For the defending champion South Carolina Gamecocks, the reward was worth the wait.
During halftime of the Gamecocks' football game against Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon, the women's basketball team was awarded their national champion rings at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks defeated Mississippi State 67-55 in last year's title game in Dallas, Texas.
Check out the sights and sounds from today's celebration from Columbia, South Carolina:
USC Women's basketball team getting their National Championship rings at halftime. pic.twitter.com/zlrvMUXwzp— Eric J. Russell (@EricJ_Russell) October 28, 2017