Grace Wetzel is in her fourth season with the Gamecocks cross country program. She is working on a PhD in English at USC.
A native of Crofton, Md., Wetzel, 24, is a 2004 graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore, where she earned two Bachelor's degrees in English and economics while running cross country for the Greyhounds. Wetzel earned all-conference honors and made the all-academic team as the No. 3 runner her senior year at Loyola. She finished eighth at the 2003 MAAC Championship, helping lead her team to the conference title.
Wetzel is a 2000 graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Md. She is single and resides in Columbia.