Aleighsa Welch earns honorable mention recognition from Associated Press
Both are eligible for the 10-member All-America team to be announced on Sat., April 5
South Carolina vs. Oregon State- NCAA Tournament
South Carolina vs. Kentucky (USATSI)
South Carolina defeats Kentucky, 81-58
Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee, 1/3/12
Earned her first All-SEC nod with a spot on the second team ... started every game ... ranked second in school history with 131 offensive rebounds on the season, becoming one of three Gamecocks all-time to have multiple seasons with at least 100 ... set the school record with 56 offensive boards in the SEC regular season while ranking fourth in minutes played (530) and fifth in games started (33) in league play ... has 10 double-doubles (Savannah St., vs. Hampton, vs. FGCU, Drexel, at Seton Hall, SC State, at Alabama, Miss. St., Florida, vs. Kansas) ... led the SEC in offensive rebounds per game (4.0), ranked eighth in total rebounds per game and was 22nd in scoring ... led the team in scoring 11 times (Savannah St., vs. Hampton, at Seton Hall, Stanford, Miss. St., Vandy, at Georgia, at Alabama, at Kentucky, Miss. St., vs. Kansas) ... led the team in rebounding 10 times (at LA Tech, Savannah St., vs. FGCU, Drexel, SC State, Miss. St., at Florida, Miss. St., at Missouri, Florida) ... scored in double figures 21 times, including a 20-point game, and pulled down double-digit rebounds 12 times ... scored nine of her 16 points against Kansas (March 25) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round in the second half, including a personal 6-0 run that tied the game at 65-65 with 6:39 left to play ... went 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the second-round SEC Tournament game against Alabama (March 7) ... scored 10 of her 14 points against Florida (March 3) in the second half, highlighted by six during an 8-0 run that put the game away, and finished with her ninth double-double of the season ... netted career-high 20 points against Mississippi State (Feb. 24), including 8-of-12 from free throw line, and complete her eighth double-double with six offensive boards among her 11 rebounds ... was perfect from the field and FT line at Ole Miss (Feb. 17) en route to 11 points ... scored 10 of team-high 15 points at No. 9/7 Kentucky (Feb. 14) to hold off Wildcat surge early in second half ... grabbed six of her eight rebounds against No. 14/16 Texas A&M (Feb. 10) on offensive end, her eighth game of the season with at least six offensive boards ... scored team's first six points in 13-3 run that opened second half at Alabama (Feb. 7) to finish with double-double, including 11 points and seven rebounds in second half ... hit a pair of free throws in final minute to seal win over Auburn (Feb. 3) ... blocked three shots at Arkansas (Jan. 27), including potential game-tying attempt in final 10 seconds ... rallied against #5/4 Kentucky (Jan. 24) with eight points and five boards of her totals coming in second half ... reeled in nine of her 12 rebounds at Florida (Jan. 20) in the second half and tied her career high with eight offensive ... hit four free throws in final minute to seal win against LSU (Jan. 17) to cap off 14-point, seven-rebound effort ... tied her then-career high with 19 points at #13/12 Georgia (Jan. 13), hitting 8-of-10 from the field, and made the play that resulted in a pair of Sancheon White free throws to pull Gamecocks within a point in the final 45 seconds ... scored eight of her team-high 13 points against Vanderbilt (Jan. 10) in just 11 minutes of first-half action ... led team in points, rebounds and assists at Mississippi State (Jan. 6) ... limited by foul trouble to just nine minutes in first half against #12/13 Tennessee (Jan. 3), finishing with just six points and five rebounds... tied her career high with eight offensive rebounds among her 14 against SC State (Dec. 21) while also adding 16 points for her sixth double-double of the season ... scored 13 of her 17 points against #1/1 Stanford (Dec. 19) in the second half, including a free throw to tie the game with 1:14 left to play ... snagged a career-high 15 rebounds against Drexel (Nov. 28), the second-most in the SEC this season ... named Paradise Jam MOP, averaging 10.3 points and 9.3 rebounds to guide team to Reef Division title ... scored 10 of team's first 13 second-half points to pull away from Hampton (Nov. 22) ... posted first career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Savannah State (Nov. 15) ... was great on the inside at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 12), to finish with 14 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals ... named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman Year (2011-12)