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Feb. 13, 2012

COLUMBIA — Senior Radiance Basden from the track and field team has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Basden won the triple jump at the prestigious Tyson Invitational with the No. 7 mark in the NCAA to highlight the track and field team’s weekend. Basden jumped 42-3 1/4 (12.88m) in her third jump of the day to earn her first win of the season. The mark moves her to third in the Gamecock record book and in position to earn her first bid to the NCAA Indoor national championships. She currently has the top mark in the SEC with two weeks before the SEC Indoor Championships that will be held at the University of Kentucky.