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Nov. 1, 2012

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the University of South Carolina Women’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title that they secured in Baton Rouge, La., on June 1, 2002. The NCAA Championship was the school’s first-ever team title in any sport for the Gamecocks. Thirteen members of the squad combined to earn 128 All-American honors over the course of their collegiate careers.

In the weeks leading up to the All-Sports Reunion, will feature members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team.

Alexis Joyce
Class of 2006, Management

Birthplace: Denver, CO
Current Home: Denver, CO

Currently…works with United Health Care group in Denver, CO

Athletic Accomplishments:
As a Gamecock:

  • 4-time All-American
  • Alternate for NCAA Champion 4x100m

After South Carolina

  • 2008 Indoor US World Championship team member
    • Finals at the World Championship in the 60 meters (placed 8th)
  • Top-10 in the world in 2008 in the 100 meter

NCAA Memories
Event(s) competed in at the NCAA’s:

  • 100m
  • 4x100m alternate

Favorite NCAA Championships Memory: When Jon Fortenberry got us from 8th place to 1st in the 4×400. (A team of James Law, Otukile Lekote, Otis Harris and Jonathan Fortenberry won the 4×400 at the 2002 NCAA Championships on the men’s side. Fortenberry dropped the stick in the prelims and wore his uniform backwards to reverse his luck.)

South Carolina Memories
Favorite South Carolina Memory: Meeting all my teammates, getting to know everybody and enjoying the good experiences with them.

Why did you choose South Carolina? They had a great program, great ladies and gentlemen, and I knew with all of us together that we could get a national championship

What are you most looking forward to about coming back to Columbia? Seeing my teammates

The members of the 2002 NCAA Championship team will be honored in Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 9 and 10 as a part of the All-Sports Reunion.