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July 9, 2015


Gamecock History

  • Four-year letter-winner 1994-97
  • Two-time NFCA All-American (1995 third team, 1997 second team)
  • Four-time NFCA All-Region player (first team 1995-97, second team 1994)
  • Unanimous member of the first All-SEC First Team (1997)
  • 1997 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • The most at-bats (842) and doubles (58) of any Gamecock in history
  • Still holds a place in 19 of the Gamecocks’ batting top 15’s and in the top 10 in all three stolen base categories


  • Plew started playing softball in seventh grade, transitioning from baseball.
  • She says her biggest motivator was her dad, who was in the military and knew how to motivate her.
  • From Oceanside, Calif., she chose South Carolina after falling in love with the people and the trees.
  • She says her mentality at the plate in college was two-fold: have good eyes and sound technique.
  • “Enjoy the boredom of repetition,” she remarked about consistency.
  • She encourages players today to fall in love with the game and defend it.
  • Plew’s years at SC were the best of her life.

Current Life

  • Plew got married to her husband who she met at SC.
  • Now Tina Plew Whitlock serves as the head coach at Lander University after spending four years at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York as a head coach.

Interview conducted by Lauren Masters