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Lizzie van der Walde
Lizzie  van der Walde


Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Greenhills School

Equitation & Over Fences



Gamecocks Open Spring Schedule with 16-3 Win Over UT-Martin

Carolina faces SEC foe Georgia next Saturday in Blythewood


EQ vs. Texas A&M - 9/30/16

Pictures from South Carolina's home equestrian meet against Texas A&M on Sept. 30, 2016 (Photos by Juan Blas)

2017-18: Competed 11 times in equitation on the flat, with a 6-6 (2-2 SEC) record and 12 times in equitation over fences, where she finished 4-7-1 (1-3 SEC) with two MOP awards... Named to the NCEA Academic Honorable Mention Team and the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll... Earned a jumping point Oct. 27 with a 79-78 victory over Oklahoma State... Named flat MOP in the exhibition win over Converse on Jan. 27... Won her first three flat points of the spring regular season, defeated opponents from SMU on Feb. 3, Texas A&M on Feb. 10 and Georgia on Feb. 17... Added a jumping MOP win in the Feb. 17 Georgia match... Started another three-meet flat winning streak March 2 with an 80-71 win over her Delaware State opponent... Followed that flat wins March 9 against Fresno State and March 30 against Georgia in the SEC Championship semifinals... Added a fences point March 9 against Fresno State... Named fences MOP March 31 with a 168-164 win over her Texas A&M opponent in the SEC Championship semifinals.

2016-17: Was the only Gamecock to appear in every official meet in both hunt seat events... Went 3-13 in equitation on the flat and 6-9-1 with two MOP awards in equitation over fences... Took a jumping point on Sept. 23 in the victory over No. 5 Baylor, 80-64... Had a huge day in a win over No. 10 New Mexico State on Oct. 21, scoring two points... Was M.O.P. in jumping against the Aggies, winning her battle, 84-68, and won on the flat, 77-73... Earned a jumping point Nov. 4 against No. 9 Fresno State, 80-73... Was honored as MOP both on the flat and over fences in the exhibition against Converse on Jan. 28... Won her flat battle against the Valkyries, 85-68 and took her jumping point, 86-76... Went 2-0 against Delaware State on Feb. 4... Earned a flat win against the Hornets, 87-70, and won her jumping point, 88-69, to collect MOP accolades... Had an 81-81 fences draw in the win over No. 10 TCU on Feb. 12... Took her jumping point March 4 against No. 7 SMU, 88-85... Won both her flat and fences points April 13 in the NCEA Championship first round win over No. 11 South Dakota State... Earned her flat point against the Jacks, 165-141, and took her jumping point by a 172-152 count.

2015-2016: 11-13-1 hunt seat record with one M.O.P. award ... 7-7-1 record in equitation over fences with one M.O.P. award... 4-6 record in equitation on the flat... Won her first career point as a Gamecock in her competition debut at South Dakota State on Sept. 25, winning her equitation over fences point by a score of 84-79... Performed a demonstration ride in equitation on the flat in the Gamecocks' win over TCU on Oct. 2, earning a score of 72... Won her second career point on Oct. 9 against No. 4 Auburn, beating her opponent, 84-55, in equitation over fences... Finished 6th out of 280 riders at the Pessoa USEF Medal Finals... Won her jumping point at SMU on Nov. 7 as she beat her opponent, 85-76... Closed out the fall semester on Nov. 20 at No. 2 Georgia, holding her opponent to a 82-82 tie in equitation over fences... Went 2-for-2 in the spring opener against UT-Martin on Jan. 30, winning her jumping point, 77-63, and winning her first career equitation on the flat point, 86-68... Went 2-for-2 in the regular season finale against No. 6 SMU, beating her opponents, 84-75, in equitation over fences, and 75-59 in equitation on the flat... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal meet vs. No. 1 Auburn on March 25, she was one of two hunt seat riders to win a point, as she beat her Tiger opponent, 170-154, in equitation over fences... Went 2-for-2 in the SEC third place meet victory over No. 4 Texas A&M on March 26 - won her flat point, 161-157, and won her first career M.O.P. with a 166-161 victory in equitation over fences... Competed at the NCEA National Championship, winning her flat point, 139-128.

High School: Graduated from the Greenhills School... Trained with Aaron Vale... 2014 - Top-25 at Medal Finals, Competed in WIHS Equitation Finals, Winner of the junior jumper classic at the Tampa Horse show, 9th in the HITS equitation championship, Qualified for the Midwest Maclay Regionals... 2013 - 3rd place in the Midwest ASPCA Maclay Regionals, Top 30 at Maclay Finals, Placed 1st and 2nd in the Low Junior Jumper Classic at Kentucky Summer, 3rd place in the Zone 5 Horsemanship Class, Qualified for Washington Finals in Equitation and Junior Jumpers, Qualified for USEF Talent Search Finals, 7th in the HITS equitation championship... 2012 - 3rd place in the Midwest ASPCA Maclay Regionals, 9th place in the Maclay at Devon, 10th place in the Hunterdon Cup, 2nd place in the Zone 5 Horsemanship Class, Competed at Medal and Maclay Finals.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2017-18 Equitation Over Fences 12 2 4 7 1 1-3
2016-17 Equitation Over Fences 14 2 5 8 1 0-6
2015-16 Equitation Over Fences 15 1 7 7 1 1-4-1
Career Equitation Over Fences 41 5 16 22 2 2-13-1

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2017-18 Equitation on the Flat 11 0 6 5 0 2-2
2016-17 Equitation on the Flat 14 0 2 12 0 0-6
2015-16 Equitation on the Flat 10 0 4 6 0 0-4
Career Equitation on the Flat 35 0 12 23 0 2-12

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