Governor Haley honors Gamecocks with National Champion's Day

COLUMBIA (WACH)--Governor Nikki Haley has designated today, July 1st as "Gamecock Baseball Back-to Back National Champions Day."

Governor Nikki Haley has issued a proclamation today recognizing the University of South Carolina Gamecocks for winning two straight College World Series NCAA baseball national championships.The proclamation encourages all South Carolinians to join in congratulating the Gamecocks baseball team and Head Coach Ray Tanner for their outstanding performance in the 2011 College World Series.On Wednesday, the governor ordered a University of South Carolina Gamecocks flag be flown over the Statehouse to honor the Gamecocks and issued the following statement:"Michael and I join thousands of people across our state and across the country in congratulating the Gamecocks baseball team on back-to-back College World Series national championships. During a record-setting postseason run, the Gamecocks gave every South Carolinian something to celebrate. We TMre incredibly proud of the team TMs success on and off the baseball field. Get excited!"