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Courtney Newton
Courtney Newton

Hometown:
Flowery Branch, Ga.

High School:
Flowery Branch

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

04/23/2012

South Carolina Athletics Holds 2012 Gamecock Gala

Student-athletes celebrate end of the 2011-12 academic year with awards ceremony and dinner.

04/02/2012

SEC Announces 2011-12 Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominees

04/02/2012

SEC Announces 2011-12 Post-Graduate Scholarship Nominees

03/17/2012

Ballin' With Brett - NCAA Tournament

03/17/2012

Big Win Sends Gamecocks to NCAA Second Round

Team locks together for high-octane offense and shut-down defense in NCAA Tournament debut.

03/17/2012

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

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

03/15/2012

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.

Career Capsule
Owns a share of the school record for 3-point field goal percentage in a game, hitting all five of her attempts against Georgia on Jan. 27, 2011 ... three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... was the University's nominee for the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Scholarship in 2012 and was on the SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team ... transformed her game over her five-year career, finishing as a hard-nosed forward after beginning her career on the perimeter.

Senior Year (2011-12)
Named to the SEC Community Service Team ... was the University's nominee for the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Scholarship ... started 30 of the 32 games in she played ... was team's top rebounder once (Clemson) ... hit a 3-pointer early in NCAA Tournament first-round win over Eastern Michigan to stymie a quick start to the Eagle offense ... added five points on Senior Day against Arkansas with a 3-pointer and a put-back of her own miss ... played a season-high 24 minutes at #13/10 Kentucky ... hit a 3 to start the second half at Alabama, her first of the SEC season ... suffered a concussion late in the first half against Ole Miss and missed the next two games ... scored a pair of 3-pointers for season-high six points against Alabama A&M.

Junior Year (2010-11)
Started the final 16 games, seeing action in 28 on the season ... added seven points to the WNIT first-round win over Appalachian State, her highest scoring output since sparking the win over Georgia (1/27) ... was second on the team with 29.5 minutes per game during the SEC Tournament ... ripped down three of her five rebounds on the offensive end in SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss, adding five points as well ... tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds, tying her career high ... hit back-to-back 3s during big run to open second half against Auburn while handing out a team-high four assists .. for second-straight game, was second on the team with six rebounds at #4/4 Tennessee ... tied her season high with six boards - second on the team - and netted five points at Mississippi State ... was huge defensively against SEC leading scorer Victoria Dunlap in win over #15/18 Kentucky ... snagged two of her four rebounds at Arkansas on the offensive end, including a crucial one that gave Valerie Nainima a second-chance 3-pointer inside 20 seconds to play as the Gamecocks erased a seven-point deficit in the final 90 seconds to send the game to overtime ... played a career game in win over #20/24 Georgia, leading the team with 16 points on a perfect 5-of-5 night from 3-point range, her highest point total since her true freshman season ... matched her season high with four rebounds and blocked two shots against Alabama ... was physical inside against #5/6 Tennessee, battling for a pair of rebounds ... drew her first start of the season at Ole Miss turned in season highs in points (6) and rebounds (4), burying both her 3-point attempts ... was a huge contributor in comeback against LSU, grabbing thee rebounds with hard-nosed play in the post ... tied her season high with three rebounds against South Carolina State ... hit a pair of free throws in a season-high 14 minutes against Presbyterian ... netted her first points of the season on a 3-pointer in the second half against Charleston Southern ... drew the second-half start at #3/2 Stanford, playing a season-high 11 minutes ... made her season debut against Illinois, returning to the lineup for the first time since December 2, 2009, following a knee injury.

Sophomore Year (2009-10)
Suffered an injury to her right knee in practice on Dec. 11 and will have season-ending surgery this week ... grabbed a pair of rebounds against High Point ... played in two of three games at the Paradise Jam, making her season debut against No. 5/6 Notre Dame after missing the first three games due to injury ... buried her first 3-pointer of the season against the Fighing Irish.

Freshman Year (2008-09)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... played in 22 games, including eight starts in the team's last nine outings, after missing the first two games with a right knee injury ... averaged 2.9 points and 2.7 rebounds ... handed out a team-high four assists against Kentucky ... pulled in a career-high seven rebounds at No. 15/15 Florida to tie for team-high honors, adding eight points and a career-high-tying four steals ... nagged six rebounds and handed out a season-high four assists against Alabama ... pulled down a then-career-high six rebounds at Arkansas ... scored a season-high 12 points and picked up a career-high four steals against Ole Miss ... netted nine points and swiped three steals at Kentucky ... drew her first start of the season against LSU, scoring seven points, including a career-best 4-of-4 free throw showing ... poured in 10 points, including a 3-pointer in the last second of the first half, and grabbed a career-high five rebounds at Ole Miss ... hit the only shot she took, a 3-pointer, against No. 19 Florida ... battled for a pair of rebounds and swiped a steal against Jacksonville ... hit her first basket of the season against Charlotte, scoring five points and snagging three rebounds ... provided great energy off the bench and grabbed three rebounds in just six minutes against No. 3/4 Stanford ... saw her most minutes of the season with 17 against USC Upstate, grabbing four rebounds ... scored her first points of the season with a pair of free throws against High Point ... grabbed three rebounds in her season debut against Davidson.

Redshirt Year (2007-08)
Suffered a knee injury against Illinois (Nov. 23) and underwent season-ending surgery on Jan. 11 ... had started four of five games prior to her injury ... led the team with a season-high 17 points, on 6-of-11 shooting, including three 3-pointers, and handed out four assists against Buffalo ... dished out four assists against Virginia ... opened her college career with six assists against just one turnover and scored three points against Saint Francis (Pa.).

High School
Played four years for coach Angela Middleton ...earned a spot on the Georgia All-Star team her senior year after averaging 24.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 3.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game ... was a Street & Smith's honorable mention All-America selection ... was named first-team all-area her freshman, sophomore and senior years ... earned honorable mention all-state status as a sophomore ... averaged 15 points per game as a freshman, 19.5 points per game as a sophomore and 24 points per game as a junior before sustaining a season-ending knee injury ... scored more than 1,000 points through her first three years at the high school level ... played her AAU ball with the Georgia Metros, who were ranked as the No. 1 team in the country and won both the 2006 USA Junior Nationals in Washington, D.C., and the Nike Nationals in Augusta, Ga. ... helped her high school team to the Elite Eight at the state tournament her freshman year ... recognized as a scholar-athlete (3.5 grade point average or higher) every year of high school.

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