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Annie Poteat

Third-year exercise science student Meredith McFadden is the first woman to hold the position of bullpen catcher for a Power Five baseball program. McFadden, who started playing baseball at age 4, is in her second year with the South Carolina baseball program.

South Carolina baseball bullpen catcher breaks barriers, supports players as 1st woman in position for Power Five team

Third-year exercise science student Meredith McFadden became the first bullpen catcher for a Power Five conference baseball team when she joined South Carolina's team in 2022. Since then, McFadden has used her childhood love of the game and dream of being a Gamecock to motivate her. She's now become a major support system to the team and someone who is consistently giving feedback, head coach Mark Kingston said.

What Gamecock Athletics’ partnership with Garnet Trust means for student-athletes, fans

Name, image and likeness have somewhat changed the landscape of college athletics. Now, universities can partner with NIL collectives to help student-athletes build their brand or gain sponsorships. Gamecock Athletics named Garnet Trust as the school's official NIL partner in July 2023. But what does this mean for student-athletes as well as fans who donate money to the trust?

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