Samantha Kraus and Abigail Pait win their first career MVP honors
Carolina looks to win six fall meets for first time in program history
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: 3-1-2 record in horsemanship with one MVP... Competed in the season opener vs. No. 5 Kansas State on Sept. 20... Won her first point of the season on Sept. 27, knocking off her Fresno State opponent, 77-76.5... Won her first MVP since her freshman year on Oct. 5 with a 73.5-72 win over SMU in a neutral site meet in Dover, Del... In the SEC opener against No. 1 Georgia, she held her Bulldog opponent to a 75-75 tie... Picked up a 74-72 victory at No. 9 Texas A&M on Oct. 25.
2012-2013: 2013 NCEA Honorable Mention All-American in Horsemanship... 9-6-1 overall record in Horsemanship... 8-3 regular season record in Horsemanship... 1-3-1 postseason record... In the season opener against No. 5 Oklahoma State, she defeated her Cowgirl opponent, 78.5-77 on Sept. 29... Improved to 2-0 on Oct. 4 when she picked up a 75.5-71 victory over No. 3 Auburn... On Nov. 16 at No. 4 Texas A&M, she tied a team-high score of 76.5 to defeat her Aggie opponent, 76.5-76... Improved to 4-1 a day later when she closed out the fall with a 75-74.5 victory at No. 8 Baylor on Nov. 17... Began the spring semester with a 75.5-74.5 win over her Georgia opponent on Feb. 2... Improved to 6-1 on Feb. 14 with a 76.5-61.5 victory at No. 2 Auburn... Improved to 7-1 on Feb. 23 at home against No. 6 Texas A&M, defeating her Aggie opponent, 72.5-69.5. Fall 2012 Dean's List... Improved to 8-1 on March 1 as she defeated her Delaware State opponent 75-71 to score the first point in the 5-0 sweep for the Horsemanship team... Competed at SEC's, going 0-1-1... In the opening round meet vs. No. 1 Georgia, she held her Bulldog opponent to a 149-149 tie... Competed at NCEA Nationals, posting a 1-2 record... In the opening round vs. New Mexico State on April 18, she picked up a 146-143 win over her Aggie opponent... NCEA Academic First Team... NCEA Academic Honor Roll... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Second-year letter winner.
2011-2012: 8-6 regular season and postseason combined record in Horsemanship with two MVP's... 3-3 postseason record... 5-3 regular season record in Horsemanship with two MVP's... began her career as a Gamecock on Sept. 30, earning her first win and first MVP as she defeated her TCU opponent, 77.5-67.5... won her second point of the season on Nov. 4 in a 75-74.5 win over Georgia at home... Picked up a 71-69 victory at UT-Martin on Feb. 11 as part of a 5-0 sweep for the Horsemanship team... Won her second MVP of the season on Feb. 25 as she defeated her Tiger opponent, 74.5-70.5, as part of a 4-1 Horsemanship win and 12-6 overall win over No. 1 Auburn... Improved to 5-3 on Feb. 26 with a two-point victory as part of a 4-0 Horsemanship shutout over No. 4 Baylor... Competed at the Southern Equestrian Championships, going 1-1... In the opening round upset over No. 3 Auburn on March 30, she defeated her Tiger opponent, 144.5-143.5... Competed at Nationals, going 2-2.. Picked up a Day-1 victory over Tennessee-Martin on April 12 and a victory over Texas A&M on April 13... Spring 2012 Dean's List... First-year letter winner.
High School: Competed in four sports during her career at Mount Pleasant High School (equestrian, cross country, track & field, soccer)... Served as president of the Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Association... 2010 - AQHA Congress Champion in Showmanship... AQHA Congress Champion NYATT in Showmanship... AQHYA World Show 7th Place finish in Equitation... 2009 - MQHYA Outstanding Leadership Award... AQHYA World Show 6th Place finish in Hunter Under Saddle... AQHA Congress Champion in Hunter Under Saddle... 2008 - AQHA Reserve Congress Champion in Hunter Under Saddle... AQHYA World Champion in Hunter Under Saddle... 2007 - AQHA Congress Champion in Horsemanship.