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June 25, 2015


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 1981-84
  • Part of two Women’s College World Series teams (1981 AIAW, 1983 NCAA)
  • Hit .250 on the 1983 NCAA WCWS team


  • Dee Dee Kish played many positions during her Gamecock career after playing three sports in high school: softball, field hockey and basketball.
  • Her favorite memories come from the 1983 season.
  • The team started the year without knowing who would coach them after the previous coach left in the fall of 1982.
  • She remembers the 17-inning game against UCLA, losing 2-1.
  • Kish remarked that the team played 15 minutes away from campus during her freshman and sophomore years.
  • Her brothers played baseball for the Gamecocks.

Current Life

  • Kish lives in Lexington and serves as an elementary physical education teacher.
  • She got big into fitness classes and taught aerobics after graduation before going into personal training.
  • She also coached softball at Coastal Carolina for two years.
  • Kish is married and has three dogs.

Interview conducted by Taylor Williams