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April 29, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C.Pedro Campos from the men’s tennis team and Brooke Jacobs from the women’s soccer team have been named the 2009-10 AgSouth Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

Throughout the school year, Gamecock student-athletes were selected by the athletics department as AgSouth Athletes of the Week for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. Based on those weekly winners, fans were given the opportunity to vote for the AgSouth Athletes of the Year from April 13 to April 27.

Campos and Jacobs will be honored on the field prior to Friday’s baseball game against Alabama, slated to begin at 7 p.m.


Pedro Campos

An All-SEC first team selection and ranked No. 30 in the nation in singles, Campos capped his solid Gamecock career with his most efficient season to date. After sitting out in the fall, he dominated opponents in dual matches, going 17-2 overall. His 9-1 mark in the SEC makes him just the second player in Gamecock history to finish the regular season with that record playing in one of the top three spots in the singles lineup. Campos put together a 16-match win streak heading into the final match of the regular season, tying the third-longest successful stretch in school history. He ranks among the program’s top 20 in career singles wins (13th, 84), doubles wins (16th, 58) and combined wins (17th, 142). His 84-41 career singles record puts him in 15th place in school history with a .683 winning percentage.


Brooke Jacobs

Jacobs finished the year with six goals and three assists for 15 points. She scored the game-winning goal in both NCAA Tournament victories for the Gamecocks, helping them advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Jacobs set a South Carolina record with goals in three consecutive NCAA Tournament matches dating back to the 2008 season. She scored a team high three game-winning goals in 2009 and moved to third on the South Carolina all-time lists in career game-winning goals (5) and to second for career shots on goal (64).

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