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Aleighsa Welch
Aleighsa Welch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Goose Creek, S.C.

High School:
Goose Creek

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

04/01/2014

Tiffany Mitchell Named Third-Team All-America

Aleighsa Welch earns honorable mention recognition from Associated Press

03/30/2014

No. 8/8 Gamecocks Fall to No. 12/13 Tar Heels in Sweet 16

03/27/2014

Aleighsa Welch With Brad Muller

03/26/2014

No. 8/8 Gamecocks Move on to Sweet 16

03/25/2014

Welch, Mitchell Earn WBCA All-Region Honors

Both are eligible for the 10-member All-America team to be announced on Sat., April 5

03/25/2014

South Carolina vs. Oregon State- NCAA Tournament

South Carolina vs. Oregon State- NCAA Tournament

03/08/2014

South Carolina vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

South Carolina vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

02/20/2014

No. 4 South Carolina vs. No. 16 Kentucky

South Carolina defeats Kentucky, 81-58

10/02/2013

First Day of Practice

(10/1/13)

01/03/2013

vs. Tennessee, 1/3/13

Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee, 1/3/12

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Sophomore Year (2012-13)
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)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's coaches ... played in 33 games, including two starts ... was 13th in the SEC in rebounding, second among league freshmen ... pulled in six or more offensive rebounds five times (Penn State, at Xavier, Furman, Vanderbilt, vs. Stanford), all of which are among the top-five performances by a freshman in South Carolina history ... led the team in rebounding a team-high 16 times (Alabama A&M, at Clemson, CofC, at Xavier, Furman, SC State, vs. North Carolina, Alabama, at Vanderbilt, at Tennessee, at Arkansas, Florida, vs. Alabama, vs. Eastern Michigan, at Purdue, vs. Stanfod) and was the team's top scorer four times (at NC State, Savannah State, Vanderbilt, at LSU) ... posted double-figure points 10 times ... pulled down double-digit rebounds twice (Alabama, vs. Stanford) ... led team with 7.0 rebounds per NCAA Tournament game with 12 of her 21 boards coming on the offensive end ... ripped down a career-high 12 rebounds against #2/2 Stanford's vaunted front line in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game with eight of those on the offensive end, the second-most by a Gamecock freshman in school history ... turned in 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 points per SEC Tournament game after missing last two of regular season with injury ... grabbed three of her four rebounds on offensive end in SEC Tournament second-round win over #16/15 Georgia ... tied for team-high rebound honors, playing nine minutes in SEC Tournament first-round win over Alabama ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 9 for her week of 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game to help team defeat Vanderbilt and Florida ... scored transition layup to pull within one inside three minutes to go at #8/8 Tennessee while leading team in rebounds ... led the team with nine rebounds at #25/22 Vanderbilt, including two in heavy traffic in the waning seconds of overtime to help secure the victory ... paced offense with 13 points at LSU, including six of the team's 21 in the second half ... scored a season-high 19 points in win over #24/21 Vanderbilt, thanks largely to six offensive rebounds against a taller Vanderbilt front line ... posted her first career double-digit rebound game in her SEC debut against Alabama, also scoring nine points in the contest to narrowly miss her first career double-double ... tied for fourth in South Carolina freshman history with four blocked shots at NC State ... scored 16 points at Xavier, hitting 10 free throws - second-most ever by a Gamecock freshman - on 15 attempts - tied for the South Carolina freshman record

High School
Played four years for Coach Tim Baldwin's Gators... named South Carolina Miss Basketball ... drew 4A player of the year honors ... was a three-time all-state and four-time all-region selection ... earned Player of the Year honors from the Charleston Post & Courier three times ... was tabbed Lowcountry player of the year as a senior ... turned in 19 points and 11 rebounds per game her final season at Goose Creek ... guided team to its first state basketball championship with a 36-point, 15-rebound effort against Spring Valley in the title game her junior year ... played in the state title game in 2011 as well ... helped team to 20 or more wins all four seasons she played, compiling a 102-11 record.

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