The University of South Carolina Spirit Program is an integral part of the Athletic Department. The program is composed of two Division 1A teams, All-Girl and Large Co-Ed. who have consistently placed in the top 5 at NCA Nationals, most recently All-Girl placing 2nd in 2022. In addition to being a competitive program, the Gamecock Cheerleaders will cheer at all football games, men’s basketball games, and women’s basketball games.
Being a part of the University of South Carolina’s Spirit Program will provide the athlete with many rewarding life-lessons that will enhance their experience as a college student at the University of South Carolina. These lessons include enhancing leadership abilities, communication, confidence, time management, and responsibility. The primary focus of the University of South Carolina’s Spirit Program is to support all of our athletic teams and events. This focus is accomplished by being visible spirit representation at sporting events and community functions in order to raise fan support and enthusiasm. The Spirit Program continues to promote goodness in the community by showing support at various charitable events and promoting education throughout South Carolina’s schools.
2022-23 Cheerleading Squad
2023-24 Carolina Dance Team
Meet Cocky, our tail-shaking, wing-flapping Gamecock who is never too “chicken” to pump up our Gamecock spirit!
Cocky first started cheering on the Gamecocks in 1980, and he’s been a beloved part of our UofSC family ever since!