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Dec. 30, 2014


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 1988-91
  • Three-time All-American
  • Four-time all-region performer
  • Played on the 1989 Women’s College World Series team
  • Perfect 20-for-20 in career stolen bases
  • Toughest batter in Gamecock history to strike out, with 13 K’s in 784 at bats


  • Michelle Delloso became one of the first graduates in sports management at South Carolina
  • She was recruited the summer of 1987 by head coach Joyce Compton and said she would help the team make the Women’s College World Series.
  • Her favorite memory was making that 1989 WCWS in Sunnyvale, Calif., the last time it was held there.
  • Delloso remembers the song that was playing when she got to her hotel room that week, which was Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run.”
  • Both her and her roommate Tricia Popowski were first-team All-Americans, but she couldn’t call her parents because the phone was taken all night.
  • That 1989 WCWS was the last in Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • She was the first women’s softball player to have her name on a bat (Louisville Slugger) and the first female baseball/softball player to sign an endorsement contract with Nike.

Current Life

  • Delloso has worked in sports since graduating, at companies like Nike, Louisville Slugger and adidas.
  • She now owns her own business called Red Rock Consultants.
  • She also has a non-profit called Go Girls Futures Program (, that helps empower and build opportunities for female athletes.
  • Delloso founded the Rim to Rim Club of the Grand Canyon ( for hikers.

Interview conducted by Jordan Bizzell