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First Generation Students

23-24 First-Generation Gamecock Student Athletes

Kenley Koch

Kenley Koch

Flat and Fences

Freshman

Carly Jenkins

Carly Jenkins

Horsemanship

Freshman

Alyssa Jipping

Alyssa Jipping

Horsemanship

Freshman

Mattilyn McNeill

Mattilyn McNeill

Reining

Freshman

Maro Reppas

Maro Reppas

Flat And Fences

CJ  Adams
85

CJ Adams

WR

6'2"  /  215 lbs  /  Freshman

Mario Anderson
24

Mario Anderson

RB

5'9"  /  208 lbs  /  Redshirt Senior

Markee Anderson
58

Markee Anderson

OL

6'4"  /  302 lbs  /  Freshman

Tree Babalade
51

Tree Babalade

OL

6'5"  /  338 lbs  /  Freshman

Kajuan Banks
13

Kajuan Banks

DB

5'10"  /  187 lbs  /  Sophomore

Nick Barrett
93

Nick Barrett

DT

6'3"  /  327 lbs  /  Junior

Jace Blackshear
30

Jace Blackshear

DB

5'8"  /  175 lbs  /  Redshirt Freshman

Djay  Braswell
23

Djay Braswell

RB

5'11"  /  204 lbs  /  Freshman

Elijah  Caldwell
19

Elijah Caldwell

WR

6'1"  /  191 lbs  /  Freshman

Lovasea Carroll
14

Lovasea Carroll

Rb

6'2"  /  205 lbs  /  Redshirt Freshman

Elijah  Davis
11

Elijah Davis

EDGE

6'3"  /  285 lbs  /  Junior

Marcellas Dial
6

Marcellas Dial

DB

6'0"  /  190 lbs  /  Redshirt Senior

Colten Gauthier
4

Colten Gauthier

QB

6'3"  /  214 lbs  /  Redshirt Sophomore

Jatius  Geer
12

Jatius Geer

EDGE

6'6"  /  243 lbs  /  Redshirt Sophomore

Nathan Harris-Waynick
26

Nathan Harris-Waynick

Rb

5'10"  /  205 lbs  /  Redshirt Sophomore

Will Helmadollar
88

Will Helmadollar

TE

6'3"  /  225 lbs  /  Freshman

Tonka Hemingway
91

Tonka Hemingway

DT

6'3"  /  290 lbs  /  Senior

Trai Jones
72

Trai Jones

OL

6'2"  /  310 lbs  /  Redshirt Junior

Mohamed Kaba
32

Mohamed Kaba

Lb

6'2"  /  242 lbs  /  Redshirt Junior

Trey Knox

Trey Knox

TE

6'5"  /  240 lbs  /  Graduate Student

Eddie  Lewis
85

Eddie Lewis

WR

6'0"  /  185 lbs  /  Graduate Student

Ni Mansell
61

Ni Mansell

OL

6'3"  /  306 lbs  /  Redshirt Junior

Keenan Nelson Jr.
18

Keenan Nelson Jr.

DB

6'1"  /  205 lbs  /  Freshman

Jaylen Nichols
52

Jaylen Nichols

OL

6'5"  /  318 lbs  /  Fifth Year

Tyshawn  Russell
21

Tyshawn Russell

WR

6'0"  /  174 lbs  /  Freshman

Landon Samson
82

Landon Samson

WR

6'0"  /  187 lbs  /  Redshirt Freshman

T.J. Sanders
90

T.J. Sanders

DT

6'5"  /  300 lbs  /  Redshirt Sophomore

Kamron  Sandlin

Kamron Sandlin

Tight End

6'3"  /  214 lbs  /  Freshman

LaNorris Sellers
16

LaNorris Sellers

QB

6'3"  /  245 lbs  /  Freshman

Jatavius  Shivers
50

Jatavius Shivers

Offensive Line

6'6"  /  315 lbs  /  Freshman

DQ Smith
1

DQ Smith

DB

6'1"  /  214 lbs  /  Sophomore

Donovan Westmoreland
15

Donovan Westmoreland

EDGE

6'1"  /  232 lbs  /  Sophomore

Ta'Lon Cooper
55

Ta'Lon Cooper

G

6'4"  /  200 lbs  / 

Austin Herro
13

Austin Herro

G

6'1"  /  174 lbs  /  Freshman

Jordan Illian
21

Jordan Illian

M

5'9"  / 

Daman Sangha
15

Daman Sangha

D

6'3"  / 

Gage Hulbert

Gage Hulbert

Freestyle/Butterfly

Freshman

Linus Kahl

Linus Kahl

Breaststroke

Junior

Anass Essayi

Anass Essayi

Distance

Junior

Conor Reilly

Conor Reilly

Pole Vault

Junior

William Wright

William Wright

Middle Distance

Sophomore

Emma Sellers
44

Emma Sellers

Infielder

5'9"  /  Sophomore

Marissa  Gonzalez
72

Marissa Gonzalez

Outfielder

5'7"  /  Sophomore

Natalie Heath
23

Natalie Heath

Infielder

5'8"  /  Sophomore

Giulia Desiderio
7

Giulia Desiderio

Catcher/Infielder

5'5"  /  Sophomore

Kyye Ricks

Kyye Ricks

Outfielder

5'2"  /  Freshman

Zoe Laneaux
13

Zoe Laneaux

Infielder

5'7"  /  Junior

Jose Castro

Jose Castro

Freestyle/IM

Freshman

Andrew Bond

Andrew Bond

Sprints

Sophomore

Elizabeth McElveen
19

Elizabeth McElveen

Defensive Specialist/libero

5'7"  /  Freshman

MiLaysia Fulwiley
12

MiLaysia Fulwiley

Guard

5'10"  /  Freshman

Te-Hina Paopao
0

Te-Hina Paopao

Guard

5'9"  /  Senior

Sakima Walker
35

Sakima Walker

Center

6'5"  /  Senior

Megan Spiehs
13

Megan Spiehs

Midfielder

5'5"  /  Junior

Meaghan Harnish

Meaghan Harnish

Freestyle/Breaststroke/IM

Freshman

Annaliese Streeter

Annaliese Streeter

Breaststroke/im

5'7"  /  Sophomore

Pia Murray

Pia Murray

Backstroke/Butterfly

Senior

Sammie  Ai

Sammie Ai

Breaststroke

Sophomore

Aalliyah Francis

Aalliyah Francis

Sprints

Junior

Greta White

Greta White

Distance

Freshman

Devyn McMichael

Devyn McMichael

Sprints

Junior

Markia Anderson

Markia Anderson

Jumps

Sophomore

Jahnile Registre

Jahnile Registre

Sprints

Junior

Caitlin Gemmill

Caitlin Gemmill

Distance

Sophomore

Maddie White

Maddie White

Distance

Sophomore

Makayla Grant

Makayla Grant

Sprints

Sophomore

Susannah Wedgewood

Susannah Wedgewood

Distance

Sophomore

Camille Ellison

Camille Ellison

Sprints

Sophomore

Zaya Akins

Zaya Akins

Sprints

Freshman

Cynteria James

Cynteria James

Sprints

Freshman

Silan Ayyildiz

Silan Ayyildiz

Distance

Junior

Sarah Nalimo

Sarah Nalimo

Distance

Sophomore

Karimah Davis

Karimah Davis

Sprints

Graduate Student

First-Generation Staff: What advice do you have for out First Generation Gamecocks?

“My biggest piece of advice is always remember your "Why," and that "you BELONG!" You've made it this far in the face of adversity and belong at this institution....through it all remember your reason for doing this. Whether your "why" is your aspirations for giving back to the community you came from or making sure your younger self is proud of you.”
Michelle Knight - Executive Assistant and Office Manager Colonial Life Arena
“ Be intentional about finding your community. College is a lot to navigate, and you do not have to do it alone! Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Remember you are the first in your family to do what you are doing and create the blueprint for those who come after you.”
Elizabeth Gloria - Football & Men’s Golf Academic Advisor
“My main advice would be to find a community. I came to South Carolina from five hours away without knowing a single soul ahead of time, but I was in the Carolina Band, so I got here and automatically had a built-in community...finding a community helped me to navigate all of the new experiences and independence that come with college.”
Miranda Giddens - Women’s Basketball & Women’s Track & Field Academic Advisor
“Ease into the experience. Be curious about what college has to offer. The educational opportunities are not just in the classroom. Learn about the different options you have and then jump into it. College is what you make of it.”
Val Gerfin - Associate Director of Live Productions