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Samantha Nicholson
Samantha Nicholson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Lakeside

Event:
Horsemanship

Experience:
3VL

Graduated:
2014

04/28/2014

Equestrian Team Holds End of Season Banquet on Sunday

Amber Henter and Sam Chiodo named captains for 2014-2015 season

04/25/2014

South Carolina Boasts 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia

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

04/03/2014

Gamecock Equestrian Lands 20 Riders on NCEA Academic Honor Roll

Six Carolina riders named to NCEA Academic First-Team

11/24/2013

Gamecocks Knock Off South Dakota State, 14-5, in Fall Finale

Samantha Kraus and Abigail Pait win their first career MVP honors

03/15/2014

Equestrian vs. Kansas State (9/20/2013)

The Gamecocks defeated Kansas State, 15-5, in the season opener on Friday at One Wood Farm.

05/11/2012

Equestrian Team Reception with Dr. Pastides

President Dr. Harris Pastides and his wife Patricia hosted the Equestrian team for a reception (4/16/2012)

04/23/2012

2011-2012 Equestrian Team Banquet

4/18/12 - The Equestrian team held its annual end of season banquet on Wednesday in the Champions Club at Williams Brice.

03/31/2012

Gamecocks Win 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship

The South Carolina Equestrian team upset No. 1 Georgia to win the 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship.

03/19/2012

Equesrtian vs. Auburn (Feb. 25, 2012)

No. 5 South Carolina upset No. 1 Auburn, 12-6, on Saturday at One Wood Farm. Photos by Mike Slade.

2013-2014: 0-1 record in hosemanship... Won a horsemanship exhibition at No. 2 Auburn on Nov. 9, defeating her opponent, 72.5-65.5... Made her competition debut at South Dakota State on Nov. 23... Rode a pair of horsemanship demonstration rides in the win over Texas A&M on Feb. 22, scoring 70.5-68.5... Won a horsemanship exhibition over Auburn on Senior Day on March 1, defeating her opponent, 69-60.5... Fourth-year letter winner.

2012-2013: Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Competed in a Horsemanship exhibition at No. 8 Kansas State on March 8... NCEA Academic Honor Roll...Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Third-year letter winner.

2011-2012: Performed an exhibition ride at Georgia on Feb. 4, defeating her Bulldog opponent 68-66.5... Performed a demo ride at home as the Gamecocks upset No. 1 Auburn, 12-6, on Feb. 25... Second-year letter winner.

2010-2011: First-year letter winner.

High School: A senior at Lakeside High School, Nicholson competed at the National Appaloosa Horse Club's World Championship Show since 2006. There, she has had five top-5 finishes and ten top-10 finishes, including being named 2008 Reserve Championship in Western Showmanship. Nicholson has also won multiple "Leading the Nation" Awards from the National Appaloosa Horse Club including three Year End Top-10 awards.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2013-14 Horsemanship 1 0 0 1 0 0-0
2012-13 Horsemanship 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
2011-12 Horsemanship 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
2010-11 Horsemanship 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Career Horsemanship 1 0 0 1 0 0-0

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