Making A National Championship A Local Win

South Carolina Women’s Basketball Victory Brings Under Armour’s Access to Sport Commitment to the City of Columbia

Under Armour athletes are tough. Ready to take on a challenge. They’re champions on and off the court; determined to always strive for more and empower the next generation of greats.


This March, the South Carolina women’s basketball team proved what UA athletes are made of with its second National Championship title win. The Gamecocks allowed an average of only 50.5 points against them, per game. The team leads the nation in blocks with 265. The next closest team, Georgia, trails behind with only 197. They also lead the nation in rebounds with 1,686 total; out-rebounding opponents by approximately 18 per game. 


Adding to their victory on the court, South Carolina and Under Armour are donating $50,000 to the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation - an organization dedicated to preserving, enriching, and sustaining cultural, environmental, and recreational facilities and programs across Columbia’s diverse communities. This donation will help the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation continue to increase access to sport through their facilities at parks and recreation centers. 

“We are thrilled that Under Armour and the University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team are donating to our organization to assist with funding the variety of programs we offer youth and adults as part of our ongoing commitment to provide new opportunities, moments of connection and skills development to our community.”

Carey Rich, City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation, Recreation Superintendent

This isn’t the first time Under Armour has partnered with the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Foundation.  Earlier this year, Under Armour provided resources to organizations in the hometowns of several of our partner schools to support programming that furthered our Access to Sport commitment.


"Here at Under Armour, we know the impact of sport extends beyond the game, and inspires athletes to strive for more. We are partnering with the South Carolina Women's Basketball team to help bring young people in Columbia together in an effort to break down barriers, grant access to structured sports offerings and strengthen engagement with positive coaches who will undoubtedly create a lasting impact," said Flynn Burch, Director of Global Community Impact.


Looking ahead, it’s clear the future is bright for the athletes of the South Carolina womens’ basketball team. As the world eagerly awaits next season, Under Armour is excited to continue to support all our collegiate partners on their journey to compete.