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FILE — Freshman pitcher Sage Mardjetko throws a pitch in South Carolina's Carolina Classic tournament game against Jacksonville State on Feb. 9, 2024, at Beckham Field. Mardjetko struck out four batters in the Gamecocks' 4-3 victory over the Gamecocks.

Softball pitcher makes mark in 1st collegiate season

Pitching has been a hallmark of the South Carolina softball team's success this season, as it has accumulated a 1.84 earned run average through 44 contests. Much of that production has come from pitcher Sage Mardjetko, who is in the midst of her first collegiate campaign.

Basketball fans interact with Gamecock head coach Dawn Staley during the team's open practice on April 6, 2024, ahead of the national championship game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Staley signed autographs and took selfies with fans during the sold-out open practice.

South Carolina-Iowa game breaks television viewership records, highlights growth surrounding women’s basketball

ESPN's broadcast of the South Carolina women's basketball team's national championship victory was viewed by 18.9 million people, the most ever for a college basketball game in the network's history. Key figures in the sport, such as Dawn Staley and Caitlin Clark, said they believe this is an indication that the game will continue to grow in popularity.

The South Carolina Gamecocks delivered a decisive victory to the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the first of two semifinal games at the 2024 Women’s Final Four matchup on April 5, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Wolf Pack 78-59 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH.

Analysis: No. 1 South Carolina women’s basketball secures spot in national championship game

The No. 1 South Carolina basketball team will have an opportunity to win its third-ever national championship on Sunday after it defeated No. 3 seed NC State 78-59 Friday in an NCAA Tournament semifinal matchup. Senior center Kamilla Cardoso led the team with 22 points, and sophomore forward Ashlyn Watkins recorded 20 rebounds, the most by a Gamecock in postseason history.