Former Student-Athletes

Gamecock Athletics announces drive to fund Sindarius Thornwell Scholarship

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Athletics Department is excited to announce the drive to fund the first endowed scholarship for a men’s basketball student-athlete in honor of Sindarius Thornwell. Once fully endowed, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a men’s basketball student-athlete who exemplifies the competitive edge and effort that […]

Courageous former swimmer honored with locker dedication

In February of 2015, former South Carolina swimmer Chris Mercer was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. The prognosis was not good, but instead of giving up, Chris Mercer kept on enjoying life and his loved ones. Many treatments and three brain surgeries later, he’s still keeping that mindset, and on Tuesday, […]

Strong turnout for lettermen golf tournament despite rain

Despite rainy conditions and an impending hurricane, there was a fantastic turnout for this year’s edition of the USC Association of Lettermen golf tournament at Cobblestone Park Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 7.
“We’re Gamecocks, we’re going to fight through it,” USC Association of Lettermen president Moe Brown said. “A little rain and a little […]

Tommy Suggs Garnet Way officially unveiled

For Tommy and Jane Suggs it has been a “marriage-long” dream of theirs to be able to give back to the University of South Carolina in a significant way with a substantial gift.
That’s why the evening of Friday, Sept. 16, was so special to them as before family and friends the Tommy Suggs Garnet […]

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 […]

Drew Meyer Has All of His Bases Covered

Former Gamecock All-American infielder Drew Meyer never had a doubt that he would earn his degree from South Carolina. After a nine year professional baseball career, he came back to school in 2011 through the Carolina Degree Completion Program, earned straight A’s over the next year and a half and discovered a professional network […]

Havekost continues to make an impact for the Gamecocks

Over two decades removed from setting records for the South Carolina swimming and diving team, Rick Havekost is still making a huge impact for the Gamecocks.
His gift to the University largely allowed the athletic administration to completely renovate the locker rooms at the Carolina Natatorium, located in the Blatt. Both the men’s and women’s […]

Tanner: ‘We’re grateful for the time they spent being a Gamecock’

Those few years of college are some of the most memorable moments in everyone’s lives. Four years seem to last just two and you make enough memories to last a lifetime. And as graduation nears and you prepare to enter the world as an adult, you suddenly wonder where did the time go?

That’s the […]

S&F: Annual Association of Lettermen Golf Tournament Grows

By Mike Kucharski

The University of South Carolina Association of Lettermen continued its celebratory weekend by following Thursday’s Hall of Fame induction with a day of fun at Cobblestone Park Golf Club.

The annual golf tournament for the Association of Lettermen had its largest turnout on record with 32 foursomes competing in a captain’s choice format.

“It […]