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2013 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2012 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2013 WBCA Good Works Team
2012 Auburn Miss Homecoming
2013 State Farm 3-Point Championship Contestant
2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team
2011-13 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2011-13 SEC Community Service Team
2010-13 Auburn Academic Top Tiger
As a Senior (2012-13):
Started all 34 games for Auburn... Named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row... Named to the SEC Community Service Team and to the inaugural WBCA Good Works Team... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Named an Auburn Top Tiger... Voted Auburn's 2012 Miss Homecoming, the first AU student-athlete to earn the honor... Led Auburn in scoring eight times, rebounding 13 times, and assists six times... Finished the season third on the team in scoring with 12.6 points, and led the team in rebounding with 6.1... Recorded two double-doubles against Tennessee-Chattanooga and Alabama... Recorded a season and career high with 32 points against Mississippi State, shooting 75 percent from the field, including five 3-pointers... Recorded four 20+ point games... Scored the most points in a first half for the tigers with 18 against Alabama... Made five 3-point field goals in three different games (at Missouri, vs. Ole Miss and vs. Mississippi State), tying her career high... Dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Western Kentucky in the WNIT... Tied her career high with six steals against both Hofstra and Western Kentucky... Recorded a season high 11 rebounds against Alabama to go along with 22 points... Ranked 15th in the SEC in points per game (12.6), 17th in rebounds per game (6.1), seventh in defensive rebounds per game (5.1), and sixth in 3-point field goals made per game (2.0)... In SEC-only games she ranked 14th in points per game (13.0), 18th in rebounds per game (5.9), ninth in defensive rebounds per game (4.9), sixth in 3-point percentage (.367), and seventh in 3-point field goals made per game (2.1)... Knocked down 67 3-point field goals on the season, finishing third all-time at Auburn in single season treys... Averaged 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in the 2013 WNIT... Played in 127 career games, which places her ninth on Auburn's career games list... Made 213 career three-point field goals, finishing second on Auburn's all-time 3-point field goal list... Was the 33rd SEC player all-time to reach the 200 3-point plateau... Attempted 618 career three-point field goals, finishing second on Auburn's all-time 3-point field goals attempted list... Finished her career eighth on Auburn's 3-point field goal percentage list, shooting .345... Finished her career with 1,244 total points, which is 18th most in Auburn history... Compiled a total of 602 rebounds in her Auburn career, ranking 19th all-time at AU... Dished out 185 assists in her career which places her 30th on Auburn's all-time assist list... One of ten Auburn players to ever at Auburn be ranked in the top-30 career rankings in points, rebounds, and assists... Was just the fourth player in Auburn history to tally 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 steals, and 50 blocks in their career... Collected more than 1,500 books as part of her Ballin' For Books community service program, giving her a two-year total of more than 2,600 books... Books were donated to the Pine Hills Literacy Project and the Hudson Family Foundation... Invited to compete at the State Farm 3-Point Championship as part of NCAA Final Four week in Atlanta, finishing fourth in the competition... Signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Dream on April 25... Graduated from Auburn on May 5, 2013 with a degree in biomedical sciences.
2013 Australian Tour:
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 and a sister, Stella... 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... Earned her degree in Biomedical Sciences.
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