Star USC Center Kamilla Cardoso waves to fans with the NCAA Championship trophy in her arm. (Photos by Myles Harris/Carolina News and Reporter)

USC fans gathered up and down Main Street for a parade to celebrate their women’s basketball team’s third national championship.

It was a little chaotic. And it was joyful. 

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes 87-75 on April 7, 2024. 

Floats and even a Rolls-Royce for USC Head Coach Dawn Staley traveled down the 90-minute parade route to the Statehouse.

See the sights from Sunday’s parade below.

USC Head Coach Dawn Staley smiles for the crowd.

Kamilla Cardoso smiles and holds a baby.

Former player and current assistant Khadijah Sessions throws T-shirts to the crowd.

A fan dressed up like a wrestler to celebrate the team.

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Mingo Martin

Mingo Martin

Martin is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in business administration. He is from Columbia, South Carolina, and is interested in sports writing and storytelling.

Myle Harris

Myle Harris

Harris is a senior graphic design major and mass communications minor. He is a self-taught photographer with a growing interest in photojournalism. He aspires to be a sports media photographer and designer.