Track & Field


Alycia Springs

Alycia Springs
Alycia  Springs

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Mallard Creek

Event:
Throws

I/O:
So./So.


2017 SEC All-Freshman Team: Shot Put
2017 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2017
Indoors: Competed in both the shot put and the weight throw... earned two podiums in the shot put and never finished lower than sixth at a meet... placed second in her debut, throwing 47-10 at the Clemson Invitational... did well at the Armory Invitational, hitting 49-1 1/2 to place fourth... upped her PR to 49-3 at the Tiger Paw Invitational... won the Tiger Tuneup with a mark of 47-1... scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championship and earned a spot on the league's All-Freshman Team when she finished sixth. notching a season-best of 50-5 1/4... that mark is ninth-best in Carolina history... tallied a weight throw season best of 55-0 1/2 at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
Outdoors: Won her first two outdoor meets in the shot put, with marks of 47-2 1/2 at the Hurricane Invitational and 50-9 1/4 (a season best) at the Weems Baskin Invitational... her effort at the Weems ranks seventh in program history... took second at the Spec Towns Invitational... scored for the Gamecocks with a seventh-place finish at the SEC Championships, throwing 48-8 1/4... qualified for the NCAA East Regional and placed 45th... also earned three podium finishes in the discus... won the Weems Baskin Invitational with a throw of 150-8... tallied a season-best 151-2 when she finished second at the USC Open... finished 13th in the discus at the SEC Championship.

High School
Was a three-time North Carolina State Champion, winning the indoor shot put in 2013, the outdoor shot put in 2014 and the outdoor discus in 2015... Also placed seventh in the shot put at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2015... Was a decorated high school student, serving as student body president at Mallard Creek High School... Also won the school's Principal's Award, Senior Maverick of the Year Award and Maverick Pride Award... Was on the honor roll all four years.

Personal
Daughter of Michael and Kimberly Springs... Has one sister, Jasmyne... Plans to major in pharmacy at South Carolina... Chose the Gamecocks over Kentucky, NC State, North Carolina, Tennessee, UCF and Mississippi State... Decided to attend South Carolina because when she stepped onto campus for the first time, it felt like home.

Indoor Personal Records
Shot Put
15.37m | 50-5 1/4 (2/24/17 SEC Championship)
Weight Throw
16.77m | 55-0 1/2 (1/20/17 Vanderbilt Invitational)
Outdoor Personal Records
Shot Put
15.47m | 50-9 1/4 (3/25/17 Weems Baskin Invitational)
Discus
46.07 | 151-2 (4/22/17 USC Open)
 

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