University of South Carolina Gamecocks Athletics Hall of Fame 2015 Selections


University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame 2015 class was announced Tuesday and featured eight top notch athletes. The will be recognized at an event at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 10th, and then again on the field when the Gamecocks football team hosts the Kentucky Wildcats on September 12.

Sheldon Brown, Football (1998-2001)

Sheldon Brown was a two time ALL-SEC selection in 2000 and 2001 and was a member of the back-to-back 2001 and 2002 Outback Bowl champion teams. He also earned first-team AFCA All-America honors in 2000 and was a third-team All-America honoree in 2001 by The Sporting News.  Sheldon Brown was selected in the 2002 NFL Draft in the second round and had an 11-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.

Kenny McKinley, Football (2005-08)

McKinley is South Carolina’s all-time leader in pass receptions with 207 in a four-year career and second only to Alshon Jeffery in yards receiving with 2,781. McKinley caught 19 career touchdown passes and holds the Carolina record with 43 consecutive games with a reception. He died in 2010.

Karen Sanchelli, Softball (1985-88)

Sanchelli earned NSCA first-team All-America honors in 1987 and 1988 and was three-time NSCA All-Region selection. She led the Gamecocks in batting average, base hits and slugging percentage for three consecutive seasons.

David Marchbanks, Baseball (2001-03)

Marchbanks went 31-8 in a three-year career including a 15-3 mark in 2003 to earn SEC Pitcher of the Year honors. Marchbanks was a 2003 first-team All-America selection by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Marchbanks played on two College World Series Teams in 2002 and 2003

Miki Barber, Women’s Track & Field (1999-2003)

Miki Barber collected 21 All America titles and 5 NCAA titles, including 3 individual titles. She was a member of the USA Olympic team in 2000, the 2001 World Championship team, and a member of the Gamecocks first-ever NCAA title winning team in 2002.

Devan Downey, Men’s Basketball (2008-10)

Downey ranks fourth on the South Carolina all-time scoring list with 1,901 points, and he did this in just three seasons (2008-10). Downey was also a three-time first-team All-SEC performer by the AP and Coaches poll and earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2009 and 2010. He was also a two-time SEC All-Defensive team selection in ’09 and ’10.

Mark Berson, Men’s Soccer (1978-present)

Berson has served as head men’s soccer coach since 1978(37 years). Berson’s teams have won 472 games and he owns more NCAA Division I victories than any other active coach. He is one of three men’s soccer coaches all-time to win 450 games in Division I and his teams have appeared in 20 NCAA Tournaments. In 12 seasons in which his teams played under conference affiliation, Coach Berson’s teams have won four conference championships. His 1988 and 1993 teams made the NCAA Final Four, and his 1993 team played in the national championship game. Berson has coached 11 individual All Americans and 2 National Goalkeepers of the Year with six of his former players at Carolina that have been inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.