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.