model’s all-time leading scorer (2,622 points) and averaged a double-double throughout her career
  • Helped Model to four straight Region 7-AA championships



  • Daughter of Consuelo and Victor Saxton; has an older sister, Charron Woodley, and an older brother, Victor
  • Graduated in May 2022 with a bachelor’s in criminology and criminal justice
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in coaching education