Boesel Excited to Build on Impressive Rookie Season for Gamecock Softball6/21/17 - It's not unprecedented for a freshman to make an immediate impact on the softball diamond. However, when a rookie takes on a leadership role as an everyday player while leading the team in nearly every offensive category, as was the case with second baseman Mackenzie Boesel, coaches and fans have to be excited about the future.
Beyond Sports Field Trip Offers Gamecocks a Unique Opportunity6/20/17 - It wasn't a typical field trip for a group of South Carolina student-athletes, but for the Gamecocks involved in the Beyond Sports professional development and summer internship program, the short bus ride to Charlotte did provide a valuable educational experience in preparing for life after college.
Schmidt Looking to Prove Himself Again While Fulfilling Career Dreams6/20/17 - After having his junior season with the Gamecocks cut short due to Tommy John surgery, Clarke Schmidt was recently the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees, and he has more dreams to fulfill.
Ieasia Walker is Seeing the Game From a New Perspective6/15/17 - Former South Carolina point guard and 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year Ieasia Walker (2009-2013) has traded in her high tops and jersey for a referee's whistle and stripes.
Women's Soccer Staff Recognized Among the Nation's Best6/9/17 - Outstanding talent is one factor in the success of South Carolina women's soccer, but to consistently put a great product on the field comes from the hard work of an outstanding staff. The Gamecocks were honored to earn the NSCAA Region Staff of the Year this past season after winning the SEC Championship and reaching the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.
Four Decades of Camps Create Legacies for Men's Soccer6/5/17 - South Carolina men's soccer coach Mark Berson is always on the lookout for young talent, but he also wants to help continue to grow the game. Berson's soccer camps have been doing just that for four decades now, and that experience is critical to their continued success.
Experience and Talent Generate High Expectations for Men's Golf6/1/17 - The men's golf team put together another solid season after advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive year this spring. Head coach Bill McDonald has a lot of reasons for optimism as his 2017 squad did not have a single senior on the roster.
Folland and Dailey Excited About Taking the Next Step5/31/17 - Whether you define student-athlete success through wins and losses, record books, grade point average, or earning a degree, South Carolina women's tennis exiting seniors Caroline Dailey and Brigit Folland have all the bases covered. They're not done learning, however. They look forward to continuing their education as the next step in fulfilling their goals for their respective careers.
My Signature: 'Head Down, Eyes Up' Mentality Keeps Schmidt Moving Forward5/30/17 - Clarke Schmidt was enjoying another stellar spring on the mound before he suffered an arm injury, resulting in season-ending "Tommy John" surgery. Now rehabilitating, the All-American hurler won't give in to self-pity as he awaits the Major League Baseball draft, thanks to his strong faith and perspective after watching his brother successfully fight cancer on his way to a pro baseball career.
Unique Opportunity for Gamecock Student-Athletes in Vietnam5/24/17 - A trio of South Carolina student-athletes are headed back to the classroom this summer, but in different roles and a much different setting. Track and Field's Kierstin Williams and Bryce Simpson, and softball's Kaylea Snaer will spend four weeks in Vietnam, where they will serve as teachers and coaches for underprivileged middle school children as part of the Coach for College program.
My Signature: Tyler Brockington Recalls Every Step of Her SEC Title Run5/23/17 - Senior Tyler Brockington sped away from the field to win the women's 400m hurdles title at the SEC Outdoor Championships at South Carolina's Cregger Track earlier this month. She not only ran a personal best in the event, but also captured the fourth fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Catching Up with SEC Legend Earl Bass5/22/17 - Earl Bass (1972-1975) is still at or near the top of many lists in the South Carolina baseball record books. The former All-American pitcher will be recognized as an SEC Legend during the league's baseball tournament this week, and he is proud to be the second Gamecock baseball recipient honored as such, following in the footsteps of head coach Bobby Richardson.
Strength of SEC Prepares Gamecocks for Postseason5/18/17 - Playing in the nation's toughest conference has the South Carolina softball team well-prepared for the postseason. Coach Beverly Smith's Gamecocks are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive year as they'll play in the Tucson, Ariz., regional this weekend, and all 12 of the other SEC softball teams earned bids to the postseason as well.
My Signature: Coachability and Maturity Help Pelaez in NCAA Regional Title Run5/17/17 - Freshman Ana Pelaez turned in a veteran performance by taking medalist honors at the NCAA Regional tournament earlier this month to rally the Gamecocks from eight strokes down and propel the team back to the NCAA Championships for the eighth consecutive year. She and her game have grown tremendously as she enjoyed four top 15 finishes this spring.