In 2015, Victoria walked-on to the #1 ranked team in the nation. She was barely given the opportunity to join the team, and was not a highly touted recruit. Despite these low expectations, Victoria started and played in every game her true freshman year, winning the Pac-12 Championship and making it all the way to an Elite Eight finish. The rest of her career consisted of three NCAA tournament appearances, two Pac-12 All Academic Honorable Mentions, two seasons serving as captain, two USC Best Passer/Digger awards, and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors. With a total of 1,644 digs, Victoria finished with the top 5 most career digs in program history.
In the spring of 2016, Victoria gave a compelling TEDxTalk on mental health in athletes. It has since garnered over 110,000 views on Youtube and has given her various opportunities to speak about mental health and body image. Her GOOD magazine article "How I Learned To Love My Body As A Female Athlete" received over 80,000 Facebook shares, and she's been featured in USA Today College, Mercury News, FloVolleyball, and PAC-12 Networks nation-wide television program. She was also selected as the 2018 JED Student Voice of Mental Health Award first runner up. In 2018, Victoria produced and co-directed a digital video promoting female athlete body image for The Players' Tribune, which surpassed 90,000 views on Twitter. Popsugar magazine also featured her story online to their audience of over 5 million followers. In the Spring of 2019, Victoria will be visiting three high-schools, two Universities, and four national sororities. If you are interested in having Victoria speak your school, event, or athletic function, please contact email@example.com.
#REALPOST - SOCIAL MEDIA PLEDGE
Victoria vows to post only unedited and honest content. Her posts on Instagram, (@victoriagarrick,) and her Youtube channel, (@vgarr4), frequently discuss body image, mental health and anything else she feels will be helpful and relatable to her combined following of over 45,000 people. Everything you find on her social media platforms has no photoshop, and portrays what is truly going on in her life. Join the movement and post your own #RealPost !