Junior libero Paige Wheeler posts 20 digs in the loss
Senior setter Taylor Bruns posts 38 assists, guides team to .411 hitting percentage
The Tigers get a three-set win at South Carolina
Juliette Thévenin posts 15 kills without an error in the sweep
Shots from the Gamecocks' five-set win to end the 2012 season
Shots from the Gamecocks' sweep of Mississippi State on Nov. 9, 2012
Shots from the Oct. 26, 2012, volleyball match between South Carolina and Auburn.
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
2012 (FRESHMAN): Started in 22 matches, playing in 31 ... In her debut against Temple (8/24), made four block assists ... Had five kills without an error and three block assists against UNC Asheville (8/25) ... Posted eight kills on a .538 hitting percentage against Niagara (9/2) ... In the win over Clemson (9/7), compiled a career-best six blocks, including two solo stuffs ... Recorded her first 10-kill match the next day against UAB (9/8), adding three block assists ... Had nine kills, two assists and a career-best five block assists in the win over LSU (9/16) ... Had five blocks, two solo, against Mississippi (9/30) ... Hit a season-best .600 with 10 kills at Mississippi State (10/19) ... Compiled a season-high 12 kills against Auburn (10/26).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned four letters in volleyball and track at St. Johns College High School ... Played for Bill Pribac in volleyball, helping the Cadets a pair of runner-up finishes in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference standings ... A four-time All-WCAC honoree, including a first-team member in her junior and senior years ... Posted 4.94 kills per set as a senior, earning first-team All-Met honors from the Washington Post ... A second-team Under Armour/AVCA High School All-American, she also earned the D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year award ... Named the SJC Volleyball Player of the Year in 2010 ... Posted over 300 digs in each of her first three seasons for the Cadets, including a high of 467 as a sophomore ... Played club with the Metro American group under coach Silvia Johnson.
PERSONAL: Darian Lynne Dozier is the daughter of Eric and Patrice Dozier ... Has two older sisters, Jourdan and Kristen, and a brother, Ellis ... Jourdan played at George Mason, while Kristen played at Ohio State, and both were big influences on Darian's career ... Father Eric played basketball at Tulane, earning Metro Conference All-Freshman accolades ... Lists Destinee Hooker as her favorite athlete ... Gumbo and jambalaya are among her favorite foods ... Chose South Carolina over offers from Oregon and Michigan, among others ... Also was drawn by the international business program at South Carolina ... Wants to own her own business one day.