USC fans welcome home national champions

South Carolina Women's Basketball was back in Columbia this afternoon after their big win
Published: Apr. 4, 2022 at 8:26 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2022 at 5:25 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Fans had the chance to welcome home national champions South Carolina women’s basketball team Monday afternoon outside of Colonial Life Arena.

A short program was held celebrating the team’s season, including comments from University President Harris Pastides, Athletics Director Ray Tanner, and Head coach Dawn Staley.

“[I] just want to thank our players for making a commitment to making this year special through their sacrifice, through their tears, through their joys,” Coach Dawn Staley said. “We made this year super special, and we hope, we hope to run that thing back.”

Destanni Henderson thanked the fans and said their national championship win was for their supporters, not just themselves.

Pastides said during the celebration, “our dynasty is about unity, community, integrity, sportsmanship, mutual respect, worth and women!”

There were several road closures around the arena, including Greene and Lincoln Street.

Those not able to attend can watch through the GamecocksOnline’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channel.