Abigail Pait
Abigail  Pait


Sparta, N.J.

High School:
Pope John XXIII



2015-2016: 11-4-1 record in horsemanship with four M.O.P. awards... SEC All-Championship Team... Won her first point of the season in the home opener win against No. 8 TCU on Oct. 2, beating her opponent, 71.5-70... Won her first M.O.P. of the season on Oct. 9 against No. 4 Auburn, beating her opponent, 72.5-70... Held her Texas A&M opponent to a 74.5-74.5 tie on Oct. 29 in College Station... Won her point at SMU on Nov. 7, edging her opponent, 74.5-74... Closed out the fall semester with her fourth win of the season, a 74.5-74 victory on the road against No. 2 Georgia... Won her second M.O.P. of the season in the spring opener vs. UT-Martin on Jan. 30 with a 74.5-74 win... Won her third M.O.P. of the season on Feb. 20 against No. 3 Texas A&M, winning her point 73.5-68 as part of a 5-0 horsemanship sweep... Picked up a 73.5-72.5 victory on the road against No. 1 Auburn on Feb. 27... Defeated her Delaware State opponent, 69.5-69, on March 4... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal meet against No. 1 Auburn on March 25, she won her point, 149.5-142.5, and was named Most Outstanding Performer... In the SEC third place win over No. 4 Texas A&M on March 26, she finished her 2-for-2 weekend with a 144.5-143 victory... She was named to the SEC All-Championship Team, becoming the first Gamecock horsemanship rider in team history to be named to the SEC All-Championship Team... Competed in the first round of the NCEA National Championship against SMU, winning her point, 145-125.

2014-2015: 8-6-2 record in horsemanship with one MVP... Competed in the season opener at No. 6 Kansas State on Sept. 19... Competed in the Gamecocks' 10-9 upset win at No. 3 Auburn on Oct. 10... Closed out the fall semester with a 75.5-75 win at No. 8 Oklahoma State on Nov. 21â?¦ In the spring opener against No. 5 SMU, she held her opponent to a 71.5-71.5 tieâ?¦ Went 2-for-2 in the Feb. 7 doubleheader against No. 5 Georgia and Delaware State at the UGA Equestrian Complex - started the day by beating her Georgia opponent, 79-77.5 and ended the day by winning her first MVP of the season after earning a 75.5-72.5 victory against her DSU opponent... In the Gamecocks' Senior Day victory over Auburn, she won her point, 73-71... In Carolina's regular season finale victory over Baylor, she knocked off her opponent, 76-70... Competed at the SEC Championship in College Station, going undefeated... In the semifinal meet against Texas A&M, she held her Aggie opponent to a 150.5-150.5 tie... In the consolation meet against Auburn on March 28, she won her point, 149.5-0... Competed at the National Championship, going 2-1 for the Gamecocks... In the semifinal win over Baylor, she beat her opponent, 144.5-143.5... In the national championship meet against Georgia, she beat her Bulldog opponent, 146.5-137.5.

2013-2014: 4-4 record in horsemanship with one MVP... Made her competition debut on Sept. 27 against Fresno State, winning her first career point with a 71.5-70.5 victory as part of a 5-0 sweep for the horsemanship team... Improved to 2-0 and won her first career road point on Oct. 4 at Delaware State, defeating her opponent, 72-65.5... Won her third point of the season and first career MVP on Nov. 23 at South Dakota State, knocking off her opponent, 74.5-71.5... Competed at the 2014 SEC Championship... In the semifinal win over Texas A&M on March 28, she picked up a 144.5-139.5 win over her Aggie opponent... Second-year letter winner.

2012-2013: Performed a Horsemanship demonstration in the meet against No. 3 Georgia on Feb. 2... Competed in an exhibition at No. 8 Kansas State on March 8... Closed out the regular season with a 72-69 exhibition win at No. 3 Oklahoma State on March 9... Spring 2013 Dean's List... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... First-year letter winner.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2015-16 Horsemanship 16 4 11 4 1 4-1-1
2014-15 Horsemanship 16 1 8 6 2 2-3
2013-14 Horsemanship 8 1 4 4 0 1-3
2012-13 Horsemanship 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
Career Horsemanship 40 6 23 14 3 7-7-1