Track Alumnus Jim Schaper Continues to Go the Extra Mile

Jim Schaper is waiting, but he is not sitting still. The two-time All-American in track for South Carolina wants someone to break his long standing school record in the 1,500 meters, but that hasn’t stopped him from keeping up a torrid pace when it comes to success in his professional life and giving back to [...]

Track Alumnus Jim Schaper Continues to Go the Extra Mile 2016-06-23T18:19:49+00:00

The First 18 Remind Us How Far We’ve Come

Before female athletes were household names, they struggled not only for equality, but for basic equipment and even a place to compete. With the prominence of women’s athletics today, both at the professional and intercollegiate level, it’s hard to imagine things were a lot different, not that long ago. Read more HERE.

The First 18 Remind Us How Far We’ve Come 2016-01-13T18:42:01+00:00

Maurer Making a Difference On and Off the Pitch

Jimmy Maurer is sharing what he has learned to make a difference on and off the soccer pitch. After a highly decorated career as a Gamecock goalkeeper from 2007-2010, Maurer played briefly in Chile before finding a home with the New York Cosmos, where he was not only named to the North American Soccer League's [...]

Maurer Making a Difference On and Off the Pitch 2018-02-05T19:19:05+00:00

D’Angelo Steps Up to the Challenge of Professional Soccer

Great athletes love to be challenged. After standing on the opposite side of the pitch from Team USA's Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe in her first career start for the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League, former South Carolina All-American goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo is ready to show that she can play [...]

D’Angelo Steps Up to the Challenge of Professional Soccer 2016-01-13T18:25:42+00:00

Former Gamecock Trades Tennis Racket for New Passions

Ben Atkinson played with a lot of passion while helping the South Carolina men's tennis program reach four NCAA Tournaments during his career with the Gamecocks from 2001-05. He still holds that desire for success with the Gamecock program, but the untimely death of his younger brother, Tom, in a car accident in 2005 ignited [...]

Former Gamecock Trades Tennis Racket for New Passions 2018-02-05T19:19:05+00:00

Sheldon Brown Remains Humble in Life After Football

As a defensive back, Sheldon Brown didn’t get surprised very often, but he admits to being humbled twice in the last year. The former South Carolina All-American and 11 year NFL veteran was recently named to the 2015 class for the USC Association of Lettermen Athletics Hall of Fame and was honored as an SEC [...]

Sheldon Brown Remains Humble in Life After Football 2015-09-15T16:51:49+00:00

Downey Showing His Talents Abroad and Teaching Youths Back Home

Devan Downey didn’t have to wait long to earn a spot in the USC Association of Lettermen Athletic Hall of Fame. He, along with seven others, will be inducted this year after graduating in 2010, and the 26-year-old is appreciative of the opportunities opened to him through his experience at South Carolina. “South Carolina prepared [...]

Downey Showing His Talents Abroad and Teaching Youths Back Home 2018-02-05T19:19:05+00:00

Lifetime Connection for Tennis Alumna Lisa (Winsor) Gosselin

Lisa Gosselin grew up in St. Louis, and currently lives in Ladera Ranch, California, but time after time, major decisions in her life tie her back to the University of South Carolina where she helped the Gamecock women's tennis team win four Metro Conference championships in the 1980s. Formerly Lisa Winsor, Gosselin was one of [...]

Lifetime Connection for Tennis Alumna Lisa (Winsor) Gosselin 2015-09-14T21:47:37+00:00

Meredith “Dissy” Thompson’s Heroic Legacy Lives On at South Carolina

College student-athletes are often seen as heroes to fans of all ages. Meredith "Dissy" Thompson is a hero, not because she played basketball and softball for the University of South Carolina, but because of her dedication and sacrifice as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, for which she gave her life in a plane crash [...]

Meredith “Dissy” Thompson’s Heroic Legacy Lives On at South Carolina 2018-02-05T19:19:06+00:00