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Nov. 26, 2014


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 1995-98
  • Member of the first SEC champions in softball (1997)
  • Has the second-best caught-stealing percentage for a Gamecock catcher in a season (53.6%, 1997)
  • Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • She came to Columbia from Birmingham, Ala, choosing the Gamecocks because of them being the first team in the SEC.
  • She changed her commitment from Ohio State to become a Gamecock.
  • Hoshour played with travel-ball teammate Sky Brown at South Carolina.
  • She described the old field compared to the new stadium as a “recreation park.”
  • She played in the first years of the SEC and Beckham Field.
  • Hoshour learned her focus and discipline in life from coach Joyce Compton, who she still has a close relationship with today.
  • She treated softball as a job and curved everything else in college around it.
  • She graduated with a degree in journalism but went straight to nursing school after graduation.
  • She married Chad Hoshour, a baseball player at South Carolina, before her senior season.

Current Life

  • After completing nursing school, Elliot-Hoshour became a pediatric ICU nurse.
  • She recently got certified and is now an Urgent Care Family Nurse Practitioner, working at Colonial.
  • Her and her husband have been together for 17 years and have three kids, twins Abby & Jackson and a younger daughter, Emily-Kate.
  • The family has moved back to Sumter, where Chad is a history teacher

Interview conducted by Kristen Struett