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Samantha Nicholson
Samantha  Nicholson


Decatur, Ga.

High School:





Equestrian Team Holds End of Season Banquet on Sunday

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


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

Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia


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


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.

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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