Several Gamecock alumnae are in Columbia this week to help out at basketball camp and test the current team's potential.
Student-athletes celebrate end of the 2012-13 academic year with awards ceremony and dinner.
Highlights from women's basketball's 25-8 season, the second-straight 20-win campaign.
Three Gamecocks post double-doubles, but South Carolina comes up short in final three minutes.
Ashley Bruner paces South Carolina with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win.
Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee, 1/3/12
Women's basketball vs. SC State, 12/21/12
Women's basketball vs. #1/1 Stanford, Dec. 29, 2012
South Carolina vs. Purdue - AP Photo Gallery
South Carolina defeats Purdue, 72-61, in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.
Three-time All-SEC selection (first team in 2013; second team in 2011, 2012) who earned the program's first player of the year award from the SEC's coaches when they named her Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 ... is one of just three Gamecocks all-time to amass at least 1,000 career points, 250 career assists and 250 career steals, joining Shannon Johnson (1993-96; 2230 pts, 467 assts, 260 stls) and Martha Parker (1986-89; 1728 pts, 543 assts, 284 stls) ... in school history, ranks 21st in scoring (1,157), fourth in steals (258) and third in games played (130) ... holds school record for SEC regular-season games played with 64 ... is among the program's top 10 in 10 different career statistics including 3-point field goals made (118, eighth), 3-point attempts (405, eighth), games started (103, eighth), career assists in SEC play (159, fourth) and career steals in SEC games (128, second).
Senior Year (2012-13)
Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Gamecock to earn one of the player of the year awards from the league's coaches ... became the first Gamecock to earn a spot on the All-SEC First Team since Jocelyn Penn in 2003 by the league's coaches and went on to earn second-team honors from the Associated Press ... started every game, becoming 12th Gamecock all-time to start at least 100 (vs. Alabama, March 7) ... led the SEC in steals per conference game (3.1) ... finished second in SEC in steals per game (37th in nation), 13th in assists per game, eighth in minutes per game and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2) ... swiped a school-record 49 steals in SEC action and matched the record of 553 minutes played in the SEC season ... led team in scoring six times (vs. DePaul, LSU, Kentucky, Texas A&M, at Missouri, vs. South Dakota State) ... led team in assists 22 times (Elon, at LA Tech, Savannah St., Clemson, Drexel, Stanford, WCU, Tennessee, Vandy, at Georgia, Kentucky, at Arkansas, Auburn, at Alabama, Texas A&M, at Ole Miss, at Missouri, Florida, vs. Alabama, vs. Texas A&M, vs. South Dakota State, vs. Kansas) ... led the team in rebounding four times (Clemson, Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn) .. scored in double figures 16 times, including one 20-point game ... handed out five or more assists eight times, including four SEC games ... swiped five more steals nine times, including six SEC games ... averaged 12.3 points and 4.5 assists in postseason action ... tied for team-high scoring honors in NCAA Tournament first-round game against South Dakota State (March 23)... scored five quick points to tie things up early in the second half of the SEC Tournament quarterfinal loss to #19/19 Texas A&M (March 8) ... hit a pair of 3s early in second half to help blow open second-round SEC Tournament game against Alabama (March 7), also handing out three of her five assists in just 10 minutes of the second period ... kept the team in game against Florida (March 3), scoring 12 of her 14 points in first half on 5-of-8 shooting while her teammates shot just 5-of-20 (.250), then handed out five of her career-high tying eight assists in second half ... scored 10 of her team-high 16 points against Texas A&M (Feb. 10) in first six minutes of second half ... named SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 28) for efforts in wins over Arkansas and Kentucky ... picked up three of her five steals at Arkansas (Jan. 27) in the second half, including two in final six minutes to hold off charging Razorbacks ... played every second of win over #5/4 Kentucky (Jan. 24) and led team in points, rebounds, assists and steals, posting nine points, three assists and three steals of her totals in decisive second half ... scored 1,000th career point among game-high 24 against LSU (Jan. 17), hitting four 3s and swiping five steals ... tied career high with six steals at #13/12 Georgia (Jan. 13), including five in the second half, adding seven points, seven rebounds and three assists ... posted eight of her 12 points against Vanderbilt (Jan. 10) in the first half and handed out four of her five assists in the second half to help stave off any Commodore comeback ... scored five of her eight points at Mississippi State (Jan. 6) early in the second half to help the Gamecocks pull away for the victory ... hit back-to-back 3s to send team into lockerroom down just one to #12/13 Tennessee (Jan. 3), finishing with 10 points, team-high seven rebounds and three assists ... stuffed the box score with nine points, four assists and five steals against Western Carolina (Dec. 29) ... tied her career high with six steals against SC State (Dec. 21) ... scored 15 points against #1/1 Stanford (Dec. 19), including four in final minute to keep chance of win alive, while handing out three assists and swiping four steals, one of which she turned into a layup that earned her No. 9 spot on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 ... played 43 minutes against Drexel (Nov. 28), locking down Dragons' top scorer for the final nine minutes of the game to finish off comeback win ... handed out a career-high eight assists at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 12), including five on the first seven baskets of the game ... named to the SEC Winter Honor Roll.
Junior Year (2011-12)
Named second-team All-SEC by the league's coaches ... started 33 of 35 games ... led team in assists and steals, ranking seventh in the SEC in assists and 10th in steals... in SEC games, ranked fifth in assists and fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) ... led the team in scoring six times (Penn State, at Drexel, Alabama, Kentucky, at Arkansas, vs. Tennessee) and led the team in assists a team-high 18 times (CofC, Presby., at NC State, Furman, vs. UNC, at Drexel, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Miss. State, at Tennessee, at Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, at Alabama, at Kentucky, vs. Tennessee, at Purdue, vs. Stanford) ... scored in double figures 13 times ... handed out five or more assists nine times and twice swiped five or more steals ... was second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per NCAA Tournament game while tying for team-high honors in assists (4.3) and scoring 9.0 points per NCAA contest ... was second on the team with six rebounds against #2/2 Stanford in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 ... was a huge factor in repelling late run by #13/15 Purdue in NCAA second round, scoring 11 second-half points ... hit game-sealing free throws in final :13 in SEC Tournament second-round win over #16/15 Georgia ... scored six of her eight points during the Gamecocks' 14-4 second-half run against Arkansas, including the layup that gave the team the lead for the first time in the game ... picked up eight of her 10 points at Alabama from the free throw line, tying her career high ... posted all nine of her points against #18/15 Georgia in game's last 10 minutes, including the tying free throws with 12 seconds left ... scored on two of last three possessions at #8/8 Tennessee, including go-ahead basket, handing out six assists with no TOs ... dished out a career high seven assists, with no turnovers, in win over Ole Miss ... sprinted down the court to block the potential game-tying shot late in the game at #25/22 Vanderbilt and went on to hit a free throw to make it a two-possession advantage in the final 26 seconds of overtime ... posted all eight of her points at Auburn in second half as Gamecocks tried to rally back from nine-point halftime deficit ... scored 14 points and dished out five assists in 38 minutes against #9/8 Kentucky ... led the team with a season-high eight rebounds at LSU ... sealed win at Drexel by hitting both ends of 1-and-1 in final seven seconds to make it a two-possession game after Dragons stormed back from 17-point deficit ... was also crucial to Gamecocks run late in first half at Drexel, scoring five of team's last seven points in half to take a one-point lead into locker room ... tied her career high with six assists against both #18/16 North Carolina and Presbyterian ... picked up a career-high six steals against Furman, tied for ninth-most in Colonial Life Arena history.
Sophomore Year (2010-11)
Named second-team All-SEC by the league's coaches and honorable mention by the Associated Press ... ranked 17th in the SEC in scoring, third in steals and 13th in free throw percentage ... her 2.4 steals per game were the most by a Gamecock since 2002-03 ... scored in double figures 23 times, including four 20-point games, and was the team's leading scorer 14 times, both team highs ... in league games, ranked ninth in scoring, third in steals and 13th in free throw percentage ... led the offense with 15 points against Charlotte in second round of WNIT ... handed out five assists and picked up three steals against Appalachian State in WNIT first round ... led team in points (15), rebounds (9) and assists (3), narrowly missing her second career double-double in SEC Tournament against Ole Miss ... tied her career high with six assists to go with 14 points and three steals against Vanderbilt ... added 11 points, including four of the team's seven in overtime, at LSU ... swiped three steals against Auburn ... led the team in points (16) and rebounds (7) at #4/4 Tennessee ... paced the team with 16 points at Mississippi State ... sealed the win over #15/18 Kentucky with 5-of-6 free throws in the final two minutes to finish with 17 points, including a career-high seven FTs, and four steals ... delivered in the clutch at Arkansas as one of her career-high six assists came on an Ashley Bruner layup in the final 20 seconds of OT and two of her 11 points came on game-tying free throws that capped a seven-point rally in the final 90 seconds of regulation ... second on the team in scoring (12) and rebounding (6) at Auburn ... added six rebounds, three assists and three steals to win over #20/24 Georgia ... matched her career high with five steals while leading team with 16 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Alabama ... led the team in points and rebounds (24/8) against #5/6 Tennessee, ripping down six offensive boards ... turned in her first career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds at Ole Miss, the first Gamecock guard to double-double with points and rebounds since Nov. 17, 2006 ... hit a career-high four 3s against Florida, leading the team with 22 points ... led all scorers with 15 points against Presbyterian, playing just 17 minutes ... posted 17 points and nine boards against Butler while picking up four steals ... swiped four steals to go with 15 points against NC State ... hit half her shots against Charleston Southern, scoring 12 points ... reeled in seven rebounds at UC Davis, finishing with 12 points ... swiped a career-best five steals at #3/2 Stanford ... paced the offense at Penn State with 14 points and pulled in six boards ... put on an offensive clinic with 30 points against arch-rival Clemson, hitting 13-of-19 from the field ... led the team in assists (5) and steals (4) to go with 12 points against Illinois.
Freshman Year (2009-10)
Started six of her 29 games, including the final two games of the season ... matched her career high with four steals against Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... turned in a career game to help lead team to victory at No. -/22 Vanderbilt, scoring 18 points, including hitting 3-of-4 free throws in the final 25 seconds, pulling in a career-high five offensive rebounds and handing out four assists ... matched her career high with 12 points against No. 24/24 Georgia and picked up a pair of steals as well ... added eight points and two offensive rebounds at No. 16/16 Kentucky ... netted 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to go with five rebounds against Mississippi State ... tied her career high with a pair of 3-pointers at Auburn, hitting both her outside attempts ... swiped a pair of steals at No. 18/19 LSU ... reeled in a season-high seven rebounds against Auburn, including three offensive ... scored 10 points, including a deep 3-pointer to beat the shot clock in the first half, in just 18 minutes against Kentucky ... netted 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers for the second-straight game, to go with three assists at Alabama ... drew the start at No. 4/4 Tennessee, adding six points on a pair of 3-pointers and two assists ... netted seven points against No. 11/12 LSU ... drew her second start of the season in the Brown game ... added 10 points against Boston U ... played her most complete game of the season against No. 9/10 North Carolina, scoring a season-high 12 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and four steals ... netted a season-high seven points on 3-of-4 shooting and grabbed three rebounds against Wake Forest ... made her first career start against NC State, tying for team-high honors with four assists to go with six rebounds and three points ... scored six points and grabbed five rebounds against No. 20/17 Oklahoma ... played 19 minutes, picking up a pair of steals, against Penn State ... snagged a rebound at Clemson ... made her collegiate debut in the season opener at Charlotte.
Finished her career with 2,000+ points and 1,000+ rebounds for Coach Carol Olsen's Eagles ... named all-league, all-county and all-Long Island each of her final three seasons ... earned Miss New York Basketball Long Island Player of the Year honors as a senior after averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists ... rated a the 17th-best player in the 2009 class by Blue Star Basketball ... posted the first quadruple-double in Long Island history with 20 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists and 13 steals against Longwood on Dec. 11, 2008 ... guided her team to county, Long Island and New York State AA championships in her final season ... played AAU basketball for Coach Leon Martin's Silver Bullets, helping the squad to two national titles and three junior national crowns.