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Amanda Pope
Amanda Pope

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portal, Ga.

High School:
Portal

Event:
Reining

Experience:
4VL

Major:
Geography

07/02/2013

Gamecock Equestrian Lands 24 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks posted a 3.43 GPA during spring semester

04/19/2013

Western Team Upsets No. 4 Seed TCU to Advance to NCEA Semifinals

Gamecocks to face top-seed Oklahoma State on Saturday morning

04/18/2013

South Carolina Upends New Mexico State, 6-2, in NCEA Opening Round

Western team set to face TCU, Hunt Seat team faces Texas A&M

04/04/2013

Twenty Gamecocks Named to NCEA Academic Honor Roll

Carolina places five student-athletes on NCEA Academic First Team

04/03/2013

SEC Champs Jump Five Spots to No. 1 in Final Coaches Poll

Gamecocks jump Big-12 champs Oklahoma State

12/11/2012

2012 NCEA National Championships

April 12-14, 2012 - The Gamecocks competed at the 2012 NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas.

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)

04/25/2012

Equestrian vs. Auburn (3/30/2012)

South Carolina defeated Auburn, 12-6 in the opening round of the Southern Equestrian Championships.

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.

2012-2013: 6-9-1 overall record in Reining... 4-7 regular season record in Reining... 2-2-1 postseason record... Picked up her first win of the season on Nov. 2 at No. 1 Georgia, as she defeated her opponent, 70-56.5... Closed out the fall with a victory at No. 8 Baylor on Nov. 17, as she was the only Gamecock to score a Reining point against the Bears... Began the spring semester with a 71-68.5 win over her Georgia opponent on Feb. 2... Earned her fourth win of the season on Senior Day (Feb. 23) vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, starting the meet with a 69.5-69 win over her Aggie opponent... Competed at the inaugural SEC Championship, going 0-1-1... In the SEC Championship meet vs. No. 2 Auburn, she held her Tiger opponent to a 140-140 tie... Competed at NCEA Nationals, going 2-1... In the opening round vs. New Mexico State on April 18, she earned a 135.5-122 victory... In the quarterfinals vs. TCU on April 19, she picked up a 136-134 win over her Horned Frog opponent... NCEA Academic Honorable Mention... NCEA Academic Honor Roll... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Spring 2013 Dean's List... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Fourth-year letter winner.

2011-2012: 9-4-1 regular season and post season combined record... 5-2-1 regular season record in Reining with one MVP... 4-2 postseason record... picked up her first win of the season against Fresno State on Sept. 23... Earned her second win of the season on Oct. 8 at Auburn in a 69.5-67.5 decision... Picked up a 73.5-72 win at No. 2 Georgia on Feb. 4 while winning her second career MVP... Defeated her Tiger opponent, 67.5-64.5 on Feb. 25 as the Gamecocks pulled a 12-6 upset over No. 1 Auburn at home... Completed her 2-for-2 weekend with a 66-57 win over her Baylor opponent on Feb. 26 as the Gamecocks upset the No. 4 Bears, 15-4... Held her Delaware State opponent to a 67.5-67.5 tie on March 16 in the regular season finale... Competed at SEC's, where she went 2-0 for the Gamecocks... In the opening round at SEC's on March 30, she defeated her Auburn opponent, 138.5-136.5... In the championship victory over No. 1 Georgia on March 31, she scored the meet-clinching point with a 137.5-136 victory over her Bulldog opponent... Competed at Nationals, going 2-2... Picked up a win over her Auburn opponent on April 12... Closed out Nationals with a win against Georgia on April 14... Third-year letter winner.

2010-2011: 4-6 regular-season and post-season combined record... 1-4 regular-season record in Reining... 3-2 post-season record... Competed in the Western team's season opener 9/25 against South Dakota State... Won her ride as part of a 9-0 Western team shutout win over No. 3 Georgia on 2/5... Member of the 2011 S.E.C. team... Member of the 2011 VENC team... Went 3-1 at Nationals... In the first round at Nationals, she defeated her Delaware State opponent, 142-136... improved to 2-0 at Nationals with a 141-136.5 win over Georgia... completed her 3-1 run at Nationals with a 141.5-140 win over Oklahoma State in the fifth-place competition... Second-year letter winner... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009-2010: 5-6-1 regular season record in reining... 1-3 post-season record... One MVP award... Member of the Southern Equestrian Championships competition team... went 1-0 at the Southern Equestrian Championships... member of the Varsity Equestrian National Championships competition team... Competed three times at VENC's... First-year letter winner.

High School: Named 2006 Georgia State FFA Western and Overall champion ... Horseman Quarter Horse Association of Georgia Charity Challenge Circuit champion ... Named Youth Reining reserve champion and Youth Horsemanship reserve champion at the Georgia State Federation State Horse Show ... Awarded Georgia State 4H Horse Show Sportsmanship Award ... Nominated for the United States Equestrian Drill Association Al-Star team.

AMANDA POPE - Reining
Year # Meets Record MVP's Reg. Season SEC NCEA
2011-12 14 9-4-1 1 5-2-1 2-0 2-2
2010-11 10 4-6 0 1-4 0-1 3-1
2009-10 16 6-9-1 1 5-6-1 1-0 0-3
Total 40 19-19-2 2 11-12-2 3-1 5-6

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