Ready. Set. Rewind: Lashinda Demus
Nov. 5, 2012
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the University of South Carolina Women's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title that they secured in Baton Rouge, La., on June 1, 2002. The NCAA Championship was the school's first-ever team title in any sport for the Gamecocks. Thirteen members of the squad combined to earn 128 All-American honors over the course of their collegiate careers.
In the weeks leading up to the All-Sports Reunion, GamecocksOnline.com will feature members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team.
Birthplace: Inglewood, Calif.
Currently...Training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Caring for her twin sons whom she affectionately calls the "twindigs", Duaine Mayrant, the eldest by a minute, and Dontay Mayrant.
After South Carolina:
Event(s) competed in at the NCAA's:
Favorite NCAA Championships Memory: Being the first ever to do it for our school. We're in the history books and nobody can take that away from us.
South Carolina Memories
Why did you choose South Carolina? I wanted a change of scenery (from her home in California) and at that time, they had the best 400 runners in the country. I had always wanted to go where the best athletes were. It just all added up to me going to South Carolina. A for sure thing.
What are you most looking forward to about coming back to Columbia? I love the southern hospitality. I miss that. I'm originally from Southern California and I learned so much respect and community. It's just pleasant to be around. That's what I miss about leaving there and coming back to Southern California, the warm feeling you get there. It's like going to grandma's house. I can't wait to get back and see how everything has improved. The football team is good now and they've done so much on campus.
Then | Now
The members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team will be honored in Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 9 and 10 as a part of the All-Sports Reunion.