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Samantha Nicholson
Samantha Nicholson


Decatur, Ga.

High School:




Gamecock Equestrians to Participate in Curing Kids Cancer Event on Saturday

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


Gamecock Equestrian Lands 20 Riders on NCEA Academic Honor Roll

Six Carolina riders named to NCEA Academic First-Team


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

Samantha Kraus and Abigail Pait win their first career MVP honors


Gamecock Equestrian Lands 24 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks posted a 3.43 GPA during spring semester


Twenty Gamecocks Named to NCEA Academic Honor Roll

Carolina places five student-athletes on NCEA Academic First Team


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

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


Equestrian Team Reception with Dr. Pastides

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


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.


Gamecocks Win 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship

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


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.

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 0-0
2010-11 Horsemanship 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
Career Horsemanship 1 0 0 1 0 0-0

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