2012 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Capital One Academic All-District IV
2011-12 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 SEC Community Service Team
2010-12 Auburn Academic Top Tiger
Career Record Watch:
Enters her senior season in sixth all-time in career 3-pointers with 146. Is also just 184 points away from 1,000.
As a Senior (2012-13):
Started all four games on the Australian Tour, leading Auburn in scoring in two... Was second on the team, averaging 17.5 points per game... Opened the tour with 10 points in a loss to the Logan Thunder... Rebounded for a team-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers, in the Tigers' win over the Cairns Dolphins... Scored 12 points in the win over the Sydney Flames, 10 of which came in the second half as Auburn pulled away for the win... Finished the tour with a team-high 25 points against the Sutherland Sharks.
As a Junior (2011-12):
Named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Capital One Academic All-District First Team... Was the first Auburn women's basketball player ever to earn SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors... Selected to SEC Academic Honor Roll... Named to the SEC Community Service Team for her Ballin' For Books campaign... Became the 37th Auburn player ever to score 800 career points... Played in all 30 games while starting in 26... Scored a season high 20 points against Marist on Dec. 21 and grabbed a career high 10 rebounds at Mercer on Nov. 11... Tallied a career high six steals vs. Central Connecticut State on Dec. 22... The six steals are tied for 10th all-time at Auburn in single-game steals... Knocked down 56 three-pointers on the season, finishing in a tie for sixth all-time at Auburn in single-season treys... Ranked second in the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (.412), fifth in 3-pointers made per game (1.9) and 11th in defensive rebounds (3.6)... In SEC-only games, led the SEC in 3-point percentage (.441) and tied for sixth in 3-points made (1.9)... Named to New York Life Holiday Tournament hosted by Hofstra All-Tournament Team... Scored in double digits 13 times while averaging 9.1 points per game... Averaged 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game... Her "Ballin' For Books" community service campaign collected more than 1,100 books for area reading prorgams.
As a Sophomore (2010-11):
Scored Auburn's first field goal in the new Auburn Arena, a 3-pointer that came 56 seconds into the game against Mercer... Was the only Tiger to start all 32 games... Was second on the team in scoring, tallying 327 points for 10.2 per game, a mark that ranked 26th in the SEC... Averaged 10.7 points per game in SEC play, a mark that ranked in a tie for 24th in the league... Hit a team-high 50 three-pointers, a mark that ranks in a tie for ninth all-time at Auburn in single-season 3-pointers with Nitasha Brown (2005-06)... Finished the season ranked 11th in the SEC in 3-pointers per game with 1.6, also ranked ninth in SEC-only games with 1.6... Pulled down 151 rebounds and was second on the team with 4.7 per game... Was tied for 10th in SEC-only games with 4.3 defensive rebounds per game... Also tallied 33 assists, 27 steals and 17 blocks on the season... Had a career outing vs. Ole Miss with 27 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers... For her efforts against Ole Miss and LSU, she was named SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 17) for the first time in her career... Posted career-highs of 11-of-17 shooting against Ole Miss... Picked up a career-high four steals against LSU... Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds on four occasions: at Alabama, vs. South Carolina, at LSU and at Tennessee Tech in the first round of the WNIT... Scored in double figures in 17 out of 32 games, leading Auburn in scoring in eight games... Led the Tigers in rebounding nine times and in assists once... Tied her career high with five assists against Alabama... Selected to the SEC Community Service Team... Voted to the Capital One Academic All-District IV Second Team... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and an Auburn Academic Top Tiger.
As a Freshman (2009-10):
Played in all 31 games, starting in 13... Finished with 215 points, averaging 6.9 ppg... Added 118 rebounds, averaging 2.8 rpg... Had 51 assists, 17 blocks, and 15 steals on the year... Connected on 19 of 27 free throw attempts, good for a .704 free throw percentage... Was third on the team in 3-point percentage, shooting 40-of-128 (.313)... Posted a season-high 14 points against George Washington... Pulled down season-highs of seven rebounds in five different games... Had season-high five assists against Troy and Kentucky... Had season-high two blocks in four games... Made a season-high four 3-point field goals against Georgia Southern... Had career highs in rebounds (7) and assists (5) against Florida in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
Ranked as the No. 45 prospect in the country and No. 8 forward by ESPN.com's HoopGurlz... McDonald's All-America Candidate... Played her first two years of high school basketball at Andalusia (Ala.) High School before transferring to Buford (Ga.) High School... Led Buford to the state tournament quarterfinals as a junior before taking the team to a state championship as a senior... Team posted a 32-1 record during her senior season... Averaged 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a senior... Earned All-Area honors as a freshman and sophomore at Andalusia... Named Georgia AA Player of the Year as a senior while also picking up All-State First Team honors as a junior and senior... Named All-Region and Region 6AA Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Named the Gwinnett Daily Post and Gainesville Times Player of the Year... Named to the All-Gwinnett Team... Selected to the Atlanta Tipoff Club All-Metro Team... Played club basketball for the Peach State elite Black team, a squad ranked in the top 20 in the nation... Also got it done in the classroom, graduating from high school with a 4.3548 grade-point average... Was a Georgia Merit Scholar and an Advanced Placement Scholar... Graduated fourth in her class of 161.
Full name is Virginia Blanche Alverson... Daughter of Bill and Cindy Alverson... Born Jan. 28, 1991 in Andalusia, Ala... Has a brother, William (25) and a sister, Stella (13)... William is an Auburn graduate... Is a fourth generation Auburn student... Both parents graduated from Auburn and her great grandfather, Rube Alverson, played baseball at Auburn... In the pre-Med program at Auburn.