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Sam Chiodo
Sam Chiodo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, Mich.

High School:
Mount Pleasant

Event:
Horsemanship

Experience:
2VL

Major:
Finance

04/22/2014

Gamecock Equestrian Dominates 2014 NCEA Championship Awards

Carolina accounts for 7-of-16 All-Championship Team selections

04/19/2014

Gamecocks Drop 2014 National Championship to Georgia in Tiebreaker

Carolina falls 8-8 to No. 3 seed Georgia on Saturday

04/19/2014

Gamecocks Roll Past Auburn to Advance to NCEA National Championship

Carolina to face Georgia at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday

04/18/2014

Gamecocks Defeat TCU, 9-7, to Advance to NCEA Semifinals

Katherine Schmidt and Samantha Smith combine for four points in win

04/04/2014

Gamecock Equestrians to Participate in Curing Kids Cancer Event on Saturday

Gamecocks to pull fire truck to raise money for Curing Kids Cancer

04/18/2014

South Carolina vs. TCU (2014 NCEA Quarterfinals)

4/18/14 - No. 1 South Carolina defeated No. 9 TCU, 9-7, on Friday in Waco.

03/16/2014

Equestrian at Auburn (Nov. 9, 2013)

The Gamecocks defeated Auburn, 12-6, at the Auburn University Horse Center.

03/16/2014

Equestrian at New Mexico State (2/1/14)

The Gamecocks defeated New Mexico State, 12-8, at the N.M. State Equestrian Center.

03/16/2014

Equestrian vs. Fresno State (9/27/13)

South Carolina defeated Fresno State, 17-2, to improve to 2-0 on the season.

03/16/2014

Equestrian vs. Georgia (10/11/2013)

The Gamecocks dropped a 10-10 tiebreaker to Georgia on Friday at One Wood Farm.

2013-2014:4-2-2 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... Knocked off her Auburn opponent, 74-70.5 on Nov. 9.

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.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2013-14 Horsemanship 10 1 4 4 2 0-0
2012-13 Horsemanship 16 0 9 6 1 0-0
2011-12 Horsemanship 14 2 8 6 0 n/a
Career Horsemanship 40 3 21 16 3 0-0

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