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.
My Signature: Senior Day a Memorable First for Taylor Williams and Family5/15/17 - Senior Day (May 5) was extra special for South Carolina leftfielder Taylor Williams. It marked the first time in her four year career that her mother, Gloria, who was paralyzed from the waist down after a hit-and-run car accident in 1999, was able to travel from her home in Texas to see her play a game at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
Tickets On Sale for Teacher Appreciation Day at Gamecock Football5/9/17 - Teacher Appreciation Day returns to Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, October 28, when South Carolina football hosts Vanderbilt during Homecoming Weekend. This is the third straight year that South Carolina will honor educators by offering discounted tickets to teachers, school staff, and their families.
Catching Up with Former All-American Pole Vaulter Chris Steddum5/9/17 - Former South Carolina pole vaulter Chris Steddum (2000-2004) earned plenty of accolades and had the opportunity to compete professionally before retiring and becoming a successful investment banker. He overcame some bad luck with injuries and accidents toward the end of his career as an athlete, but he has no regrets.
Freshmen Make Big Impact for Gamecock Beach Volleyball5/4/17 - In only its fourth year of existence, the Beach Volleyball program is enjoying a historic season in 2017 after earning its first appearance in the NCAA Championships. The Gamecocks have had outstanding senior leadership and contributions from student-athletes in each class, and that includes a highly touted group of freshmen that has made a difference.
My Signature: Katelyn Dambaugh on Winning the SEC Tournament5/3/17 - South Carolina senior women's golfer Katelyn Dambaugh is no stranger to big time performances. The All-American is the Gamecocks all-time leader in career stroke average, and recently took home medalist honors at the 2017 SEC Championship after carding a final round 66 (-6) while posting a school and tournament record 204 (-12) over the three day competition.
Holmes Looking Forward to Seeing the Game Behind the Scenes5/2/17 - Colby Holmes (2010-2013) has a new perspective. After years of hard work and focus led him to great opportunities in college and professional baseball, the former Gamecock pitcher is looking to work behind the scenes of a college baseball program, and South Carolina is helping him take the next step through the Degree Completion Program.
Simpson Proves Himself Off the Field Through the Degree Completion Program4/28/17 - Ko Simpson (2004-2005) was never afraid to go the extra mile to prove himself. The former South Carolina defensive back continued to do just that even after his NFL career ended by driving each day from his home in Indian Land, S.C., back to the Columbia campus for classes so he can graduate through the University's Degree Completion Program.
Degree Completion Program Helps Blake Cooper Take Next Step in Career4/26/17 - After an All-American career in which he helped South Carolina win the 2010 College World Series, Blake Cooper (2007-2010) enjoyed six years of professional baseball and was fortunate enough to retire from the game on his own terms. Now he's carving a new a path as an aspiring coach, and South Carolina's Degree Completion Program is helping him get there.
South Carolina Athletics Shows Commitment to Military On and Off Campus4/25/17 - Whether it's working with soldiers from the U.S. Army Training Center from Fort Jackson, airmen from Shaw Air Force base, or members of the ROTC, South Carolina Athletics enjoys a strong commitment with the U.S. military. As part of that relationship, the Athletics Department is involved in presenting the Rex Enright Award at the Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony.