12 Vivian Frieson
Vivian  Frieson


Seattle, WA

High School:





Gonzaga vs. Texas A&M

Gonzaga vs. Texas A&M


HIGH SCHOOL: Played basketball at Seattle's Garfield High School for coach Joyce Walker as a junior and senior helping Garfield win Washington State 4A championship in 2005...attended Garfield as a junior and Nova Project as a senior, playing basketball at GHS both seasons...started high school career at Bremerton High...named to the Kitsap Sun Super Six all-area team as a sophomore...All-Narrows League first team as a sophomore...named Street & Smith honorable mention All-American as a sophomore...family relocated to Seattle following sophomore year...helped Garfield post a 26-1 record and earn a national ranking as a junior...averaged 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks per-game as a senior...McDonald's All-American nominee...selected to play in Washington State Coaches Association All-Star game and Queens of the Hardwood All-Star game as a senior...helped Garfield post an 18-6 record as a senior and win KingCo League championship...career best game was in 2006 district playoffs with 26 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, four steals and four blocks...also competed in track during senior year winning KingCo championship in the high jump...invited to participate in the Washington vs. Oregon Meet of Champions.

Vivian Frieson's Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2006-07): Played in all 34 games for the Bulldogs...averaged 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game...scored a career-high nine points against Saint Mary's College...made four field goals for eight points against Pepperdine University...grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Portland State University...grabbed seven rebounds four times; against Marquette University, Pepperdine, at Portland and against San Francisco in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament...dished out a career-high three assists against Pepperdine...blocked two shots at Purdue and against Montana State.

SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Missed the first seven games due to a broken finger...played in all 27 games after returning from her injury, including 25 starts...scored in double-figures in 13 contests...scored a career-high 21 points at then-No.1 University of Tennessee (12/16/07)...scored 20 points at Utah Valley College (12/31/07)...grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds at the University of San Francisco (1/19/08)...blocked three shots against Loyola Marymount University (1/12/08)...had four steals at Pepperdine University (2/9/08)...registered her first career double-double against Pepperdine (3/6/08); finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds...had her second career double-double against the University of Colorado (3/24/08) in the second round of the WNIT...finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Colorado.

JUNIOR (2008-09): Played in 33 games for Gonzaga, getting the starting nod 29 times...named to the All-West Coast Conference first team...finished first on the team in blocks (56) and second in steals (66) and assists (87)...registered 17 double-digit scoring performances and had four double-doubles to her credit...scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against the University of Utah in the WBCA Classic (11/29/08)...finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds versus Saint Joseph's University (1/2/09)...had 10 points and 15 rebounds, one rebound shy of tying her career high, at the University of San Francisco (1/17/09)...poured in 13 points and grabbed 10 boards at Loyola Marymount University (2/19/09)...scored a career-high 26 points, hitting 10-of-14 from the field and 6-of-9 from the free throw line, versus Santa Clara University (2/26/09)...dished out a career-high seven assists in back-to-back games; versus Santa Clara (2/26/09) and against the University of San Diego (2/28/09)...made a school record 10 steals at the University of Washington (11/16/08)...had a career-high five blocks at Loyola Marymount (2/19/09)...scored 17 points, had three assits, three blocks and one steal in Zags upset victory over Xavier University in first round of NCAA Tournament...named to the WBCA All-Tournament squad.

Misc: High school honor roll...mothers name is Julien Washington.

"There is no question Viv is our most versatile player and in many ways our most valuable. She has the ability to play every position on the floor. She consistently comes up big in our big games. She is fun-loving, has a great personality and keeps the team energized or loose, whichever is needed. She has improved more than any player I have ever coached."
- Kelly Graves

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