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USC's 2014 individual champion
USC's 2014 NCAA individual champions: golfer Doris Chen (USC Photo/Tim Cowie); women's sand volleyball players Sarah Hughes and Kirby Burnham (USC Photo/Bobby McDuffie); diver Haley Ishimatsu (USC Photo/Walt Middleton); and relay team Dimitri Colupaev, Cristian Quintero, Reed Malone, Dylan Carter, from left (USC Photo/Walt Middleton)

USC 2014: The year in athletics

On the court and the field, in the pool and on the course, the university’s student-athletes had another banner year — one that included winning the school’s 100th NCAA championship.

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Aiming for the gold

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
USC alumna Rebecca Soni shoots for her second gold medal at the London Olympics this month. Pictured here, Soni waves from the podium during the medal ceremony after the Women's 200m Breaststroke Final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (Photo/Al Bello, Getty Images)

Continuing USC’s long tradition of nurturing successful Olympic athletes, more than 40 members of the Trojan Family are headed to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London this month.

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Olympic spotlight: Bryshon Nellum and Ron Allice

Ron Allice and Bryshon Nellum
Bryshon Nellum rests as he works out at Veterans Stadium. Nellum made the U.S. Olympic men's track and field 400-meter team. He is coached by USC's Ron Allice. (Photo/Stephen Carr, Long Beach Press Telegram)

On the night in 2008 USC track star Bryshon Nellum was shot in the legs, Director of Track and Field Ron Allice was by his side in the hospital. While the doctors questioned whether Nellum would ever hit top gear again, Allice chose to believe.