Alexyz Vaioletama finished her USC career having played in 120 games as a Trojan (seventh most in program history) and ranked No. 11 all-time in career rebounds (734). A two-time team captain, Vaioletama almost tripled her scoring production from her freshman to senior seasons and led the team in rebounding as a junior and a senior. As a junior in 2014, she helped USC win its first-ever Pac-12 Tournament Championship and make its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006. As a senior, she earned a place on the All-Pac-12 Team as one of the top-15 players in the conference in 2014-15. Recorded five career double-doubles.
2014-15 SENIOR SEASON
Vaioletama led the team in scoring (12.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.9 rpg) as a senior... Named to All-Pac-12 Team... Also averaged 1.6 steals, 1.1 assists and 0.6 blocks per game... Appeared in 27 games with 27 starts, having been sidelined for three games with injury... Had two career-high 24-point games (vs. CSUN and Or- egon State)... Pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds vs. Oregon... In all, registered 16 double-digit scoring games and six double-digit rebounding games, including two double-doubles... Also was named the SMU Thanksgiving Classic MVP.
2013-14 JUNIOR SEASON In her junior season, Vaioletama almost doubled her scoring and rebounding production from last season... Led team on the boards with 7.7 rebounds per game and was third in scoring with 8.6 points per game... Also provided 1.3 assists and led team in steals with 1.8 per game... Appeared in and started all 35 games... Hit a career-high 21 points at Cal State Northridge and at Arizona State... Had her third double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds in USC's upset of Stanford in the Pac-12 semifinals... Recorded a career-high 18 rebounds at Cal State Northridge... Scored in double figures in 10 games and had six games with double-figure rebounds... Also provided 15 blocks and was second on the team in minutes played with 29.0 minutes per game... Earned Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention.
2012-13 SOPHOMORE SEASON Vaioletama played in 30 games and started 15 as a sophomore... Scored the winning buzzer-beater for USC at Oregon State... Averaged 4.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game... Was third on the team in 3-pointers made with 20, shooting 35.7% from beyond the arc... During Pac-12 play, hit 15 three and averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game...Scored in doubles digits in five games, including a career-high 14 points vs. Stanford... Hit a career-high three 3-pointers at Oregon... Had a season-high 13 rebounds at Cal... Also had 12 blocks and 15 steals in the season.
2011-12 FRESHMAN SEASON Vaioletama appeared in 28 games and started eight as a true freshman... Averaged 4.5 points and was fourth on the team in rebounding with 5.1 per game... Also added 27 assists, 20 steals and nine blocks... Had a team-high 10 rebounds in win at UCLA and set her career high with 15 vs. UC Santa Barbara... Career-best 12-point games came at Texas A&M and vs. Oregon... Started the first three games of her career.
Vaioletama was invited to participate in the 2011 U.S. Under-19 team trials... Was a member of the USA U-16 National Team that won gold at the 2009 FIBA Americas tournament... Also competed for the U.S. U-17 team.
HIGH SCHOOL Vaioletama was selected a A McDonald's All-American and earned All-CIF Southern Section honors out of Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif.... Ranked as the nation's No. 6 forward and No. 14 overall player in the ESPNU Rankings Class of 2011... Also named to the 2011 Los Angeles Times All-Star Team, averaged 10.7 points and 7.5 rebounds as a senior... Mater Dei won back-to-back CIF state championships... Played club for West Coast Premier and Irvine Sol... An honor student.
PERSONAL Alexyz Anissa Vaioletama was born June 12, 1993 in Riverside, Calif.... The daughter of Vaovasa and Caroline Tuato... Has three brothers, Jonah and Marcus Tuato and Christian Petero... Her cousin Steve Francis played in the NBA... Favorite food is Hawaiian... Has always wanted to travel around the world, visiting Rome, Germany, New Zealand and Australia... Hopes to play basketball overseas after graduation... Majoring in psychology.