Gamecocks take the first set behind great defense
Images from the Gamecocks' sixth-annual breast-cancer awareness match on Oct. 12, 2012
Photos, courtesy of Scott Gardner, of the Gamecocks' five-set win over the Tigers
Pictures from the Sept. 30 volleyball contest between South Carolina and Mississippi
Shots from the match against No. 12 Florida at the Volleyball Competition Facility
Volleyball Carolina vs. Clemson (September 7, 2012)
2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 26 matches, starting 16 as the opposite ... Twice recorded 11 kills in a match, including in the five-set win on the opening weekend against East Tennessee State (8/25) ... Also had four block assists in the win, helping her make the Gamecock Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Matched that season high with four block assists in the win over Clemson (9/7) ... Had eight kills and three block assists against UAB (9/8) ... Landed 11 kills on a career-best .500 hitting percentage in the triumph over her hometown team, Winthrop (9/8) ... Had five kills and three block assists in the LSU victory (9/16) ... Tallied seven kills and three block assists versus Texas A&M (10/28) ... Named to the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Did not play as a true freshman, instead taking a redshirt year ... Earned a spot on the 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned three letters from coach Cindy Elder at Rock Hill High School ... Named honorable mention to the Under Armour Girls High School All-America squad ... Two-time South Carolina Coaches Association of Women's Sports 4A all-state honoree ... Led the Bearcats to a state runner-up finish in 4A as a senior ... Posted over 450 kills to go with 231 digs, 59 blocks and 75 aces as a senior ... Earned High School Sports Report's Player of the Year award in 2010 ... Named to the All-Piedmont team by the Charlotte Observer and to the all-area team by the Rock Hill Herald as a junior and senior ... Played in the 2010 3A/4A All-Star Game with the north ... A three-time all-region team member ... Also lettered in track three times and basketball once ... Finished in the top five in the high jump twice at the state meet, including a third-place showing as a sophomore ... Named the team's 2008 field athlete of the year ... A four-year honor-roll member, she competed in the fifth-annual Congressional Art Competition and was a winner at the state level in a National History Day event in 2008.
PERSONAL: Christina Lindsay Vereb is the daughter of Andrew and Eva ... She has one sister, Krystal Michael ... Chose the Gamecocks over Georgia, UTEP and NC State, among other offers ... Lists Jerome Bettis as her favorite athlete and Paul Walker as her favorite actor ... Majoring in sport and entertainment management.