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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

Saxton’s Career Game-by-Game Stats

Awards

Junior Year (2020-21)
NCAA Hemisfair Region All-Tournament Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore Year (2019-20)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Freshman Year (2018-19)

SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School

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

In the Record Book

Game
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)

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
  • Had an explosive third quarter in the NCAA Sweet 16 game against Georgia Tech (Mar. 28), scoring eight of her 12 points in the third… also pulled down six rebounds
  • 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
  • Helped close out the win against Ole Miss (Feb. 25), scoring six of her 10 points in the fourth on top of her eight rebounds and her career-high tying three steals
  • Scored six of her 10 points in the opening quarter against Missouri (Feb. 11) to help Gamecocks stay close with hot-shooting Tigers
  • Grabbed six of her eight rebounds at #2/5 UConn (Feb. 8) in the final 15:00 with the game in the balance
  • 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
  • Poured in 15 points at Alabama (Jan. 4) and snagged six offensive rebounds to tie her career high, including four in the third quarter to help hold off a Crimson Tide comeback attempt
  • Just missed out on a double-double against Florida (Dec. 31), tying her career high with 12 rebounds … posted three or more blocks for third straight game
  • Took over in the fourth quarter against Temple (Dec. 17), scoring 11 of her 16 points in the period
  • Continued to play a vital role in the post, with nine points and nine rebounds to go along with three blocks at #23/18 Iowa State (Dec. 6)
  • Made her presence felt with a nine-point, six-rebound performance against #21/20 Gonzaga (Nov. 29)
  • Tied her scoring career high in the season opener against Charleston (Nov. 25) scoring 19 points and pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds in the contest

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)
  • Nearly posted her second career double-double in just 20 minutes at Florida (Feb. 27)
  • Grabbed two rebounds and swiped a steals during crucial 9-1 run late in third quarter at #14/16 Kentucky (Feb. 23)
  • 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
  • Notched the first double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Missouri (Jan. 16)
  • Scored four of her eight points at Vanderbilt (Jan. 12) during 11-0 run that closed the first half and broke open a three-point game
  • Added 11 points off the bench, including 7-of-8 from the charity stripe, against #13/13 Kentucky (Jan. 2)
  • Pulled down four of her five rebounds on the offensive end at Alabama (Jan. 5), which led to six Gamecock second-chance points, including four of her own
  • Turned in third-straight double-digit scoring game against USC Upstate (Nov. 21), including four points in the decisive opening quarter
  • Scored six of her season-high 13 points in the second quarter at Dayton (Nov. 13) to help the Gamecocks put the game out of reach

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
  • 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
  • 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 NCAA Tournament debut against Belmont (Mar. 22), scoring four points and collecting three of her five rebounds on the offensive end
  • 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
  • Made each of the Gamecocks’ first three shots in the fourth quarter against Ole Miss (Feb. 7) on her way to her second-straight game in double figures
  • 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
  • Provided most consistent defense on Commodores’ leading scorer and grabbing five of her game-high eight rebounds in the fourth quarter
  • Scored five points on a pair of offensive rebounds in eight minutes against Alabama (Jan. 6), including a tough and-1 to begin scoring in the fourth quarter
  • Blocked three shots against Furman (Dec. 30) in 10 minutes, marking the fifth time this season with multiple blocks
  • Strong in her home debut against Clemson (Nov. 15), becoming first Gamecock freshman to block five shots in a game since A’ja Wilson swatted six at Kentucky on March 1, 2015
  • 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

Personal

  • Daughter of Consuelo and Victor Saxton; has an older sister, Charron Woodley, and an older brother, Victor
  • Majoring in criminology and criminal justice

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