Samantha Kraus and Abigail Pait win their first career MVP honors
Gamecocks and Tigers meet for first time since last season's SEC Championship
Katherine Schmidt goes 2-for-2 with one MVP
Gamecocks posted a 3.43 GPA during spring semester
Gamecocks to face top-seed Oklahoma State on Saturday morning
April 12-14, 2012 - The Gamecocks competed at the 2012 NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas.
President Dr. Harris Pastides and his wife Patricia hosted the Equestrian team for a reception (4/16/2012)
South Carolina defeated Auburn, 12-6 in the opening round of the Southern Equestrian Championships.
4/18/12 - The Equestrian team held its annual end of season banquet on Wednesday in the Champions Club at Williams Brice.
The South Carolina Equestrian team upset No. 1 Georgia to win the 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship.
2013-2014: Western team captain... 4-2 record in horsemanship... Opened the season with a 77-76.5 win over No. 5 Kansas State on Sept. 20... As part of a 5-0 sweep for the horsemanship team, she knocked off her Fresno State opponent, 72.5-59, on Sept. 27... Picked up a 71.5-70 victory over SMU on Oct. 5 in a neutral site meet in Dover, Del... Improved to 4-1 on Oct. 11 in the SEC opener against No. 1 Georgia, defeating her opponent, 75.5-75.
2012-2013: 7-8-1 overall record in Horsemanship with one MVP... 4-6-1 regular season record in Horsemanship with one MVP... 3-2 postseason record... On Nov. 2 at No. 1 Georgia, she held her Bulldog opponent to a 72.5-72.5 tie... Won her first point of the season on Nov. 16 at No. 4 Texas A&M as she defeated her opponent, 75.5-73... One day later at No. 8 Baylor, she picked up her first MVP of the season she scored an event-high 78 to defeat her opponent by one-point... Picked up her third point of the season on March 1 against Delaware State, defeating her opponent 74.5-72... Picked up a 75.5-71 win at No. 8 Kansas State on March 8... Competed at SEC's, going 1-1... In the SEC Championship meet vs. No. 2 Auburn, she defeated her opponent, 147.5-147... Competed at NCEA Nationals, posting a 2-1 record... In the opening round vs. New Mexico State on April 18, she earned a 141-139 victory... In the quarterfinals vs. TCU, she picked up a 145-137.5 win over her Horned Frog opponent... NCEA Academic First Team... NCEA Academic Honor Roll... Named to the 2013 SEC Community Service Team... Fall 2012 President's List... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Spring 2013 President's List... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Third-year letter winner.
2011-2012: 13-3-1 regular season and postseason combined record... 4-1-1 post season record... 9-2 regular season record in Horsemanship with one MVP... In her first competition as a Gamecock, she defeated her Fresno State opponent 76.5-75.5 in the season opener on Sept. 23... improved to 2-0 a week later when she picked up a 76.5-69 win over TCU... Improved to 3-0 on Oct. 8 in her first away competition as a Gamecock, as she defeated her Auburn opponent, 74.5-69.5... Improved her record to 4-0 as she defeated her New Mexico State opponent, 71-70.5 on the road on Oct. 29... Won her fifth point of the season on Jan. 29 as she defeated her Oklahoma State opponent, 73.5-72.5... Earned her first MVP as a Gamecock on Feb. 11 at No. 10 UT-Martin, as she scored an event-high 74 to defeat her opponent's 69.5 as part of a 5-0 sweep for the Horsemanship team... Defeated her Tiger opponent, 72.5-71.5, on Feb. 25 as part of a 4-1 Horsemanship win and 12-6 overall win over No. 1 Auburn... Won her ride, 72.5-71, on Feb. 26 as part of a 4-0 Horsemanship shutout against No. 4 Baylor... Closed out the regular season with a 72.5-67.5 win at Delaware State on March 16... Competed at the Southern Equestrian Championships, where she went undefeated, going 1-0-1... In the opening round upset over No. 3 Auburn on March 30, she held her Tiger opponent to a 144.5-144.5 tie... In the Southern Equestrian Championship win over No. 1 Georgia on March 31, she defeated her opponent, 145.5-145... Competed at Nationals, going 3-1... Picked up a win over Tennessee-Mart on April 12... Defeated her Texas A&M opponent on April 13... Closed out Nationals with a victory over Georgia on April 14... Fall 2011 President's List... Spring 2012 President's List... Won the "Western Grooming Award" along with Kayla Gamble at the team banquet... Second-year letter winner.
2010-2011: Performed several demo rides throughout the season... traveled with the team to Waco for the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships... performed demo rides at Nationals... First-year letter winner.
High School: QHYA 8th High Point Youth All Around, 2009 AQHYA 5th High Point Performance Gelding, 2009 AHQYA 6th Limited Rider High Point Youth Western Horsemanship, Three Top-10 Finishes at Congress, and was selected to represent Team USA at the 2010 AQHA Youth World Cup Competition. Ceresani is the senior class president and currently ranked 8th in her class. She a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and International Thespian Honor Society... Fall 2010 President's List... Spring 2011 President's List.