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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:
Jack C. Wilson
Director of Athletics Development
Rice Athletics Center
1304 Heyward Street
Columbia, SC 29208
The University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 1967, and the current membership of 138 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.
Year by Year Inductees
Bios of Athletic Hall of Fame Members
Hall of Fame Members by Sport
2013 -- Jake Bodkin, Chris Boyle, Dave DeCamilla, Arlo Elkins, Charmaine Howell, Megan Matthews, Drew Meyer, Max Runager,
2012 -- Thomas Dendy, Paul Dietzel, Jay Lynn Hodgin, Heather Larkin, John LeHeup, Steve Liebler, Warren Lipka
2011 (Photo Gallery) -- Mike Cook, Kent DeMars, J.D. Fuller, Otis Harris, Jeff Kefalos, Siew Ai Lim, Melvin Watson
2010 (Photo Gallery) -- Doug Allison, Aleen Bailey, Weems Baskin, Ashley Edlund-Heidtke, Kristy McPherson, Andrew Provence, John Saunders, Fred Wadsworth
2009 -- Marty Baltzegar, Tom Riker, Art Swarts, Kyle Thompson, Harold White, Tonique Williams-Darling
2008 -- Collin Mackie, Henry Martin, Carl Paulson, Brad Snyder, Emily White, Clarence Williams, Brian Winters, Josh Wolff
2007 -- Kip Bouknight, Charlotte Hamilton (Giese), Wade King, Clint Mathis, Lisa Misipeka
2006 -- Bob Crombie, Tim Lewis, B.J. McKie, Willie Scott, Steve Taneyhill, Tiffany Tootle, Terrance Trammell
2005 -- Sam DeLuca, Dawn Ellerbe, Todd Ellis, Bob Gressette, Mike McCabe, Jim Price
2004 -- Ray Avant, Brandon Bennett, Shannon Johnson, Trinity Johnson, Tom Owens, Bobby Richardson, Mac White, J.R. Wilburn
2003 -- Clyde "Mule" Bennett, Robert Brooks, Brad Edwards, Weldon B. "Sarge" Frye, Gary Gregor, Warren Muir, Katrina Anderson Sacoco, James Seawright
2002 -- Ronnie Collins, Zam Fredrick, Harold Green, Kevin Long, Ed Pitts, Rick Sanford
2001 -- Bobby Heald, Allen Powers, Tom Price, Art Whisnant
2000 -- June Raines, Sterling Sharpe, Johnny Gramling
1999 -- Roger Wilson, Bill Wohrman, Jack Thompson
1998 -- Dickie Harris, Kevin Joyce
1997 -- Skip Harlicka, Jim Moss, Earl Dunham
1995 -- Martha Parker, Mackie Prickett, Fred Zeigler
1993 -- Sheila Foster, Bob Fulton, Dominic Fusci, Tatum Gressette
1991 -- King Dixon, Billy Gambrell, Hank Small
1989 -- Earl Bass, T. Allen Legare, Tommy Suggs
1988 -- Alex English
1987 -- George Rogers
1985 -- Jeff Grantz
1980 -- Leon Cunningham, Frank McGuire
1979 -- Bobby Bryant, John Roche, Larry Smith
1977 -- Dan Reeves
1976 -- Larry Craig, Frank Jenkins
1975 -- Frank Mincevich, Jim Slaughter, Bishop Strickland
1974 -- Solomon Blatt, Rutledge L. Osborne
1972 -- Bryant Meeks, McIver Riley
1971 -- Harold Mauney
1970 -- Ed Boineau, Alex Hawkins, Dick Little
1969 -- Fred Hambright, Bill Rogers, Norman Rucks
1968 -- Rex Enright, Luther Hill, Lou Sossamon, Grady Wallace
1967 -- Earl Clary, Sam Daniel, Freddie Tompkins, Alfred H. Von Kolnitz, Steve Wadiak
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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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)