Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- The red carpet treatment is reserved for the likes of the Emmys or the Oscars but at the Colonial Life Arena, USC athletes received the garnet carpet treatment.
The annual Gamecock Gala Monday evening was a chance for all Carolina athletes to gather for a night to get dressed up and be honored for their accomplishments.
All of USC's sports were represented on this night as a way to honor what has been accomplished over the past year.
Some athletes, like basketball player Michael Carrera, came in with a casual style. Michael went with the no-tie and no-jacket approach.
Others treated the night as a chance to show off their fashion sense for the flashbulbs.
The award winners from the Gamecock Gala -
SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Award: Whitney Avers (swimming and diving), LB Dantzler (baseball)
SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award: Breanna Radford (track and field), Patrick Sullivan (baseball)
New Student-Athlete of the Year: Kayla Lampe (cross country), Michael Carrera (men's basketball)
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kimberly McCormack (equestrian), Robert Razick (track and field)
Community Outreach Team of the Year: Softball
Athletes of the Year: Ieasia Walker (basketball) / Jeannelle Scheper (track and field), Jadeveon Clowney (football)
The Gamecock Inspiration Award: Marcus Lattimore (football)
The Garnet Award: Mr. Doyle McBride
The President's Award: Breanna Radford
Women's Basketball: Ieasia Walker
Men's Basketball: Michael Carrera
Equestrian: Amber Henter
Football: Marcus Lattimore
Women's Golf: Sarah Schmelzel
Men's Golf: Dykes Harbin
Women's Soccer: Taylor Leach
Men's Soccer: Mike Mangotic
Softball (MVP based on 2012 season): Samie Garcia
Women's Swimming and Diving: Amanda Rutqvist
Men's Swimming and Diving: Michael Flach
Women's Tennis: Katie Popova
Men's Tennis: Thiago Pinheiro
Women's Indoor/Outdoor Track& Field: Jeannelle Scheper
Men's Indoor/Outdoor Track& Field: Jarrod Hutchen
Cross Country: Kayla Lampe
Volleyball: Juliette Thévenin