Jami Cornwell, USC Aiken

Jami Cornwell, USC Aiken

Jami Cornwell was a two-sport star at USC Aiken, earning numerous accolades in both softball and women's basketball.

Cornwell was a three-time All-Peach Belt Conference selection in softball (2001, 2002 and 2004). She was also named to the All-Tournament team in the Peach Belt Conference in 2001.

A shortstop, Cornwell (1999-2004) led the Pacers to two 30-win seasons during her time with the program, leading the team in batting average in all four of her seasons with the Pacers.

Cornwell concluded her Pacer softball career second in school history in batting average, hits, on-base percentage, total bases and sacrifice hits. She concluded her career owning the Peach Belt Conference record for most assists with 561. She still holds the mark to this day.

In total, Cornwell concluded her softball career in the top five in school history in 12 different categories.

Cornwell was named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Year in 2000, which was the same year that she was named the Peach Belt Conference Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year. She is the only student-athlete in Pacer history to claim Freshman of the Year accolades in two sports in the same year.

In addition to claiming Freshman of the Year plaudits in 2000, Cornwell, a point guard, was a three-year team captain on the women's basketball team at USC Aiken. She helped lead the Pacers to back-to-back Peach Belt Conference North Division titles (2000-01 and 2001-02) and the program's first ever appearance in the NCAA Division II top 25.

A four-time All-PBC selection (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003) in women's basketball, Cornwell was a Dodge Trucks Honorable Mention All-America selection in 2001. She was a women's Division II Bulletin Freshman All-American in 2000.

Strong in the classroom as well, Cornwell was a three-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District choice (2001, 2002 and 2003).

A three-time Peach Belt Conference women's basketball Player of the Week, Cornwell is one of three women's basketball players at USC Aiken to have their jerseys retired. She is the only softball player to have their jersey retired.

Both of Cornwell's jerseys were retired at the USC Aiken annual athletic banquet in May of 2004.

Back to the 2016 Hall of Fame Class