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Columbia, S. Luke Kuechly Jersey .C. - South Carolina womens basketball alumna Tiffany Mitchell is among 10 exceptional former student-athletes the NCAA will honor as the 2017 Todays Top 10 Award winners at the NCAA Convention in Nashville in January. Mitchell was a three-time All-American and University Presidents Award winner who graduated in May 2016 with a 3.63 GPA in retail management. She was taken in the first round of the WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever and earned WNBA All-Rookie honors in her first professional season.The NCAA Todays Top 10 Award recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Recipients completed their athletics eligibility during the 2015-16 academic year and will be recognized at the Honors Celebration during the Convention. The NCAA Honors Committee, which selects the honorees, is comprised of representatives from the member schools and conferences, as well as nationally distinguished former college athletes.Im honored to receive this award and couldnt accomplish what I have in college and beyond without great people around me - my coaches, team and family, Mitchell said. Attending South Carolina was a huge step in my life and put me in a position to be successful not only on the court but off it as well. I will be forever thankful for the opportunity to represent such a great university and basketball program.Mitchell is the most decorated womens basketball player in University of South Carolina history and finished her career as just the third player in program history to record at least 1,500 points, 300 assists and 200 steals. She was a two-time SEC Player of the Year - the first Gamecock to earn the honor - and a finalist for all three national player of the year awards in 2015 when she led the Gamecocks to their first ever NCAA Final Four. Mitchell was just the fourth Gamecock to earn All-America status in three different seasons and the first to do it since 1989. In April 2016, she earned the University Presidents Award, which is the highest annual award bestowed on a student-athlete to honor achievement in athletics, academics and community outreach over the breadth of his/her career. Mitchell was a Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American and was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll all four seasons of her career.Taken ninth in the WNBA Draft, Mitchell averaged 8.6 points and 1.4 assists for the Indiana Fever en route to WNBA All-Rookie honors. Following her WNBA season, Mitchell joined Nadezhdan Orenburg of the Russia-PBL.2017 NCAA Todays Top 10 Award Logan Andryk, Milwaukee School of Engineering Elizabeth Aronoff, Emory University Kendall Coyne, Northeastern University Taylor Ellis-Watson, University of Arkansas Nicole Hensley, Lindenwood University Christopher C.J. Krimbill, Case Western Reserve University Haylie McCleney, University of Alabama Tiffany Mitchell, University of South Carolina Dak Prescott, Mississippi State University Jason Vander Laan, Ferris State UniversityCharles Johnson Jersey .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. Wholesale Carolina Panthers Jerseys . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate.Canadian Alexis (Ally-Gator) Davis says she is star-struck just to be part of the UFC. But the 28-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., wont feel like a card-carrying member of MMAs largest promotion until she steps into the cage Saturday night at UFC 161 in Winnipeg. Davis (13-5) takes on English veteran Rosi (The Surgeon) Sexton on the MTS Centre card headlined by light-heavyweights Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. A pro since 2007, Davis has won five of her last six fights. The only blemish during that run came in her March 2012 rematch in Strikeforce with Victorias Sarah Kaufman which she lost by majority decision. Davis went 2-1 in Strikeforce, which was bought by the UFC, and then signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. Kaufman, who is slated to face Sara McMann on Aug. 28 in Indianapolis, and Davis are part of the 13-woman bantamweight division currently ruled by (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey. Davis, who has moved to San Jose to train, says not much has changed since her switch to the UFC. "My family still treats me exactly the same way, still gives me a hard time," she said with a chuckle. "Im a pretty laidback person ... I kind of stay under the radar. It makes me want to blush when people say Youre a UFC fighter and I say yeah. I dont go round bragging about it because for me I dont really consider myself a (UFC) fighter until Im in that ring. I havent had that yet. "Once I experience that, the reality will start to sink in. But pretty much most things have remained the same." A veteran of Strikeforce and Invicta, she got a taste of the UFC when the promotion flew her to Anaheim and then Winnipeg for news conferences. While in Anaheim,, she got to see her first UFC show live as Rousey submitted Liz Carmouche in the first round at UFC 157 in February. Derek Anderson Jersey. She was also given tickets to the April show in San Jose. Davis is no stranger to fighting in Winnipeg and welcomes her return to the Manitoba capital. "For me its huge," Davis said. "Obviously its my debut in the UFC but Winnipeg is where I had my very first fight against (Sarah) Kaufman so its kind of interesting that Im heading back there." Davis evened her Winnipeg record at 1-1 in 2008 when she submitted Kate Roy in the first round. Saturday marks her first fight in Canada since. The 35-year-old Sexton (13-2) is a British pioneer of the sport, who has moved up in weight to take advantage of the UFC opportunity at 135 pounds. "Shes a very dynamic fighter," said Davis. "Shes got endless cardio. ... Shes like the Energizer Bunny." Sexton is equally complimentary. "I actually like Alexis a lot," she said. "I think shes fantastic fighter. Shes got some really good grappling. Im excited to be fighting her because I think its a great challenge. Its going to be a really interesting fight to see how her grappling matches up against my grappling." Davis, who has black belts in both traditional and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, takes pride in her improvement as a standup fighter. She has gone from rushing in like an Exocet missile to picking when to attack, from what range, and working in head movement. The five-foot-five Davis started kick-boxing with a friend, then made the move to jiu-jitsu at 18. She switched to MMA after watching someone else in her gym training. Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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