Making a Nomination for the USC Athletics Hall of Fame
Gamecock fans or members of the general public may nominate former Gamecock student-athletes as candidates for the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame. Nominations should come in letter form and should include the name of the varsity sport in which the nominee participated, years played, letters earned, and awards and honors received during the nominee's playing days. School, conference or national records should be included, as well as a brief note regarding the activities and employment of the nominee following graduation. The nominating committee traditionally meets in late spring to consider all nominees and the induction banquet takes place in early fall. Nominees not selected in a particular year will automatically be included in the deliberations for the following year. Nominations may be sent to:
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Rice Athletics Center
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The University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967, and the current membership of 146 was selected by the University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen. Listed below are the members and year in which they were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
CHARLES ARNDT (2014)
MEN'S SOCCER 1985-88
Earned first-team All-America honors in 1988 while also being named the National Goalkeeper of the Year... He compiled 13 shutouts in 1988 in helping lead the Gamecocks to their first-ever semifinal appearance in the NCAA tournament... Arndt holds the school record for lowest career goals-against average (0.70) and combined shutouts (29).
RAY AVANT (2004)
Two-time Southern Conference boxing champion of the late 1940s.
ALEEN BAILEY (2010)
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1999-2003
Sprinter from St. Mary, Jamaica... nine-time All-American... national champion in the 100-meters and 200-meters as well as a member of the champion 4x100m relay team... helped the team to the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field team championship... won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics in the 4x100m relay.
MARTY BALTZEGAR (2009)
MEN'S SOCCER 1984-87
A 1987 All-American in men's soccer ... anchored a Gamecock defense that allowed just 10 goals for the entire 1987 season.
WEEMS BASKIN (2010)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1948-69
A head track coach for 33 years, most at the University of South Carolina, Weemie (Weems) Baskin retired from USC in 1969... compiled an overall record of 90-47 in dual meet competition... a former president of the National Collegiate Track & Field Coaches Association... is a member of the South Carolina Track & Field Hall of Fame, the Georgia Track & Field Hall of Fame, the USATF Hall of Fame and the Helms Foundation Track & Field Hall of Fame... the University of South Carolina's outdoor track is named in his honor.
EARL BASS (1989)
Outstanding pitcher for the Gamecocks ... compiled a won-loss record of 34-3, despite missing most of the 1973 season with an arm injury ... first-team All-America selection in 1974 and 1975 ... had a 12-1 mark in 1974 and was 17-1 in 1975 ... he set a then national record by winning 23 consecutive games over two seasons, a feat that still ranks second ... holds school records for shutouts (10), earned run average (1.34), and strikeouts (392) ... runner-up in balloting for the Lefty Gomez Plate, symbolic of the top amateur baseball player in the United States, in 1975 when he pitched the Gamecocks to within one game of the NCAA championship at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska ... a native of Columbia, Bass is currently a Greenville businessman.
BRANDON BENNETT (2004)
USC's third leading career rusher with 2,983 yards ... holds the single game rushing mark of 278 yards in 1991 ... finished his career with the most pass receptions (107) for a USC running back.
CLYDE "MULE" BENNETT (2003)
Played both offense and defense as a two-way end at USC ... earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 1953 as leading pass receiver ... played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League before beginning a career in the U.S. Air Force ... is a retired USAF colonel.
SOLOMON BLATT (1974)
The late Speaker Emeritus of the South Carolina House of Representatives ... the University of South Carolina Physical Education Center was named in his honor for his support of athletics and physical education ... earned a law degree in 1917 from USC ... served in the Army during World War I ... USC Board of Trustees member 1935-47 ... a native of Blackwell, S.C.
JAKE BODKIN (2013)
Voted first-team All-ACC on coach Warren Giese's offensive line in 1960, after being named second team in 1959 ... won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the state of SC in 1960 and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
ED BOINEAU (1970)
Three-year letterman on the gridiron for South Carolina ... played for Coach Billy Laval ... nickname was "Bru" ... helped the Gamecocks to three consecutive winning campaigns and a three year total 18-11-2 mark.
KIP BOUKNIGHT (2007)
Winngest pitcher in South Carolina history ... Compiled a career record of 45-12 in a four-year span pitching a school record 482 innings and starting a school record 66 games ... Also holds school records for strikeouts (457) and decisions (57) ... Put together one of the greatest single-season years in college history in 2000 posting a 17-1 record to help lead the Gamecocks to a 56-10 record and a SEC Championship ... His 17 single-season wins is a school record and is tied for the most wins in a season by an SEC pitcher ... Won the 2000 Golden Spikes Award presented by USA Baseball as the top amateur baseball player in the USA as well as being named a consensus All-America selection by the ABCA, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball ... Helped lead South Carolina to two straight NCAA Super Regional appearances in 2000 and 2001 ... Currently in professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with the triple-A club in Indianapolis.
CHRIS BOYLE (2013)
Catcher for coach June Raines from 1981-84 who helped lead the Gamecocks to two College World Series appearances ... drove in 198 runs, second only to Justin Smoak's 207, and he also had 224 base hits.
ROBERT BROOKS (2003)
Third leading receiver at USC with 156 career catches for 2,211 yards ... was freshman All-America selection by Sporting News in 1988 ... holds school record with 19 career touchdown receptions ... played seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers (1992-98) and was part of Super Bowl XXXI championship team ... credited with invention of the "Lambeau Leap" in Green Bay.
BOBBY BRYANT (1979)
Named a first-team All-America as a defensive back in 1966 by the New York Daily News and by the Detroit Sports Extra ... All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 1966 ... won the Anthony J. McKelvin Award in 1967 as the outstanding athlete in the ACC ... holds the school record for the longest punt return (98 yards vs. N.C. State, 1966) ... lettered in football in 1964-65-66, and lettered in baseball in 1965-66-67 ... played in the 1967 Hula Bowl ... played pro football for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL from 1968-81 ... was drafted by the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox in baseball ... was the first pitcher at South Carolina to strike out 100 batters in a season.
EARL CLARY (1967)
Was All-Southern in 1933 as a running back ... earned three letters ... was nicknamed the "Gaffney Ghost" ... Gamecocks compiled a 16-11-4 mark during that span ... USC defeated Clemson all three years ... played for Coach Billy Laval.
RONNIE COLLINS (2002)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1961-64
Led team in scoring during the 1963-64 season with 23.7 points per game ... led team in rebounding during the 1961-62 season, averaging 8.4 rebounds a game ... posted 1,256 points during his career in the garnet and black ... named to the Atlantic Coast All-Conference team in 1964 ... selected to the ACC All-Tournament team in 1962 (second team).
MIKE COOK (2011)
Put together one of the most successful single seasons in South Carolina baseball history ... as a junior, led the 1985 squad to the College World Series, posting a 16-2 record with a 1.91 ERA with 168 strikeouts in 141.0 innings, while allowing just 99 hits ... was the 1985 NCAA Regional MVP ... tied the single-season record for strikeouts and his 16 wins is one short of the school single-season record ... was a first-team All-America selection by the coaches and Baseball America ... is one of only 10 players in school history to record 30 or more career victories with a 30-8 career mark ... his 313 career strikeouts is the seventh-highest in school history ... was a first round draft pick by the California Angels as the 19th player overall in the 1985 amateur draft.
LARRY CRAIG (1976)
Named All-Southern as an end ... lettered all four years ... played professionally for the NFL Green Bay Packers (1939-49) ... coached by Don McAllister (1935-37) and Rex Enright (1938).
BOB CROMBIE (2006) MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1963-65
Three-year ACC champion in the 880-yard and mile runs ... never lost a race on the Weems Baskin track.
LEON CUNNINGHAM (1980) FOOTBALL 1951-54
Selected as an All-America center in 1953 by True magazine ... also named a third-team All-America by the Associated Press and by the National Editorial Alliance in 1954 ... tabbed All-Southern Conference (1952) as a linebacker ... named All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 and 1954 as a center ... lettered all four seasons ... played pro football with the Detroit Lions of the NFL in 1955 ... four-year letterman at Carolina.
SAM DANIEL (1967)
MEN'S TENNIS 1935-37
Was one of the top amateur players in the state for many years ... coached tennis at South Carolina ... was a local professional ... also directed the Richland County Tennis Center ... the school's tennis stadium is named for him.
ZOLA DAVIS (2014)
A wide receiver, Davis caught 164 passes in his Carolina career for 2,354 yards... He scored 17 touchdowns, and in one game vs. Vanderbilt had 206 yards in receptions on 14 catches, which ties for the school record... Zola is fourth in the Gamecock record book for career receptions and yards gained... Eight times he had over 100 yards receiving in a game.
DAVE DECAMILLA (2013)
Anchored the offensive line for coach Paul Dietzel's Gamecocks from 1968-1970 ... named first-team All-ACC in both 1969 and 1970 ... Carolina won the ACC title in 1969.
SAM DELUCA (2005)
Lettered at USC from 1954-56 ... Played tackle at South Carolina ... Played his first two years under Coach Enright and then under Coach Giese ... Senior year was third-team All-American (AP) ... On the 33 man Paul Williamson All-American team ... Won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy ... Played for the San Diego Chargers in the American Football League and then played guard with the New York Jets ... Involved with radio advertising in New York and was the color analyst for the New York Jets television broadcasts ... Member of the state of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
KENT DEMARS (2011)
MEN'S TENNIS 1984-2010
Kent DeMars spent 26 of his 37 years as Carolina's men's tennis head coach, ending his tenure in Spring 2010 ... led the Gamecocks to 18 NCAA Tournaments, including a stretch of 13-straight appearances (1994-2006) ... his Gamecock teams appeared in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 six times, including an appearance in the national semifinals in 1989 ... is the program's all-time winningest coach with 390 career victories... guided the team to six conference championships in his first seven seasons ... coached seven Gamecocks who accumulated nine All-America selections and saw at least one Gamecock on an all-conference team in 18 of his 26 seasons at the helm ... was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Men's Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010 and was a 1996 inductee into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame.
THOMAS DENDY (2012)
Lettered at running back from 1982-85, rushing for 2,767 yards, the fifth-best mark in school history ... averaged 5.6 yards per carry, second on the all-time list, on 494 rushing attempts ... scored 18 rushing touchdowns and had four runs of 57 yards or longer during his career.
PAUL DIETZEL (2012)
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR 1966-74
Credited with changing the culture of South Carolina Athletics in the late 1960s and early '70s ... initiated an upgrade plan for all athletic facilities, including "The Roost" athletic dorm and enlarging the football stadium ... wrote the Carolina Fight Song which is still used today ... mandated the recruitment of black athletes in all sports at Carolina and signed the first black athlete to a football scholarship in 1970 ... coached the football team to its only conference championship in 1969 by going undefeated in the ACC ... posted a perfect 5-0 record against the rival Tar Heels in the "Battle of the Carolinas" ... hired Bobby Richardson, a move that vaulted South Carolina into national baseball prominence.
KING DIXON (1991)
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR 1988-92
Football star at South Carolina from 1956-58 ... outstanding halfback who was a tri-captain in 1958 ... co-captain of the South team in the North-South Shrine Game at Miami, Florida ... graduated cum laude in 1959 with a B.A. degree in political science ... Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society member ... after graduation he built a distinguished 22-year career in the Marines, retiring with rank of lieutenant colonel ... earned many military decorations including the Bronze Star, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V for Heroic Services and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star ... University of South Carolina athletics director from 1988-92.
EARL DUNHAM (1997)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1937
Letterman in three different sports at Carolina ... A Phi Beta Kappa honor society member ... helped lead the Gamecocks to a combined 16-17-2 record his three football seasons ... the Carolina baseball team was 17-13 in his two seasons while the Gamecock basketball squad was 13-7, 8-4 in the Southern Conference in 1937.
MIKE DUNLEAVY (2014)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1972-76
As a guard playing for legendary coach Frank McGuire, Dunleavy scored 1,586 points in his career, which ranks sixth all time... Was a deadly long-range shooter before the three-point shot was instituted, and hit 80 percent of his career free throws... Mike enjoyed a successful career in the NBA as both a player and coach.
ASHLEY EDLUND-HEIDTKE (2010)
One of the most decorated volleyball players in school history... Four-time AVCA All-region selection... four-time All-SEC pick (1st-team 1996-98)... two-time SEC All-Tournament selection... 1999 USC Athlete of the Year... ranks among Carolina's top-10 in career assists, assists per set, aces, aces per set, digs and digs per set... totaled over 5,000 assists during her career.
BRAD EDWARDS (2003)
Named second-team All-America by United Press International and a third-team selection by the Associated Press in 1987 ... returned interceptions for touchdowns against Clemson in both the 1986 and 1987 games ... went on to a 10-year NFL career, playing for the Vikings, Redskins, Falcons and Packers ... was part of Redskins Super Bowl XXVI championship team ... former USC Senior Associate Director of Athletics.
ARLO ELKINS (2013)
WOMEN'S TENNIS 1983-2012
Served as the University's women's tennis head coach beginning Aug. 15, 1983, until Feb. 28, 2012 ... ended his career at Carolina with a record of 438-291 (.601) and 19 NCAA Tournament appearances ... South Carolina made 17 NCAA Tournaments in a row from 1995 to 2011 and reached at least the second round in 15 of those appearances ... teams reached the NCAA Sweet 16 four times (1990, 1995, 1999, 2009) during his career and made one trip to the quarterfinals in 2009 ... in 15 of his seasons, Carolina appeared in the top 25 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's season-ending poll ... named 1988 United States Professional Tennis Association Southern Division Coach of the Year while also earning the South Carolina Tennis Association College Coach of the Year and ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year awards ... became the first head coach at South Carolina in any sport to win SEC Coach of the Year, doing so in 1995 ... named the 1994 and 1996 ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year as well ... in December 2003, was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Association Hall of Fame ... a member of the Rockford High School Hall of Fame in Rockford, Mich., as well ... his involvement with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association early in his career led him to help create the ITA All-American Championships for women when previously, the championships only existed for men ... the ITA All-American Championships are one of three Grand Slam events in college tennis today.
DAWN ELLERBE (2005)
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1993-97
Lettered with the women's track and field team from 1993-97 ... A 2000 USA Olympian, she finished seventh ... Throughout career has set numerous national and world records ... Has won 16 national titles and five SEC titles ... Holds the South Carolina record for the 20lb. weight ... Won the 1996 SEC Commissioner's Trophy for the most points scored by a female at the SEC Championship - team finished as the runner-up ... Four-time NCAA champion (two 20lb. weight, two hammer) ... In 1996 led the charge as the team finished in ninth-place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships - since then USC has finished in the top 10 every year outdoors ... Was named the SEC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997 ... Six-time All-American ... Has a graduate degree from University of Wyoming and is currently is the USC Olympic Sport Marketing Director.
TODD ELLIS (2005)
All-time leading passer and winningest quarterback in Gamecock history ... re-wrote the school's passing records during his career where he set more than 20 school passing marks, while throwing for 9,953 yards ... led USC to the 1987 Gator and 1988 Liberty Bowls ... the 1987 squad finished with No. 15 in the final national polls ... team MVP three of his four years at South Carolina ... lettered at South Carolina from 1986-89 ... a graduate of USC Law School, works as an attorney at Smith, Ellis, Stuckey, P.A. in Columbia ... has worked with the Gamecock Radio Network for the past 13 seasons and is in his third as the play-by-play announcer for Carolina football.
ALEX ENGLISH (1988)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1973-76
Second all-time leading scorer in South Carolina history with 1,972 points ... Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997 ... only USC player to start every game of his college career (111) ... that mark is also the school record for career starts ... also holds down records for career minutes played (4,113), field goals made (855), field goals attempted (1,590) and is second on list in blocked shots (230) and third in career rebounds with 1,064 ... led the Gamecocks to two NCAA Tournament bids and one NIT appearance ... jersey #22 retired following his career ... played for three NBA teams (Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks) in his career ... led the league in scoring in 1983 with 28.4 ppg ... had eight-straight seasons of 2,000+ points and was the NBA's leading scorer in the 1980s ... averaged 30+ minutes and 20+ points an outing for 10 seasons with Denver ... had his jersey #2 retired by Denver in April, 1993.
REX ENRIGHT (1968)
FOOTBALL COACH, ATHLETICS DIRECTOR 1938-60
Was head football coach from 1938-42 (record: 17-27-4) and from 1946-55 (record: 47-42-3)...career mark was 64-69-7...was athletic director from 1938-60...the South Carolina athletic department office building is named in his honor.
SHEILA FOSTER (1993)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1979-82
Four-year letterwinner ... two-time All-American (1981-82) ... Lady Gamecocks' all-time leader in games played (134), points (2,266) and rebounds (1,427) ... squad compiled a 93-41 (.694) record in that span, including an outstanding 43-8 mark at home ... career scoring average (16.9) and rebounding average (10.6) both rank third in school history ... her jersey #53 is one of two women's basketball numbers retired ... native of Boiling Springs, S.C. ... played professionally in Italy.
ZAM FREDRICK (2002)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1978-81
Led the nation in scoring during the 1980-81 season, averaging 28.9 points per game ... scored 1,383 career points as a South Carolina Gamecock ... ranks 13th all-time in the USC record book with a career average of 13.7 points per game ... played professionally in Europe ... is currently the head basketball coach at Calhoun County High School.
WELDON B. "SARGE" FRYE (2003)
SUPERVISOR OF FACILITIES 1953-2003
Fixture at USC for half a century ... began career at Carolina in 1953 after retiring as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army ... decorated and wounded veteran of the D-Day invasion at Normandy ... USC's baseball stadium is named Sarge Frye Field in his honor ... was named National groundskeeper of the year in 1993 by American Baseball Coaches Association.
J.D. FULLER (2011)
Standout linebacker from Cross Hill, S.C ... finished his career and remains the school's all-time leader in career tackles with 405 ... one of only two players in South Carolina history to record more than 400 tackles in his career ... credited with over 100 tackles in three consecutive seasons (143 in 1981, 131 in 1982 and 121 in 1983).
BOB FULTON (1993)
VOICE OF THE GAMECOCKS 1952-95
Retired in 1995 after 43 years as the radio "Voice of the Gamecocks" ... his tenure with the Gamecocks was the fourth-longest among NCAA Division I broadcasters with one school at the time of his retirement ... selected eight times as the state of South Carolina's "Sportscaster of the Year" ... also a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame ... winner of a Special Distinction award from the state athletic hall of fame ... broadcast University of Arkansas football and basketball and Georgia Tech football (1965-66) ... native of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.
DOMINIC FUSCI (1993)
FOOTBALL 1942-43, 1946
Three-year letterman ... played for Coach Rex Enright in 1942 and 1946, and Coach J.P. Moran in 1943 ... two-way lineman ... led USC to two winning campaigns ... also a member of the State of South Carolina Hall of Fame ... chosen to the first half-century all-time team during the centennial celebration of Gamecock football in 1992 ... nickname was "Dynamite" ... native of New York City.
BILLY GAMBRELL (1991)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1961
Earned letters in football in 1960-61-62 ... lettered in track in 1961 ... won the Atlantic Coast Conference indoor long jump championship in 1961 where he jumped better than 23 feet ... racked up over 2300 yards during his career at South Carolina ... played seven seasons of professional football in the NFL with the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Lions ... also played briefly in the Canadian Football League.
JOHNNY GRAMLING (2000)
South Carolina's first passer to surpass 2,000 career yards ... Passed for 2,007 yards and 18 touchdowns, both career records at the time ... Career high single game was 227 yards against Wake Forest in 1953 ... Threw four touchdown passes in first half against Furman at Greenville in 1952 ... Played professionally with Ottawa Roughriders of Canadian Football League in 1954 ... Professional career was cut short by military service in Korean War ... Lettered two seasons as a pitcher on the Gamecock baseball team ... Retired farmer and businessman from Orangeburg.
JEFF GRANTZ (1985)
Second-team All-America quarterback in 1975 ... one of only three Gamecocks with more than 5,000 yards of total offense in his career ... ranks among the career leaders in virtually every passing category at South Carolina ... Ied 1975 USC club to 7-5 record and Tangerine Bowl berth ... co-captain of the 1975 squad ... one of the more popular players to ever wear the Garnet and Black ... outstanding shortstop and second baseman on Gamecock baseball teams ... holds school fielding record for shortstops and second basemen ... played on three NCAA playoff clubs, including the 1975 team that advanced to the finals of the College World Series ... drafted by the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
HAROLD GREEN (2002)
Led the team in rushing for three consecutive years (1987-89) ... ranks third all-time at USC in rushing yards with 3,005 ... rushed for 172 yards vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 11, 1987 ... played for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals from 1990-96, St. Louis Rams in 1996-97 and the Atlanta Falcons from 1997-98 ... a member of the All-South Independent team in 1987 and 1989 ... his 33 career touchdowns ties him with George Rogers for the school record.
GARY GREGOR (2003)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1965-68
Led Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding and earned all-conference honors in 1967 and 1968 ... averaged 15.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game for career ... was a first-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns and went on to earn NBA all-rookie honors.
BOB GRESSETTE (2005)
1928-30 letterwinner ... Gressette named to an All-American team by an organization board that was headed by Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne and Pop Warner ... Coached high school and junior college football ... Went back home to Saint Matthews where he ran an automobile dealership and was elected mayor.
TATUM GRESSETTE (1993)
Two-year letterman ... his drop-kick field goal gave the Gamecocks a 3-0 win over Clemson in 1920 ... USC also shut out the Tigers in 1921 while he served as captain ... played for Coach Sol Metzger ... teams compiled a 10-5-2 mark during those years ... lettered one season in baseball at first base and his brother Marion played centerfield ... native of St. Matthews, S.C ... until his death in 1997, he was the oldest living former Gamecock football captain.
FRED HAMBRIGHT (1969)
Won the South Carolina Blocking Trophy in 1931 ... lettered in football from 1931-32-33 ... played for Coach Billy Laval ... Gamecocks notched a combined 16-11-4 mark on the gridiron ... played pro football with the AAFC New York Yankees in 1937.
CHARLOTTE HAMILTON (GIESE) (2007)
WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING 1977-80
Charlotte is South Carolina's first women's swimming and diving All-American, earning honors in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle in 1977 ... Over a span of four years, she earned 16 All-American awards in the freestyle, freestyle relay and medley relay ... One of the first female athletic scholarship recipients at USC ... Was the senior captain for the 1980 team that went 8-0 to become the first undefeated swimming team in school history.
SKIP HARLICKA (1997)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1966-68
Three-year letterman ... was part of Frank McGuire's first recruiting class at Carolina ... Finished his career with 1,209 points to rank 21st all-time at Carolina while his 17.5 points per game ranks sixth-best ever ... led the Gamecocks in scoring every season and was a Chuck Taylor's Converse Yearbook All-American ... named a first-team All-ACC member his senior year and was on the ACC All-Tournament team twice (1966, 1968) ... Played a key role in Carolina's rise to the top of the ACC as the Gamecocks defeated Duke and North Carolina on "Tobacco Road" in back-to-back games his senior season.
DICKIE HARRIS (1998)
Named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association ... All-ACC ... ranks as one of the top return specialists in South Carolina history ... during his career, he accumulated 162 returns (kickoff return/punt return/interception return) for 2,767 yards and six touchdowns (17.1 yards per return) ... returned a punt 97 yards for a touchdown vs. North Carolina in 1970 and had a pair of touchdown returns, one a kickoff return for 96 yards and the other an interception for 94 yards, against Georgia in 1976 ... played in the East-West Shrine game.
OTIS HARRIS (2011)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 2001-04
Eight-time All-American at South Carolina - four times during the indoor season (400m, 4x400m 3x) and four times during the outdoor campaign (400m 2x, 4x400m 2x) ... 2002 NCAA Champion as a member of South Carolina's 4x400m relay team - the only men's 4x400m relay team to win a national title in program history ... four-time SEC Champion (400m dash outdoors, twice 4x400m relay outdoors and once 4x400m relay indoors) ... member of the top two men's teams in program history ... was a 2004 Olympian at Athens for Team USA in the 400m and 4x400m relay ... gold medalist as a member of the 4x400m relay team ... silver medalist in the 400m dash ... the only Gamecock track athlete to earn two medals in one Olympic Games.
ALEX HAWKINS (1970)
Was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 1958 ... played halfback ... Associated Press Third-Team All-America (1958) ... played in the 1959 Senior Bowl ... lettered in 1956-57-58 ... played for Coach Warren Giese ... Gamecocks notched a 19-11 mark in that span ... rushed for a career-high 129 yards vs. Furman (11/3/56) ... played pro ball with the NFL Baltimore Colts (1959-65, 1967) and with the NFL Atlanta Falcons (1966).
BOBBY HEALD (2001)
MEN'S TENNIS 1966-68
South Carolina's first All-America tennis player ... led team to undefeated record and Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 1968 ... three-year varsity singles record was 67-6, always against the opposition's number one player ... first-team All-ACC three years, ACC Player of the Year 1968, first team All-America 1968 ... former N. C. State tennis and football star and University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan said Heald "may be the greatest to ever play in the ACC" ... coached the Gamecock varsity one season ... was from Lynchburg, Va. ... is tennis professional at MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary, N.C.
LUTHER HILL (1968)
Only one sport, five-year letterman in South Carolina history ... nickname was "Luke" ... coached by John H. Neff (1911) and N.B. Edgerton (1912-15) ... helped the Gamecocks to three winning campaigns and an overall record of 20-17-5.
JAY LYNN HODGIN (2012)
Varsity running back for three years (1972-74) ... rushed for 2,478 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry ... scored 22 rushing touchdowns ... returned a kickoff for a touchdown in the Houston Astrodome in 1973 ... scored three touchdowns against Clemson during his career.
CHARMAINE HOWELL (2013)
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1997-98
Four-time women's track All-American ... excelled in the 800 meters, finishing as runner-up at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships ... won a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics in the 4x400 relay.
FRANK JENKINS (1976)
One of only three boxers to be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
SHANNON JOHNSON (2004)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1992-96
Three-time All-SEC women's basketball selection ... scored 2,230 career points for a career average of 20.5 ... went on to have success playing professional basketball, starring in the WNBA ... member of the gold medal winning 2004 USA Olympic team.
TRINITY JOHNSON (2004)
Three-time All-America softball pitcher ... named the National Player of the Year in 1997 and was the SEC Female Athlete of the Year in 1997 ... 1997 Honda Award Winner.
KEVIN JOYCE (1998)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1971-73
Three-year letterwinner .. had jersey No. 43 retired ... scored 1,400 career points, averaging 20.4 a game as a senior .. led USC to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances ... outjumped UNC's 6-10 center Lee Dedmon on a jump-ball and tapped the ball to Tom Owens for the winning bucket to capture the 1971 ACC Tournament title ... starting guard on the 1972 USA Olympic team .. named AP, UPI and NAMC second team All-American in 1973.
JEFF KEFALOS (2011)
MEN'S TENNIS 1973-76
Stood out in both men's tennis singles and doubles from 1973-76, earning Team MVP honors all four years and was a finalist for the Rafael Osuna Award for outstanding sportsmanship in 1976 ... holds the school record for career singles winning percentage, coming out on top in 88.1 percent of his matches (104-14) and owns three of the top five season singles winning percentages in school history, including the record .929 (26-2), which he set in 1972-73 ... his 81 career doubles victories is the second-highest mark in school history, as is his career doubles winning percentage (.844; 81-15) ... the combination of singles and doubles prowess makes him the program record-holder in combined career winning percentage as he lost just 29 of the 214 matches he played in his four-year career for a .864 winning percentage.
WADE KING (2007)
MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING 1986-89
A 12-time All-American while at South Carolina, Wade earned All-American honors all four years he competed for the Gamecocks (1986-89) ... His honors include: 100 butterfly (4x), 200 medley relay (1x), 400 medley relay (3x), 200 freestyle relay (1x), 400 freestyle relay (1x) and the 800 freestyle relay (2x) ... Out of the 19 swimming events available, Wade graduated with school records in seven of them ... Still holds the record for the 400 freestyle relay (2:57.39) ... Currently holds two American records for the 35-39 age group in the 50 butterfly-short course (22.30) and the 50 butterfly-long course (25.00).
HEATHER LARKIN (2012)
One of four four-time All-SEC competitors in South Carolina volleyball history, earning first-team honors each season from 1995 to 1997 ... the Lake Elmo, Minn., native led the team in kills and hitting percentage in her final two seasons while also leading in blocks in 1995 and aces in 1996 ... fourth in school history with 1,293 kills, she stands in the top 10 in kills per set, attacks, hitting percentage, solo blocks, block assists, total blocks and blocks per set ... posted 12 block assists during her freshman year in a match against Kentucky, the most ever in a five-set affair in school history.
T. ALLEN LEGARE (1989)
Southern Conference welterweight champion in 1939 when boxing was a major sport at South Carolina and other institutions ... won all 10 of his bouts that year, including three in the Southern Conference championship tournament ... president of the 1939 senior class ... served 16 years in the South Carolina State Senate and has been active in University of South Carolina alumni work ... is currently an attorney in Charleston, S.C.
JOHN LEHEUP (2012)
Named to the first team Coaches All-American squad in 1972 ... in the 1972 Gamecock Football media guide, head coach Paul Dietzel is quoted as saying "John LeHeup is the best defensive tackle I have ever coached. If I have ever seen an All-American, John LeHeup is one."
TIM LEWIS (2006)
USC baseball pitcher from 1973-76 ... remains Carolina's winningest lefthander of all-time with a 36-6 career record ... led the team with 108 innings pitched and 113 strikeouts in 1976 ... fanned 332 batters in his career in 333 innings of work.
STEVE LIEBLER (2012)
MEN'S GOLF 1978-81
Two-time All-American, earning honorable mention honors in 1980 and 1981 ... claimed four top-10 finishes during his career, including wins at the 1979 Guilford College Intercollegiate, the 1980 Andy Bean Intercollegiate and the 1981 Southeastern Intercollegiate ... also captured the 1981 Eastern Amateur ... played professionally on the PGA Tour before returning to his alma mater as head coach from 1985-95 ... as head coach, led the Gamecocks to four NCAA Championship appearances and he guided Carolina to the 1991 Metro Conference title ... coached six All-Americans, including PGA Tour professionals Carl Paulson and Brett Quigley.
SIEW AI LIM (2011)
WOMEN'S GOLF 1992-96
Originally from Malaysia ... earned first-team All-America honors in 1995 and second-team honors in 1994 ... was the SEC Player of the Year in 1995 when she recorded a 74.35 stroke average ... tied for fifth at the 1995 NCAA Championships, helping the team to a tie for ninth place in the team competition ... earned second-team All-SEC honors in 1993, then was a first-team member for her final three campaigns ... was a medalist at the 1995 NCAA East Regionals as well as at the Carolyne Cudone Intercollegiate ... played on the Duramed FUTURES Tour from 1997-2000 and on the LPGA Tour from 1999-2008.
WARREN LIPKA (2012)
MEN'S SOCCER 1982-85
1985 National Goalkeeper of the Year and All-American ... starting goalkeeper, team captain and MVP of the 1985 squad that compiled the most wins in school history with a 20-3-1 record, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals ... earned a spot on the NSCAA All-South Region team ... second all-time in school history with an .839 career save percentage.
DICK LITTLE (1970)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1937-39
Three-year letterwinner in track.
JENNIE ONDO LLOYD (2014)
WOMEN'S SOCCER 1995-99
Remains the top scorer in Carolina women's soccer history with 115 points... She earned first team All-SEC honors in 1999, and scored 16 game-winning goals in her career... Jennie's 50 career goals ranks first in Carolina history and seventh all-time in the SEC record book, while her 115 points rank No. 8 on the SEC charts.
KEVIN LONG (2002)
Led the team in rushing in 1975 with 1,133 yards, averaging six yards per carry, which is currently the third best in USC history ... registered six games with 100+ yards ... posted a career high 160 yards against NC State on Nov. 1, 1975 ... eighth all-time in yards per carry with 5.3 ... seventh all-time in yards per game with 67.8 ... played for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1981 ... he also played in the USFL in 1983 (Chicago Blitz) and in 1984-85 (Arizona Wranglers).
DARLENE LOWERY (2014)
As a pitcher Darlene was named first-team All-America in 1983 and second team in 1985... She tossed nine career no-hitters and a perfect game against East Carolina in 1987... She still holds the record for the lowest earned run average in Gamecock history at 0.38.
COLLIN MACKIE (2008)
Collin Mackie, a local product from Irmo High School, lettered in football at Carolina from 1987-90. He remains the leading scorer in Carolina football history, accumulating 330 points, which is 128 ahead of second place George Rogers. He had the two most productive seasons ever for field goals, booting 25 in 1987, and 19 in another season. Mackie kicked a school record five field goals in a 29-10 win over West Virginia in 1990.
HENRY MARTIN (2008)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1942, 1947-49
Henry Martin played basketball at Carolina in 1942 and again from 1947-49. He was the first Carolina basketball player to score 1,000 career points and capped off his career with a 32-point effort as the Gamecocks beat Clemson in 1949.
CLINT MATHIS (2007)
MEN'S SOCCER 1994-97
Carolina's first two-time soccer All-American ('95 and '97) ... Holds the school records for single-season points (53) and goals (25), which tied for the national lead in 1995 ... A three-time finalist for National Player of the Year ... Ranks third all-time in scoring with 121 points (55 goals, 15 assists) ... Has 46 career appearances and 12 goals for the United States National Team, including a stint on the 2002 World Cup team ... Finished as leading scorer for USA in 2002 after recording seven goals and two assists for 16 points ... Became the second U.S. Men's National Team Player in history to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated on May 27, 2002 ... Drafted No. 6 overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 1998 MLS draft, Clint has played for five teams (Los Angeles Galaxy, NY/NJ MetroStars, Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids, NY Red Bull) ... In three-plus seasons with the MetroStars, scored 87 points (33 goals, 21 assists) which ranks second in team history ... Holds the MLS records for most goals (five) and points (10) in a game, set in a 6-4 MetroStars win over Dallas in 2000.
MEGAN MATTHEWS (2013)
Won 101 games for Carolina, and led the nation in saves as a true freshman ... when Matthews closed out her career in 2002, she was the Gamecocks' all-time leader in strikeouts, complete games, and innings pitched.
HAROLD MAUNEY (1971)
Gridiron letterman in 1932-33-34 ... played for Coach Billy Laval ... the Gamecocks posted winning marks all three seasons for a career record total of 16-11-3.
MIKE MCCABE (2005)
Won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy ... Lettered at USC from 1973-75 ... Fans picked him on the Post World War II USC team ... 6-5 250 lb center who was from Knoxville, Tenn. ... One of 10 children ... Nine of his siblings went to University of Tennessee while he was the only one to go to South Carolina ... Father originally from Columbia ... Vice President for Investments at the Bank of America in Columbia.
FRANK MCGUIRE (1980)
HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH 1964-80
Named National Coach of the Year three times -- once each at South Carolina (1970), North Carolina (1957) and St. John's (1952) ... was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977 ... his 30 year collegiate head coaching record was a phenomenal 550-235, for a winning percentage of .701 ... led USC to six-straight 20+ win seasons (1968-69 -- 1973-74) ... coached 16 years at South Carolina where he was 283-142, nine years at North Carolina (164-58), and five years at St. John's (103-35) ... coached the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA for one season and was 49-31 ... passed away in October, 1994.
B.J. MCKIE (2006)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1996-2000
Ranks No. 1 in career points scored (2,119) and in free throws made at South Carolina... played in 123 career games (No. 3 all-time)... was a 1998 All-American and hree-time All-SEC honoree... named the 1996 SEC Freshman of the Year and was a member of the SEC All-Freshmen team... 1999 SEC Post-Graduate Community Service Award Winner... member of the 1997 SEC Championship team - 15-1 in the SEC... helped lead the Gamecocks to two NCAA Tournament appearances... had his jersey number retired in 2005... native of Irmo, S.C.
KRISTY MCPHERSON (2010)
WOMEN'S GOLF 1999-2003
2001 and 2002 SEC Champion... one of only two repeat champions in SEC women's golf history... 2003 SEC Player of the Year... 2003 Honda Award winner... 2003 NCAA South Carolina Woman of the Year... helped the Gamecocks to the 2002 SEC Championship, the only women's golf title in school history... logged school records in career wins (6), top-five finishes (18) and top-10 finishes (25)... three-time NGCA first-team All-American and four-time All-SEC selection.
BRYANT MEEKS, JR. (1972)
Tabbed All-Southern Conference as a center in 1946 ... nickname was "Meatball" ... Associated Press Second Team All-America in 1946 ... lettered in 1945 and 1946 ... played for Johnnie McMillan in 1945 and Rex Enright in 1946 ... played pro football with the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers in 1947 and 1948.
DREW MEYER (2013)
All-America shortstop ... a first-round draft choice by the Texas Rangers who still holds the SEC record for most base hits in a season with 120 in 2002.
FRANK MINCEVICH (1975)
Selected first team All-America in 1954 by the Football Writers of America ... was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference guard during the 1953 and 1954 seasons ... played for Coach Rex Enright ... South Carolina compiled an 18-12 mark in that span ... played in the 1955 Senior Bowl and the 1954 North-South Shrine Bowl ... lettered in 1952-53-54.
LISA MISIPEKA (2007)
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1994-98
A three-time Olympian for American Somoa, Lisa carried the flag for her country in the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Athens Olympics ... Won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships - the first-ever medal won by a Gamecock at the World Championships ... While at South Carolina she was a two-time NCAA champion and won three SEC titles ... Collected 11 All-American honors in the throwing events and still holds the hammer school record which she set in 1998 (213' 3).
JIM MOSS (1997)
Three-year letterman at tackle on the gridiron ... two-time All-ACC selection (1961, 1962) ... two-time winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy (1961, 1962) as the best blocker in the state of South Carolina, as voted by sportswriters ... played in the Blue-Gray All-Star game after his senior season (1962) ... played one season for Coach Warren Giese (3-6-1 record) and two seasons for Coach Marvin Bass (combined 8-11-1).
WARREN MUIR (2003)
Was first-team coaches All-American in 1969 ... rushed for 969 yards in 1969 ... amassed 2,234 career rushing yards ... led USC to the 1969 ACC Championship and Peach Bowl berth ... Coach Paul Dietzel called him "the toughest inside runner in college football" ... went on to a career as a civil engineer.
RUTLEDGE L. OSBORNE (1974)
Former chairman of the South Carolina Board of Trustees ... the Osborne Administration Building on the USC campus was named in his honor.
TOM OWENS (2004)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1969-71
The only USC basketball player to score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in three seasons ... All-ACC selection who led the league in rebounding for three straight years, averaging 13.3 for his career.
MARTHA PARKER (1995)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1986-89
Finished her career as the fourth leading scorer in Carolina women's basketball history with 1,728 points ... is one of only two women's players ever to have her jersey retired, as her #13 now hangs in the Frank McGuire Arena rafters ... was a two-time Academic All-American, majoring in pre-med ... ranks in the Top 10 in virtually ever statistical category in Lady Gamecock history ... led South Carolina to three Metro Conference Championships and three NCAA Tournament berths ... is a native of Columbia and was a high school standout at Hammond Academy.
CARL PAULSON (2008)
MEN'S GOLF 1990-93
Carl Paulson earned All-America honors in 1993 on the links for the Gamecocks. He won the Metro League Conference individual championship in 1991 and topped that by being named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 1993. He also captured the 1995 PGA Tour Qualifying School.
ED PITTS (2002)
Team captain in 1959 ... outstanding tackle ... member of the Paul Williamson All-America Team in 1959 ... selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team in 1958 and 1959 ... former executive director of the Gamecock Club.
LANDON POWELL (2014)
Earned All America honors as a catcher in 2004, and was twice voted All SEC... Hit 44 home runs (5th all-time), 61 doubles (2nd all-time), and drove in 193 runs (4th all-time)... Landon had 265 base hits to also rank 4th all-time, and scored 176 runs in his Gamecock career... Defensively he holds the school single game, season, and career record for putouts... He also logged a record 65 assists in 2004 and collected 190 in his career.
ALLEN POWERS (2001)
MEN'S GOLF 1966-68
South Carolina's first All-America collegiate golfer ... won South Carolina Intercollegiate and Palmetto Intercollegiate titles in 1967 ... in 1968 finished fifth at NCAA Championship ... was a six-time Carolinas Golf Association Champion ... won three Southeastern Invitational Amateurs and 12 club championships ... also set course records at six clubs ... recorded nine holes-in-one and a double eagle ... inducted into the S. C. Golf Hall of Fame in 1996 ... at six feet three and 300 pounds, he won many long driving contests ... was from Orangeburg; he was an accountant and lived at Mount Pleasant, S.C., until his death in Feb. 2001 at the age of 55.
JIM PRICE (2005)
Native of Jefferson, Texas ... Attended Lon Morris Junior College and later attended the University of Texas ... Came to work at USC in 1959 as an athletic trainer ... Retired in 1990 after 31 years of service for the Gamecocks ... Served as a trainer for all sports until later in his career where he worked with USC's Olympic sports teams.
TOM PRICE (2001)
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/HISTORIAN 1962-2008
A Journalism graduate from 1951 who joined the USC athletics staff in 1962 after 11 years in wire service journalism ... sports information director, 1962-1985 ... assistant athletics director, media relations 1985-92 ... historian-consultant, 1992-present ... inducted into College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 1981 ... honorary lifetime member USC Association of Lettermen 1982 ... COSIDA's highest honor, Arch Ward Award,1993 ... service to Sports Award from South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 1992 ... former president National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... Wilbur Snypp Award from NCBWA 1982 for promotion and service to college baseball ... National Baseball Federation Media Award 1987 ... author of six books on University of South Carolina football, basketball, baseball, and other sports.
MACKIE PRICKETT (1995)
Compiled a 16-13 career record as a starter at quarterback for the Gamecocks ... entered his first varsity game against nationally-ranked Army and engineered a 95-yard scoring drive to propel USC to a 34-20 come-from-behind win ... was a full-time starter his junior and senior seasons and shared the starting role as a sophomore ... led USC to a 7-3 record as a senior and the school's first win over Duke in over 25 years ... led the 1956 team in scoring and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star game ... is a native of St. Matthews, S.C., and had a son, Dalton, who lettered in football for Carolina in 1981.
ANDREW PROVENCE (2010)
Second on the career list in total tackles with 401... is one of only two players to record 400 or more tackles during his career... second on the carer list in tackles for loss (35.0) and in sacks (26.0)... holds the single-season sacks record with 10.0 in 1982... led the team in tackles in both 1981 and `82... named to the Modern Era All-TimeTeam... named to Sporting News All-America team in 1982... named third-team Associated Press All-American in 1982... selected to play in the Senior Bowl... drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 1983 NFL Draft.
JUNE RAINES (2000)
HEAD BASEBALL COACH 1977-96
Won 763 games during 20 year head coaching career including 19 consecutive winning seasons ... took the Gamecocks to the NCAA Championship Tournament 11 times and won four regional championships and four trips to the College World Series ... finished second in the College World Series his first season (1977) ... other CWS competition in 1981-82-85 ... most wins of any Carolina baseball coach (763-380-2) ... played 10 seasons of minor league baseball before entering Carolina as a 30- year-old freshman ... earned bachelor and masters degrees while serving as assistant coach ... worked as catching instructor, minor league manager four years with Phillies before returning to Carolina as head coach ... lives in Columbia.
DAN REEVES (1977)
Lettered in 1962-63-64 ... played quarterback for Coach Marvin Bass ... brother Roy Don "Butch" Reeves was a three-year gridiron letterman at South Carolina ... was head coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons from 1996-03 ... was previously head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1981-93 and New York Giants from 1993-96 ... was an assistant coach with the NFL Dallas Cowboys ... was a runningback for the Cowboys from 1965-72.
BOBBY RICHARDSON (2004)
HEAD BASEBALL COACH 1970-76
Head baseball coach at USC from 1970-76, he helped put Carolina baseball on the map ... won over 70 percent of his games as a coach ... led USC to runner-up finish in the 1975 College World Series ... standout second baseman on several New York Yankee World Champion teams.
TOM RIKER (2009)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1970-72
a first-team Associated Press All-American ... once scored 42 points in an NCAA tournament game ... Riker averaged 19.6 points as a senior and 15.8 points during his career, scoring 1,343 points in three seasons.
MCIVER RILEY (1972)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1941-43
Held the school record for many years in the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.5 seconds.
JOHN ROCHE (1979)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1969-71
Was a three-time All-American ... his jersey, #11, was retired by South Carolina ... is the third-leading career scorer (1,910) and holds the second highest career scoring average (22.5 ppg) at South Carolina ... is also the second-leading career free throw percentage shooter (.821) ... lettered in 1969-70 -71 ... was the first-round draft pick of the NBA Phoenix Suns in 1971 ... played professionally with the New York Nets in the ABA (1972-73), the ABA Kentucky Colonels (1973-74), the ABA Utah Stars (1975), the NBA Los Angeles Lakers (1976) and the NBA Denver Nuggets (1980-81) ... played professionally in Italy in the late 1970s ... is an attorney in Denver, Colorado.
BILL ROGERS (1969)
BASEBALL/MEN'S BASKETBALL 1925-27
Earned nine letters while lettering in three varsity sports at USC from 1924-27 ... Played football under Coach Branch Bocock from 1924-26 ... the football squad compiled a 20-10 record in those three seasons and had three straight winning campaigns ... in basketball, scored 345 points in 47 career games ... led USC to a 33-16 combined record on the hardwood ... scored a career-high 23 points in a victory at Clemson ... lettered three years in baseball under Coach Bocock.
GEORGE ROGERS (1987)
1980 Heisman Trophy winner ... was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1997... led the nation in rushing as a senior with 1,894 yards and was second in 1979 with 1,681 and scoring records, including most career rushing yards (5,204); most yards rushing in a single season (1,894); is tied for most career touchdowns (33) ... rushed for 100 or more yards in 27 of his 46 games played as a collegian including his last 22 games in a Gamecock uniform ... topped the 200 yard rushing mark three times during his college career, with a single-game high of 237 yards in 27 attempts against Wake Forest on November 18, 1978 ... selected as the first player overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 1981 NFL draft ... named The Sporting News NFL Rookie of the Year in 1981 after leading the league in rushing with 1,674 yards ... rushed for over 1,000 yards in four of his seven NFL seasons ... played for the 1988 Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins.
SETH ROSE (2014)
MEN'S TENNIS 1999-03
Earned All America honors in 2003 in singles... In his career, Rose participated in the NCAA singles championship twice, and he earned All SEC honors in 2002 and 2003... In 2000 he was named Region II Rookie of the Year and was a finalist for national Freshman of the Year honors... Seth helped lead the Gamecocks to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, and never lost against Clemson.
NORMAN RUCKS (1969)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1946-48
Won the 1948 NCAA 400-meter run ... nickname was "Scooter" ... participated in the 1948 United States Olympic Trials.
MAX RUNAGER (2013)
FOOTBALL 1974, 1976-78
Outstanding punter for coach Jim Carlen's teams of the late 1970s who was voted to Carolina's all-time team in 1992 ... punted in the NFL from 1979-1989 for the Eagles, 49ers, and Cleveland Browns ... punted for two Super Bowl teams - the Eagles in 1980 and the 49ers in 1984.
KATRINA ANDERSON SACOCO (2003)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1978-79
USC's first women's basketball All-American ... totaled 1,454 points for a 20.5 average per game during two-year career ... scored 41 points in a game and had two games with 22 rebounds ... spent nine years as a college coach (Coker & Lander) ... is a teacher at John De La Howe School in McCormick, S.C.
RICK SANFORD (2002)
Was the first first-round NFL draft pick from the Universiy of South Carolina ... played for the New England Patriots from 1979-1984 ... had a one-year stint with the Seattle Seahawks in 1985 ... led the team in interceptions in 1978 with four ... Sporting News All-America Team in 1978 (picked by NFL scouts) ... Chiropractor who lives in Columbia.
JOHN SAUNDERS (2010)
Considered one of the top fullbacks in school history... earned All-ACC honors... was awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the ACC as a junior... led the ACC in rushing in 1958... selected to play in the 1959 North-South Shrine Game... hails from Churchland, Va.
WILLIE SCOTT (2006)
Football tight end who is a member of the modern era all-time team... lettered four years under Coach Jim Carlen... played professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981-86.
JAMES SEAWRIGHT (2003)
Earned Associated Press and Football Writers All-America first-team honors and was a second-team selection by United Press International and Football News in 1984 ... played linebacker for USC and recorded 369 career tackles, including 133 as a senior ... was leading defensive player on 10-2 "Fire Ants and Black Magic" team of 1984 ... now works in law enforcement.
STERLING SHARPE (2000)
FOOTBALL 1983, 1985-87
South Carolina's all-time pass receiving leader with 169 career catches for 2,497 yards, 17 touchdowns ... top single season receiver with 74 catches for 1,106 yards, 10 TDs in 1986 ... caught at least one pass in 34 consecutive games ... had school record 104 yard kickoff return against Duke in 1985, the longest play of any kind in Carolina history ... two time All-America (1986 & '87) ... all-Pro with Green Bay Packers in NFL (1988-94) until injury ended his playing career... former television studio analyst with ESPN ... lives in Columbia.
JIM SLAUGHTER (1975)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1948-51
Holds South Carolina's second-highest single-season rebound average (16.5 rpg), a mark he set in 1951 .... considered one of the school's top rebounders ever, though rebounding records were not kept until his senior season ... selected All-American by the Helms Athletic Foundation in 1951 ... Gamecocks tallied 48-44 mark in that span ... scored 1,521 points (fifth in school history) in 91 career games ... averaged 17.3, 20.0 and 22.8 points over his final three seasons ... lettered 1948-49-50-51.
HANK SMALL (1991)
First-team All-America in 1975 ... Second-team All-America in 1974 ... power hitter who led the Gamecocks in career home runs (48) for many years before being surpassed by Justin Smoak in 2008 ... during his four-year career, South Carolina posted a record of 155-45-2 ... led the team to a 51-6-1 record in 1975 and a runner-up finish to Texas in the College World Series ... five-year career in the minor leagues that culminated in 1978 with 25 home runs, 101 RBI, and a .289 batting average ... now an insurance salesman in Mount Pleasant.
LARRY SMITH (1979)
Was tabbed All-Southern Conference in 1951 as a center ... played for Coach Rex Enright ... played in the 1951 Blue-Gray Classic ... lettered in 1949-50-51 ... played pro ball with the NFL Chicago Bears (1952), and the NFL Green Bay Packers (1953), and the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes (1954) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1955).
LOU SOSSAMON (1968)
Chosen second-team All-America (1942) by the Associated Press ... played for Coach Rex Enright ... was All-Southern in 1941 and 1942 ... played in the 1942 Blue-Gray Classic ... lettered in 1940-41-42 as a center ... played pro ball with the New York Yankees of the AAFC (1946-48) ... is a former member of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees and publisher of The Gaffney Ledger newspaper.
BISHOP STRICKLAND (1975)
Played for Coach Rex Enright ... played in the 1951 Senior Bowl and the 1950 North-South Shrine Bowl ... lettered in 1947-48-49-50 ... played pro ball for the NFL San Francisco 49ers in 1951.
TOMMY SUGGS (1989)
Standout quarterback ... established numerous passing and total offense records during his career ... led the Gamecocks to the 1969 Atlantic Coast Conference championship and Peach Bowl berth ... shares the school record for most touchdown passes in one game (5) ... completed 355 of 672 passes for 4,916 yards and 34 touchdowns ... all of those marks were once school records ... named South Carolina's Most Valuable Player in 1970 ... was named the Outstanding Player in the 1970 Blue-Gray All-Star game ... threw for 200 or more yards eight times during his career ... as a quarterback, he never lost to Clemson during his career ... is in his 31st season as the color analyst for the Gamecock football network on radio ... a native of Lamar, S.C. ... currently a Columbia investor and businessman.
ART SWARTS (2009)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1964-67
An All-American and ACC champion in track & field from the 1960s ... was the ACC discus champion for three straight years and earned All-America honors in 1965, '66 and '67 ... won discus titles at the Florida Relays, the Penn Relays and numerous other events.
BRAD SYNDER (2008)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1996-99
Brad Snyder competed in track & field for the Gamecocks from 1996-99. As a shot putter and discus thrower, Snyder was a seven-time SEC champion and a three-time NCAA champion. He earned eight All-America honors and was a three-time Olympian for Canada, appearing in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
STEVE TANEYHILL (2006)
Flamboyant quarterback who passed for almost 9,000 career yards and 62 touchdowns while completing 60 percent of his passes as a Gamecock... named to the Freshman All-America squad by Football News in 1992... also was the SEC Offensive Freshman of the Year... led USC to its first bowl win in school history - the 1995 Carquest Bowl over West Virginia - and was named MVP of the game... his trademark long hair and swagger gave him a uniques presence on the field.
JACK THOMPSON (1999)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1966-68
Outstanding point guard under Coach Frank McGuire ... Arguably the best passer in Gamecock basketball history ... Scored 686 points in 63 games of three year varsity career for a 10.9 average ... Two timeAtlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament selection (1967 & '68) ... Second team All ACC 1967 ... Two time team captain (1967 & '68) ... Team record 52-27 during his career ... Native of Brooklyn, NY ... Played professionally with Indiana Pacers in ABA ... currently a Columbia businessman.
KYLE THOMPSON (2009)
MEN'S GOLF 1999-2001
An All-American golfer at South Carolina from 1999-2001 ... won the 2001 NCAA West regional and broke Carl Paulson's school record for most individual titles with five ... he won both the 1999 Seminole Classic and the NCAA East Regional, where he set a school record of 63 in the final round.
FREDDIE TOMPKINS (1967)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1932-34
Played in 38 career games and scored 509 points ... Led Gamecocks to a 17-2 mark and the Southern Conference Championship in 1932-33 and an 18-1 (best winning percentage in school history -- .947) record in 1933-34 ... scored 13 points against Pittsburgh (considered the nation's top team) in a 38-35 win to end the season ... averaged 12.7 points as a junior and 14.1 points as a senior ... was a forward ... coached by Billy Laval.
TIFFANY TOOTLE (2006)
Completed her stellar career at USC as the only three-time All-American (1991-93)... ended her career as the NCAA's all-time leader in hits (351) and runs scored (207)... in 1992, set all-time national records for hits (123) and runs scored (72) in a season... holds 11 USC softball records and is arguably the greatest player in school history.
TERRENCE TRAMMELL (2006)
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1997-2000
All-American in track who captured silver medals at both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics while running the 110-meter high hurdles... was a six-time NCAA champion... named the SEC Athlete of the Year in 1999... is a two-time World Indoor 60m hurdles gold medalist ('01 & '06)... was the 2003 World Outdoor 110m hurdles silver medalist... is a three-time USA Indoor 60m hurdles champion ('00, '01, '06) and was the 2002 USA Indoor 60m champion.
ALFRED H. VON KOLNITZ (1967)
Earned four letters -- two each in football (1911-12) and baseball (1912-13) ... nickname was "Fritz" ... played pro baseball for the Cincinnati Reds from 1914-16.
STEVE WADIAK (1967)
Second-team All-America as a runningback in 1951, as named by the Helms Foundation and Paul Williamson ... was All-Southern in 1950 and 1951 ... played in the 1952 Senior Bowl and the 1951 Blue-Gray Classic ... holds the school record for the longest run from scrimmage (96 yards vs. George Washington, 1950) ... ranks third on the South Carolina career rushing list with 2,878 yards ... his number, 37, was retired by South Carolina ... lettered in 1948-49-50-51.
FRED WADSWORTH (2010)
MEN'S GOLF 1980-84
1984 GCAA second-team All-American... won two collegiate tournaments... 1984 All-Metro Conference selection... tied for ninth at the 1984 NCAA Championships, the best individual NCAA finish in school history... logged six top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes.
GRADY WALLACE (1968)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1956-57
Named All-America in 1957 ... was the national scoring champion in 1957 with a 31.3 ppg average ... holds the school record for career scoring average (28.0 ppg), the school mark for a single season average, and the second best mark for career rebound average (12.8 rpg) ... his jersey #42, was the first to be retired at South Carolina ... lettered in 1955-56 and 1956-57 ... scored 54 points vs. Georgia in 1957.
MELVIN WATSON (2011)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1994-98
Three-time All-SEC basketball player ... earned third-team honors in 1996, was a first-team selection 1997, and a second-team honoree in 1998 ... still ranks as Carolina's all-time leader in games started (116) along with teammate BJ McKie, while ranking first in career assists (543) and fourth in steals (194) ... led the team in assists in all four of his seasons ... ranks 14th all-time in South Carolina history with 1,424 points ... South Carolina averaged 19 wins per season during his four-year career.
ART WHISNANT (2001)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1959-62
At six feet four, Whisnant more than held his own against much larger centers ... three-time All Atlantic Coast Conference, first team 1962, second team 1960-61 ... ACC All-Tournament team 1961-62 ... averaged 19.1 points in 79 games over three varsity seasons ... claimed 723 rebounds ... his 1,505 career points ranks in top 10 on all-time list ... attempted a record 880 career free throws (more than 10 per game), made 567 ... consistent scorer throughout career averaging 17.0 points per game as a sophomore, 19.1 as a junior and 21.0 as a senior ... was from Icard, N.C. ... lives in Columbia area where he is involved in real estate and other enterprises.
EMILY WHITE (2008)
ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 1967-PRESENT
Emily White has assisted head football coaches, baseball coaches and athletics directors at South Carolina since 1967. Considered the matriarch and "first lady" of USC Athletics, she has been a dedicated professional, always seen with a smile on her face.
HAROLD WHITE (2009)
ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT ACADEMICS 1971-2007
Harold White is a former football coach and academic adviser, who has coached and counseled thousands of Gamecock athletes since 1971.
MAC WHITE (2004)
All-America baseball player in 1994, he was a two-time All-SEC selection ... holds the school record for most hits and doubles and is tied for the career mark in triples and RBIs ... also holds the school mark for total bases, putouts by an outfielder and 236 consecutive games played.
J.R. WILBURN (2004)
All-ACC performer in track and football in the mid-1960s ... lettered in football 1963-65 ... went on to play pro football with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
CLARENCE WILLIAMS (2008)
The late Clarence Williams lettered in football from 1975-76, rushing for 2,311 career yards, including eight 100-yard games. He was a member of the Gamecocks' "Hall of Fame" backfield of 1975, joining running back Kevin Long and quarterback Jeff Grantz. He played professionally for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins from 1977-83.
TONIQUE WILLIAMS-DARLING (2009)
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD 1997-98
All-American and Olympian from the late 1990s ... credited as one of coach Curtis Frye's original recruits who helped build the women's program to a national championship level ... won the SEC 400-meter title in 1997 after finishing as runner-up for three straight years ... two-time All-American, Williams-Darling captured the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, becoming the first Carolina women's individual gold medalist in any sport ... also the 2005 world champion in the 400-meter dash.
ROGER "RED" WILSON (1998)
Played offense and defense ... All-State team four years straight, one of two to achieve this feat in the state's history ... named honorary captain 1947 and 1948 ... honorable mention AP All-American twice ... drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1949 ... lettered in baseball and made all-conference team in 1948 ... also lettered in track, throwing javelin and shot and was a part of the state championship track team.
BRIAN WINTERS (2008)
MEN'S BASKETBALL 1972-74
Brian Winters lettered in basketball from 1972-74. He starred for Coach Frank McGuire, scoring 1,079 points despite being hampered by injuries and mononucleosis. Known as a smooth-as-silk clutch performer who was deadly from long range, Winters also became very adept at heaving the ball from his own baseline to a teammate breaking under the opponent's basket. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Winters was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He became a scoring machine in Milwaukee and eventually had his jersey retired by the NBA franchise.
BILL WOHRMAN (1998)
Only player in Carolina history to win four Jacobs Blocking trophies ... football co-captain in 1954 and was also named Most Valuable Player ... named All-ACC in 1954 ... played in the North-South Shrine All-Star game ... played professional football with the Cleveland Browns and the New York Titans ... lettered in baseball from 1953-55 at centerfield and third base.
JOSH WOLFF (2008)
MEN'S SOCCER 1995-97
Josh Wolff played soccer at Carolina from 1995-97, scoring 21 goals with eight assists in 43 career games. He was named to the Soccer American All-America Freshman Team in 1995 despite missing half the season with a broken collarbone. He has played professionally since 1998.
FRED ZEIGLER (1995)
Originally a walk-on from St. George, S.C. ... finished his South Carolina career as the all-time leader in receptions (146) and yards (1,876), school records at the time and still in the top five ... caught a pass in 29 consecutive games, a record that lasted until Sterling Sharpe broke the mark in 1987 ... also had nine career touchdowns ... his 12 catches and 199 receiving yards against Virginia in 1968 still stand as school records ... was a two-time All-ACC pick and led the Gamecocks to the 1969 Peach Bowl ... in his last home game, caught nine passes for 122 yards in a 27-13 win over Clemson.