Former basketball great Tom Riker and five others were elected to the USC Athletic Hall of fame. The class included Art Swarts (track & field), Marty Baltzegar (men’s soccer), Tonique Williams-Darling (track & field), Kyle Thompson (golf), and Harold White (coach and administrator).
Tom Riker (1970-72) was a first-team AP All-American in 1972, when he averaged 19.6 PPG. He averaged 15.8 PPG during his great Gamecock career.
Art Swarts was the ACC discus champion for three straight years, earning All-American honors in 1965, 1966, and 1967.
Marty Baltzenger earned All-American status in 1987. The four-year soccer letterman anchored a USC defense that allowed only ten goals during the 1987 season.
Tonique Williams-Darling was a two-time track and field All-American and Olympian from the late 90’s. She won the SEC 400-meter title in 1997. Most impressively, she won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, winning the 400-meter dash.
Kyle Thompson was an All-America golfer at South Carolina from 1999-2001. He won the 2001 NCAA West Regional and broke Carl Paulson’s school record for most individual titles with five.
Harold White is a former football coach and academic adviser, who has coached and counseled thousands of Gamecock athletes since 1971.