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Oct. 22, 2014


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 1980-83
  • Led the team in RBI in both 1982 and 1983
  • Finished fourth on the team in batting average on two occasions
  • Only struck out twice in 104 at bats in 1982.


  • She grew up in Vienna, Va., and went to James Madison for two years, playing club softball and basketball for two years before coming to South Carolina to play for coach Lou Piel.
  • Rohr earned a scholarship in a tryout (legal at that time) before the spring of 1980.
  • She believes that the year of 1983 is when the softball tradition started.
  • She played shortstop, and Piel hit her balls in one practice from side to side until she was exhausted, as pushing her to her limits and challenging her to always give her best.
  • Her favorite softball moment came in the 1983 NCAA Women’s College World Series. The Gamecocks lost 2-1 in the national semifinal, a 17-inning game to UCLA and Dot Richardson.
  • She still keeps up with her teammates that want to see the Gamecock Softball tradition continue.
  • Her other big memory of South Carolina is when the original Lady Gamecock Field got fenced in before the 1983 season, a moment of pride for the team.
  • Rohr told the current student-athletes to enjoy their new stadium, as they have come a long way since her time.
  • She loved everything at South Carolina, singling out the large but comfortable class sizes.

Current Life

  • Rohr worked for a decade as a health and physical education teacher in the Fairfax County Public Schools after graduation, also coaching the JV girls’ basketball and both varsity and JV softball teams.
  • After retiring from teaching, she started working for Costco, moving up to an inventory control specialist, the role she works in now.
  • She also coached a travel softball team for six years.
  • With three brothers living near her in Virginia, she considers her nieces and nephews her kids.

Interview conducted by Macey Webb