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Markeshia Grant
Markeshia  Grant

Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Florida State University Schools

Last College:
College of Central Florida




Women's Basketball Summer Blog 3 - Alums Back on Campus

Several Gamecock alumnae are in Columbia this week to help out at basketball camp and test the current team's potential.


Gamecocks Tie for Top Honors on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina places 48 on the league's honor roll, tying Alabama and Florida for the most


Grant to Participate in State Farm Women's 3-Point Contest

Senior guard set to take on seven of the nation's top sharp shooters in New Orleans.


Markeshia Grant Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week


Gamecock Run Ends in Sweet 16

Women's basketball battles to extend historic season, but Stanford inside game too strong.


South Carolina vs. Purdue

South Carolina vs. Purdue - AP Photo Gallery


Women's Basketball Defeats Purdue, 72-61

South Carolina defeats Purdue, 72-61, in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.


No. 25 South Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan - NCAA Tournament

No. 25 South Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan - NCAA Tournament


Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Send-Off

Fans and supporters gathered to send off the South Carolina Women's Basketball team to the NCAA Tournament.


South Carolina vs. No. 8 Tennessee

South Carolina vs. No. 8 Tennessee

Career Capsule
Ranks sixth in school history in career 3-point field goal percentage, hitting 33.4 percent of her attempts ... holds a share of the school record for 3-pointers made in an SEC game with her seven at #8/8 Tennessee (Feb. 2, 2012) ... earned All-SEC Second Team honors from the league's coaches ... became the first Gamecock to participate in the State Farm College 3-Point Championship ... shined the brightest in postseason play, averaging 12.4 points per game in her10 career postseason games compared to an overall career scoring average of 8.9 points.

Senior Year (2011-12)
Named All-SEC Second Team by the league's coaches and drew honorable mention honors from the Associated Press ... selected to participate in the State Farm College 3-Point Championships ... started every game ... led the team and was 19th in the SEC in scoring ... ranked fifth in SEC in 3-point percentage and sixth in 3-pointers made per game (1.8) ...was second in the SEC in both 3-pointers per league game (2.1) and 3-point percentage in conference action ... netted 64 3s on the season, the 10th most in school history ... was the team's top scorer 10 times (CofC, at Xavier, Furman, at Florida, at Auburn, Ole Miss, at Tennessee, Florida, vs. Tennessee, vs. Eastern Michigan, at Purdue) and led the team in assists five times (at Illinois, Alabama A&M, SC State, Alabama, at LSU) ... scored in double figures 20 times, including six 20-point outings ... led team and was fifth among SEC players competing with 15.7 ppg in NCAA Tournament play, shooting 50.0 percent from the field over te three games - the ninth-best percentage by an SEC player ... made four 3s in NCAA Sweet 16 against #2/2 Stanford en route to 14 points, second-most on the team ... hit back-to-back 3s early in first half of NCAA second-round game to end run by #13/15 Purdue ... scored eight of her 10 points against Alabama in SEC Tournament early in 22-4 run that decided game ... netted 11 of team's first 15 points at Alabama to key 22-point halftime lead ... sank 5-of-6 3s against Florida, including last one to break 54-54 tie with 5:00 left ... earned USBWA National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week honors after career-high 27 points at #8/8 Tennessee, including seven 3s, tying for the most in school history in an SEC game and falling just two shy of the overall school record ... scored 12 of her 15 points and handed out three of her four assists against Mississippi State in second half as Gamecocks turned eight-point halftime lead into 20-point margin five minutes into the period ... buried four 3s on way to 20-point mark and hauled in a team-high five boards in the win over Ole Miss, scoring 11 of her points to hold off a Rebel charge in second half ... posted 20 points against #18/16 North Carolina, becoming part of Gamecocks' first game with multiple players (La'Keisha Sutton) scoring 20 or more points since Feb. 4, 2010 ... recorded first career 20-point game with 22 against Furman, 16 of which came in the first half ... scored 10 of her 14 points against College of Charleston in the second half, including eight of the team's 10 in the first three minutes of the period to turn a one-point halftime advantage into a nine-point lead ... handed out a career-high six assists against Alabama A&M.

Junior Year (2010-11)
Played in every game this season, including two starting assignments ... closed the season with four straight double-figure scoring games and was the team's top scorer in postseason play with 12.3 points per game ... was second on the team with 11 points in the second round WNIT game against Charlotte ... netted 12 points and handed out three assists against Appalachian State in first round of WNIT ... led the team with 13.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during SEC Tournament ... paced team in scoring (13) and rebounding (6), including four offensive boards in second round of SEC Tournament against Georgia ... delivered eight of her 13 points and four of her game-high nine rebounds in the second half of SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss ... added seven points against Vanderbilt, including five during a second-half run to take the lead ... was second on the team with five rebounds against Auburn ... scored five of her nine points in a two-minute span to break a tie and give the Gamecocks their final lead at Mississippi State ... netted six of her 12 points against #15/18 Kentucky during an 8-0 first-half run that gave the Gamecocks a lead they would not relinquish, and tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds ... posted eight points, including a 3-pointer in each half, to go with five rebounds at Arkansas ... drew her first career start against #20/24 Georgia and tied for team-high assist honors with three ... provided huge spark off the bench against Alabama, scoring 14 points and snagging six rebounds (four offensive) in just 24 minutes ... ramped up the team's defense against #5/6 Tennessee, swiping a pair of steals, including one that resulted in a layup that cut the lead to five with 5:00 to play ... came off the bench to spark comeback against LSU, hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers en route to 12 points and disrupting the Lady Tiger offense with a pair of steals ... swiped three steals and handed out four assists in win over arch-rival Clemson ... helped key the crucial second-half run against Illinois with one of her two steals and finished the game with seven points and three assists ... made her Gamecock debut against #5/6 Xavier in the season opener, adding 12 points and three assists.

At College of Central Florida
Played two seasons for coach Cheryl Rice's Patriots ... Helped team to combined 40-22 record and a pair of runner-up finishes in the Mid-Florida Conference ... Earned third-team NJCAA All-America and first-team FCCAA All-State honors as a sophomore, leading the team with 17.7 points per game ... ranked among the NJCAA's top 20 in assists per game (5.2, 16th) and steals per game (3.5, 16th) that season ... two-time first-team all-conference selection ... led the FCCAA in 3-point field goal percentage each of her two seasons.

High School
Helped coach Lisa Kelley's Seminoles of Florida State University School to a pair of state championships (2006, 2007), three district titles (2005, 2006, 2007) and two regional crowns (2005, 2006) ... earned Class 3A All-State First Team honors from the Florida Sports Writers Association as a senior (2008) ... claimed the 3-Point Showdown district title and was the regional runner-up in her final season as well.


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