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MSU's Victoria Vivians Wins Gillom Award

The Bulldogs' breakout freshman, Victoria Vivians, won the Gillom Award Monday, naming her the state of Mississippi's best women's basketball player.

Vic Schaefer

MSU's own Victoria Vivians was named the best women's basketball player in the state of Mississippi on Monday when she won the CSpire Gillom Award. According to State's 247 site, this is the third year in a row that a player in maroon and white has taken home this honor.

Vivians led the SEC in scoring in 2015 with 15.1 points per game, won SEC Freshman of the Week twice, scored more than 20 points in eight different games this season including a 39 point game against Kentucky, and on Monday became the first freshman ever to win win the Gillom Award. In addition to her SEC-leading scoring, Vivians averaged 2 steals, 1 assist, and 5 rebounds in an average of only 26.5 minutes of playing time per game.

Needless to say, the future is bright for women's basketball in Starkville.