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Major Team Championships
NCAA Appearances
Football Bowl Appearances
All-Time List of Athletics Directors
Retired Jersey Numbers
Sport Conference Affiliations
Athletic Hall of Fame

Major Team Championships

Baseball Championships
1999 SEC East
2000 SEC East
2000 SEC
2002 SEC East
2002 SEC
2003 SEC East
2004 SEC Tournament
2010 NCAA Championship
2011 SEC
2011 NCAA Championship

Men's Basketball Championships
1933 Southern Conference Tournament
1971 ACC Tournament
1997 SEC East
1997 SEC Regular Season
2005 National Invitational Tournament
2006 National Invitational Tournament
2009 SEC East

Football Championships
1969 ACC
1995 Carquest Bowl
2001 Outback Bowl
2002 Outback Bowl
2006 Liberty Bowl
2010 SEC East
2012 Capital One Bowl
2013 Outback Bowl
2014 Capital One Bowl

Men's Golf Championships
1964 Atlantic Coast Conference
1991 Metro Conference
2007 NCAA West Regional

Women's Basketball Championships
1979 NWIT Tournament
1986 Metro Conference Regular Season
1986 Metro Conference Tournament
1988 Metro Conference Regular Season
1988 Metro Conference Tournament
1989 Metro Conference Regular Season
1989 Metro Conference Tournament
1990 Metro Conference Regular Season
1991 Metro Conference Regular Season

Women's Golf Championships
1990 Metro Conference
2002 SEC Tournament
2010 NCAA East Regional
2012 NCAA East Regional

Men's Tennis Championships
1968 ACC Regular Season Champions
1968 ACC Tournament Co-Champions
1985 Metro Conference Tournament
1986 Metro Conference Tournament
1987 Metro Conference Tournament
1989 Metro Conference Tournament
1990 Metro Conference Tournament
1991 Metro Conference Tournament

Women's Tennis Championships
1985 Metro Conference Tournament
1986 Metro Conference Tournament
1987 Metro Conference Tournament
1988 Metro Conference Tournament
1990 Metro Conference Tournament

Men's Soccer Championships
1993 Metro Conference
2005 Conference USA Tournament
2010 Conference USA Tournament
2011 Conference USA

Women's Soccer Championships
2009 SEC Tournament
2011 SEC

Equestrian Championships
2005 National Champions
2005 Hunt Seat National Champions
2006 Hunt Seat National Champions
2007 National Champions
2013 SEC Championship
2014 SEC Championship

Women's Cross Country Championships
1989 Metro Conference
1990 Metro Conference
1991 Metro Conference

Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships
1999 Southeastern Conference
2002 SEC
2002 NCAA Championship
2005 SEC

Softball Championships
1997 SEC East
1997 SEC Regular Season
1997 SEC Tournament
1999 SEC East
2000 SEC Tournament
2001 SEC East
2002 SEC East

Volleyball Championships
1984 Metro Conference Tournament

NCAA Appearances

Sport No. Streak Years
Baseball 30 15 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Basketball 8 - 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004
Women's Basketball 11 3 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Golf 25 3 1978, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Women's Golf 22 16 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Soccer 19 - 1979, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011
Women's Soccer 7 1 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Softball 17 2 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2014
Men's Swimming & Diving 30 2 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Women's Swimming & Diving 30 13 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Tennis 22 3 1978, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
Women's Tennis 24 20 1982, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Indoor Track & Field 19 - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Men's Outdoor Track & Field 25 19 1948, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1976, 1980, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Women's Indoor Track & Field 19 19 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Women's Outdoor Track & Field 20 19 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Volleyball 7 - 1984, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002

Football Bowl Appearances

19 Bowl Appearances:
1946 Gator Bowl (South Carolina vs. Wake Forest, Jan. 1, 1946)
1969 Peach Bowl (South Carolina vs. West Virginia, Dec. 30, 1969)
1975 Tangerine Bowl (South Carolina vs. Miami (Oh.), Dec. 20, 1975)
1979 Hall of Fame Bowl (South Carolina vs. Missouri, Dec. 28, 1979)
1980 Gator Bowl (South Carolina vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 29, 1980)
1984 Gator Bowl (South Carolina vs. Oklahoma State, Dec. 28, 1984)
1987 Gator Bowl (South Carolina vs. LSU, Dec. 31, 1987)
1988 Liberty Bowl (South Carolina vs. Indiana, Dec. 28, 1988)
1995 Carquest Bowl (South Carolina vs. West Virginia, Jan. 2, 1995)
2001 Outback Bowl (South Carolina vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2001)
2002 Outback Bowl (South Carolina vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2002)
2005 Independence Bowl (South Carolina vs. Missouri, Dec. 30, 2005)
2006 Liberty Bowl (South Carolina vs. Houston, Dec. 29, 2006)
2009 Outback Bowl (South Carolina vs. Iowa, Jan. 1, 2009)
2010 Papajohns.com Bowl (South Carolina vs. Connecticut, Jan. 2, 2010)
2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl (South Carolina vs. Florida State, Dec. 31, 2010)
2012 Capital One Bowl (South Carolina vs. Nebraska, Jan. 2, 2012)
2013 Outback Bowl (South Carolina vs. Michigan, Jan. 1, 2013)
2014 Capital One Bowl (South Carolina vs. Wisconsin, Jan. 1, 2014)

All-Time List of Athletics Directors

• Up until January of 1982 (except for 1975-76), the head football coach was the AD.
• Rex Enright was the AD for 18 years (16 years as the head football coach and two years while he was in the Navy).

Athletics Director Tenure
W.A. Whaley January 1896 - December 1896
W.P. Murphy January 1897 - December 1897
W. Wertenbaker January 1898 - December 1898
I.O. Hunt January 1899 - December 1900
B.W. Dickson January 1901 - December 1901
C.R. Williams January 1902 - December 1903
Christie Benet January 1904 - December 1905
Douglas McKay January 1907 - December 1907
Christie Benet January 1908 - December 1909
John H. Neff January 1910 - December 1911
N.B. Edgerton January 1912 - December 1915
Dixon Foster January 1917 - December 1917
Frank Dobson January 1918 - December 1918
Dixon Foster January 1919 - December 1919
Sol Metzger January 1920 - December 1924
Branch Bocock January 1925 - December 1926
Harry Lightsey January 1927 - December 1927
Billy Laval January 1928 - December 1934
Don McCallister January 1935 - December 1937
Rex Enright January 1938 - December 1955
Warren Giese January 1956 - December 1960
Marvin Bass January 1961 - December 1965
Paul Dietzel January 1966 - December 1974
Harold "Bo" Hagan January 1975 - December 1976
Jim Carlen December 1976 - December 1981
Bob Marcum January 1982 - March 1988
Dick Bestwick March 1988 - November 1988
King Dixon November 1988 - December 1992
Mike McGee January 1993 - June 2005
Eric Hyman July 2005 - July 2012
Ray Tanner August 2012 - Present

Retired Jersey Numbers

Football

#2 Sterling Sharpe (1983, 85-87)
Sharpe, wore #2, is the school's all-time leading receiver with 169 catches for 2,497 yards and 17 touchdowns. Sharpe had his jersey retired following the 1987 regular season. He became only the second Gamecock to have his jersey retired while he was still active at the school. In fact, both Sharpe and George Rogers played in the Gator Bowl in their final collegiate game. Sharpe was a number one draft pick by the Green Bay Packers.

#37 Steve Wadiak (1948-51)
Wadiak wore #37 for Carolina and was the first to have his number retired after a tragic automobile accident claimed his life. Wadiak, who still appears throughout the South Carolina record book, was the school's all-time rushing leader for 28 years after his senior season.

#38 George Rogers (1977-80)
Probably the school's most well known player was also USC's Heisman Trophy winner - George Rogers. He had his #38 retired during halftime ceremonies at Carolina's final 1980 home game. Rogers was the first USC player to have his jersey retired while still active at the school.

#56 Mike Johnson (1964)
Center Mike Johnson, #56, became gravely ill before the start of his junior season, and the illness cut short a potentially great football career. Johnson had finished his sophomore campaign as the regular center. When he died in 1965, his number was retired.

Men's Basketball

#3 B.J. McKie (1996-99)
Retired on December 28, 2005. McKie is the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,119 points and he is the only Gamecock to score more than 2,000 points in a career. He helped lead the Gamecocks to the school's first ever SEC Championship with a 15-1 record in the 1996-97 campaign.

#11 John Roche (1968-71)
Roche's number, 11, was retired after a successful three-year tenure from 1968-71. Roche made one or more of the recognized All-America team in each of his three seasons. Roche holds USC records for three-year career point average (22.5) and points in a game, scoring 56 vs. Furman his senior year.

#22 Alex English (1972-76)
Retired after his senior season of 1976, the number 22 worn by Alex English was the last USC jersey number to be retired. English was a consensus All-American at South Carolina and is second on the USC all-time scoring list with 1,972 points. English started every game in a four-year span (111) and was a 52.8% shooter from the field in the process.

#42 Grady Wallace (1955-57)
Wallace, who wore 42, was the first South Carolina player to have his jersey number retired. Wallace averaged an amazing 28.0 points per game in his career and led the NCAA in 1957 with 31.3 points per tilt, edging out Kansas' Wilt Chamberlain. Wallace holds down four of the top six scoring games in school history, scoring 54 points vs. Georgia in his senior year.

#43 Kevin Joyce (1970-71)
The third number retired in USC history was number 43 of Kevin Joyce. Joyce scored 1,400 points in his three years at South Carolina, averaging 20.4 points per game as a senior. Joyce, though, may be best known for out-jumping UNC's Lee Dedmon (6-10) with four seconds left in the 1971 ACC Tournament title game, tapping the ball to Tom Owens for the winning bucket. Joyce was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic team.

Women's Basketball

#13 Martha Parker (1985-89)
Parker averaged 13.9 points and 5.9 rebounds a game and ranks fifth on the all-time South Carolina scoring list with 1,728 career points was named to the All-American team on three occasions, including a first-team honor in 1988-89. Parker is second on the all-time steals list with 284. Parker started all but two games in her South Carolina career (122 starts in 124 games).

#14 Shannon Johnson (1992-96)
A 5-7 guard from Hartsville, S.C., Shannon Johnson is South Carolina's second-leading scorer of all time with 2,230 career points, and is the only Gamecock ever to average more than 20 points per game for three consecutive seasons, as she averaged 23.5 points per game in her sophomore year of 1993-94, 23.9 points per game as a junior in 1994-95 and a school-record 24.7 points per game as a senior in 1995-96. Her career average of 20.4 points per game is also a school record by a wide margin. A three-time all-SEC performer, Johnson earned All-America recognition from the Associated Press in 1995-96 and was a finalist for the Wade Trophy.

#53 Sheila Foster (1978-82)
A 6-1 center-forward, Sheila Foster rewrote the South Carolina women's record book during her tremendous career at USC and many of her records still stand today. The school's all-time leading scorer with 2,266 points, Foster established herself as one of the dominant power forwards in collegiate basketball. The native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, started every game (134 games) during her four years. In addition, Foster holds the distinction of being the Gamecocks' all-time leading rebounder 1,427 rebounds. During her four years, Foster averaged 16.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. As a senior, she averaged her career high of 20.2 points and 10.9 boards per game.

Baseball

#1 Ray Tanner (1997-2012)
Ray Tanner served as head coach for the Gamecock baseball program for 16 seasons and wore No. 1 from 2002-12. Tanner led South Carolina to back-to-back NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in 2010 and 2011 as well as a pair of national runner-up finishes, six College World Series appearances, three SEC championships, six SEC Eastern division titles and a SEC tournament crown. He went to 10 NCAA Super Regionals in 14 NCAA Tournament appearances as well. Under the direction of Tanner, South Carolina's postseason success from 2010-2012 is arguably the greatest run in collegiate baseball history. In the three-year span, the Gamecocks established NCAA records with 22 consecutive postseason wins and 12 consecutive wins in the College World Series. Tanner was named Athletics Director for the University of South Carolina on July 13, 2012. Tanner went 738-316 at South Carolina. His winning percentage for the Gamecocks was .700, the second highest winning percentage in SEC history.

Sport Conference Affiliations

Football Conference Affiliations
Southern Conference, 1933-52
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1953-70
Independent, 1971-91
Southeastern Conferenc,e 1992-current

Men's Basketball Conference Affiliations
Southern Conference, 1922-23 through 1952-53 seasons
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1953-54 through 1970-71 seasons
Metro Conference, 1983-84 through 1990-91 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1991-92-current

Women's Basketball Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1974-75 through 1982-83 seasons
Metro Conference, 1983-84 through 1990-91 seasons
Southeastern Conference 1991-92-current

Men's Soccer Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1978 through 1992, and 1995 through 2004 seasons
Metro Conference, 1993 and 1994 seasons
Conference USA, 2005-current

Women's Soccer Conference Affiliations
Southeastern Conference, 1995-current

Softball Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1974 through 1996 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1997-current *
* The SEC did not sponsor softball as a sport until the 1997 season.

Volleyball Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1967 through 1982 seasons
Metro Conference, 1983 through 1990 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1991-current

Women's Tennis Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1974 through 1983 seasons
Metro Conference, 1984 through 1991 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1992-current

Men's Tennis Conference Affiliations
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1954 through 1971 seasons
Independent, 1972 through 1983 seasons
Metro Conference, 1984 through 1991 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1992-current

Baseball Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1892 through 1983 seasons
Metro Conference, 1984 through 1991 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1992-current

Men's Swimming and Diving Conference Affiliations
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1963-64 through 1970-71 seasons
Independent, 1971-72 through 1982-83 seasons
Metro Conference, 1983-84 through 1990-91 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1991-92-current

Women's Swimming and Diving Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1975-76 through 1982-83 seasons
Metro Conference, 1983-84 through 1990-91 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1991-92-current

Women's Golf Conference Affiliations
Independent, 1980 through 1987 seasons
Metro Conference, 1988 through 1991 seasons
Southeastern Conference 1992-current

Men's Golf Conference Affiliations
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1952 through 1970 seasons
Independent, 1971 through 1983 seasons
Metro Conference, 1984 through 1991 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1992-current

Men's Track and Field Conference Affiliations
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1953 through 1971 seasons
Independent, 1972 through 1983 seasons
Metro Conference, 1984 through 1991 seasons
Southeastern Conference, 1992-current

Women's Track and Field Conference Affiliations
Southeastern Conference, 1992-current