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Dec. 22, 2014


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 2002-05
  • 2004 Second-Team All-SEC
  • Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
  • Two-time SEC Softball Good Works/Community Service Team member
  • Ninth in Gamecock history in hits and RBI, sixth in doubles and tied for fifth in homers


  • A native of Cocoa, Fla., Meghan Cornett was recruited as a pitcher but became a first baseman after an injury.
  • She chose SC because of the tradition and the fact she would be playing for a hall-of-fame coach in Joyce Compton.
  • She chose No. 12 because her favorite player, Joyce McMillin, told her it was a lucky number at SC.
  • Cornett’s favorite memory came during her freshman year when the team got as high as No. 11 in the country and hosted a regional.
  • She loved getting to play top-seeded UCLA in that regional, remembering that the Bruins won the second championship game, forced by SC’s win earlier in the day, in part to an unreal basket catch.
  • Cornett also remembers her favorite spot to eat in Columbia, Grouchos!
  • She misses being part of the Gamecock Softball team, but she hopes to visit Columbia and see the new stadium in the near future.


Current Life

  • After graduating from SC, Cornett coached at Maryland for a time.
  • She missed the competitive nature of being on the field though and went back home.
  • She’s now a deputy sheriff in her hometown.
  • Cornett has a five-year-old daughter, Peyton, who keeps her busy.

Interview conducted by Kaylea Snaer