Palmetto State Champions!


By: Austin Alexander – April 6, 2017

CCU-dogpile16What a run our state is on! We are just one union in the Lower 48 and simply one of 50 overall in these United States of America. BUT when it comes to athletics, I’d have to say that the Carolina’s, specifically the Palmetto State, has had a stranglehold on some fairly big collegiate and professional endeavors recently!

While a name or team may be omitted, let’s re-visit the past 12 months…

Date  Event, Etc  Accomplishment  School/Player  Notes
July 2016  NCAA Baseball National  Championship  Coastal Carolina  Roster littered with SC players, Andrew Beckwith (Blythewood) MVP, GK Young (Conway) hits game-winning HR, Alex Cunningham (Byrnes) records final outs
October 2016  MLB  World Series  Chicago Cubs  Carl Edwards, Jr (Mid-Carolina) pitched in the final inning of Cubs first title since 1908
2016  Professional Golf  PGA  Dustin Johnson  #1 Player in the World, CCU grad, Irmo native
Jan 2017  NCAA Football  National Championship  Clemson  SC native Hunter Renfrow (Socastee) catches game-winning TD
April 2017 NCAA Men’s Hoops Final Four South Carolina First Tourney win since 1973…
April 2017 NCAA Women’s Hoops National Championship South Carolina A’ja Wilson (Heathwood Hall) Tourney MVP

As an advocate of our great state, graduate of two awesome schools and a person that pulls for our kids/coaches as much as anyone, tip-of-the-cap to each champion, what a year! And it is only April, who knows what SC-soil bred team or player will provide our state another ring, trophy or Green Jacket!