Harrison McConell says he enjoys supporting the team.
Softball player Taylor Williams say she and her teammates try to support as much as possible.
By: Ashlie-Brooke Ouzts
The University of South Carolina Women's basketball team didn't just gain their fan base after advancing to the final four round of the NCAA tournament this past weekend. The team has always filled seats with fans each game whether they were playing at the Colonial Life Arena or on the road.
A little over 11,500 fans on average supported the Gamecocks at the CLA during their 2014-2015 season. They have drawn the largest crowd during games for women in Division One.
The women's basketball team has been a strong foundation to USC athletics and have pulled in many male fans to each game.
"They pretty fun to watch. They don't play the way you think women play. They play very close to the men's style of game, and it's enjoyable, the atmosphere is great, and they win,” says USC student Harrison McConell.
With all of the success and excitement behind the team, other teams at the University have decided to join in on the support. The women's soccer team and softball players have been huge supporters. The soccer team took the trip to Greensboro, NC to cheer on the Gamecocks over the weekend.
"Dawn Staley actually got this sweatshirt for the softball team so we're very supportive of them. We try to make it to as many games as possible and support them with that," said USC Softball Player Taylor Williams
The support from the fans of the Women's basketball team is now bringing the community together to support as women sports at the university as one.