Amber Henter and Sam Chiodo named captains for 2014-2015 season
Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
Carolina falls 8-8 to No. 3 seed Georgia on Saturday
Carolina to face Georgia at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday
Katherine Schmidt and Samantha Smith combine for four points in win
South Carolina defeated Fresno State, 17-2, to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Gamecocks dropped a 10-10 tiebreaker to Georgia on Friday at One Wood Farm.
April 18-20, 2013: The SEC Champion Gamecocks competed at the 2013 NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas.
The Gamecocks defeated Kansas State, 15-5, in the season opener on Friday at One Wood Farm.
President Dr. Harris Pastides and his wife Patricia hosted the Equestrian team for a reception (4/16/2012)
2013-2014: 6-8 record in horsemanship... Opened the season with a 76-74 win over No. 5 Kansas State on Sept. 20... Was part of a 5-0 sweep by the horsemanship team on Sept. 27 against Fresno State, picking up a 76-75 victory over her Bulldog opponent... In the win at No. 2 Auburn on Nov. 9, she defeated her Tiger opponent, 71.5-62.5... Picked up a 76.5-75.5 victory at No. 6 Georgia on Feb. 8... In the Senior Day win over Auburn on March 1, she earned a 73.5-73 win over Auburn... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal win over Texas A&M on March 28, she defeated her Aggie opponent, 145.5-144.5... Competed at the NCEA National Championship... Fourth-year letter winner.
2012-2013: 5-11 overall record in Horsemanship... 4-7 regular season record in Horsemanship... 1-4 postseason record... Started the season with a 79-76.5 victory over No. 5 Oklahoma State on Sept. 29. Her score of 79 was the highest Horsemanship score by a Gamecock rider in at least four years... Began the spring semester with a 74.5-73.5 win over her Georgia opponent on Feb. 2... Picked up a 70.5-69.5 win over No. 6 Texas A&M on Feb. 23... Won her fourth point of the season on March 1 against Delaware State, defeating her opponent as part of a 5-0 sweep for the Horsemanship squad... Competed twice at the inaugural SEC Championship... Competed at NCEA Nationals... In the quarterfinals vs. Oklahoma State on April 20, she was the only Gamecock to win her point as she defeated her Cowgirl opponent, 144-136.5... NCEA Academic First Team... NCEA Academic Honor Roll... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Spring 2013 Dean's List... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Won the Western Grooming Award at the team banquet with Haiden DeJane... Third-year letter winner.
2011-2012: 3-6 regular season and postseason combined record... 1-1 postseason record... 2-5 regular season record in Horsemanship... in the season opener against Fresno State on Sept. 23, she picked up a 75.5-72.5 win... Kicked off the spring in a dominating way, scoring an event-high 76.5 to defeat her Oklahoma State opponent's 74.5 on Jan. 29 as part of a 3-1 Horsemanship win... Competed at the Southern Equestrian Championships, where she went 1-1... In the Southern Equestrian Championship victory over No. 1 Georgia on March 31, she defeated her Bulldog opponent... Spring 2012 Dean's List... Second-year letter winner.
2010-2011: 5-6 regular-season and post-season combined record... 4-2 regular-season record in Horsemanship... 1-4 post-season record... Competed for the first time as a Gamecock 9/25 against South Dakota State... Won her first collegiate ride 10/1 against Auburn, defeating her opponent 69.5-65.5... won 1/30 against Baylor, 74-70... Won her ride as part of a 5-0 Horsemanship sweep over No. 3 Georgia on 2/5... closed out the regular season with a 71-70 win over New Mexico State on 3/19... Member of the 2011 S.E.C. team... Member of the VENC team... Competed 4 times at Nationals, going 1-3... In the opening round at Nationals, she defeated her Delaware State opponent, 144.5-131.5... First-year letter winner... Won the "Western Freshman Hustle Award" at the team banquet.
High School: A senior at Edwardsburg High School in Edwardsburg, MI, Kopf lettered in equestrian all four years of high school. In 2007, she won 3rd Place at AQHA Youth World Show with superior honors in Horsemanship, Showmanship, and Equitation. She has been a consistent top-10 finisher at All-American Quarter Horse Congress. She comes to South Carolina ranked 7th in her class with a GPA of 3.98.