Clemson Tigers News: Gymnastics wins, NWSL Draft, Dabo Swinney

Clemson Gymnastics wins their first meet, four Women's Soccer players are drafted, and Dabo Swinney addresses the new players as they move in

Clemson junior Lauren Rutherford of Roswell, Georgia on the floor exercise
Clemson junior Lauren Rutherford of Roswell, Georgia on the floor exercise / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK


Clemson Gymnastics defeats William & Mary 196.325 – 190.050: The Tigers win the first match in program history against the Tribe.

Vault team score: 48.875, event won by Lauren Rutherford with a 9.825

Bars team score: 49.225, event won by Lilly Lippeatt with a 9.90

Beam team score: 48.950, event won by Rebecca Wells with a 9.875

Floor team score: 49.275, event won by Brie Clark with a 9.90

The attendance for the event was 8,108 fans.

The Tigers return to action on January 21st against Pittsburgh at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Today’s Events

Clemson Track & Field continues the Clemson Invitational: click here to see a recap of Day 1

Clemson Men’s Tennis vs Brown: 12:00 PM at Duckworth Family Tennis Facility

Clemson Men’s Basketball vs Boston College: 3:00 PM in Littlejohn Coliseum

Clemson Men’s Tennis vs The Citadel: 5:00 PM at Duckworth Family Tennis Facility

Clemson Women’s Soccer players are drafted by the NWSL

Clemson Women’s Soccer midfield Hal Hershfelt will continue her career at the next level. She has been drafted by the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League.

Hershfelt was the 5th overall pick. The Spirit didn’t stop there and added Makenna Morris with the 13th overall pick.

Caroline Conti was drafted by Bay Football Club in the third round.

Goalkeeper Halle Mackiewicz was selected in the third round by the KC Current.

Dabo Swinney addresses new players and their families

Yesterday Clemson Football head coach Dabo Swinney addressed the newest members of the team and their families. Mid-year move-in just happened to follow 48 hours when there was a ton of speculation that Swinney could be a candidate for the Alabama head coach opening following Nick Saban’s retirement.

This is what Swinney had to say to the players and their families:

With Washington’s Kalen DeBoer getting the Alabama job, a recent transfer to the Huskies has decided to re-enter the portal.

Will Rogers played at Mississippi State before entering the portal after the regular season.