Rae Wilson and Coryn Bajema earn first goals of the season for South Carolina
South Carolina travels to UW-Milwaukee and Minnesota for 2012 season opening weekend
Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
2011 - Played in 17 matches and earned one start at forward ... Registered two shots ... Earned first career start at Arizona State (8/28) ... Attempted shots in back-to-back games against Kentucky (9/30) and Vanderbilt (10/2) ... Saw most extensive action in SEC regular season finale with 24 minutes at Florida (10/28) to win the SEC title.
PRE-COLLEGE: Five-year member of South Carolina ODP (2007-11) ... Four-time All-Region selection (2008-11) ... 2010-11 Offensive MVP ... Played for SC United club team ... All-Tournament Team at 2011 Taco Bell Cup and MVP at Michael B. Nash Tournament.
PERSONAL: Full name is Alexa Nicole Gainey ... Majoring in exercise science ... Chose USC over Florida State ... Parents are Richard and Michele Gainey.