Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Wakefield, R.I.

High School:
South Kingstown

Event:
Equitation Over Fences

Experience:
3VL

Major:
Business


2014-2015: 1-1 record in hunt seat action... 1-0 in equitation over fences... 0-1 in equitation on the flat... In the season opener at Kansas State, she defeated her opponent, 79-65, in equitation over fences.

2013-2014: 23-12-1 record in hunt seat action with three MVPs... 11-7 record in equitation on the flat with three MVPs... 12-5-1 record in equitation over fences... Opened the season with 2-for-2 performances in four straight meets... In the season opener vs. No. 5 Kansas State on Sept. 20, she picked up an 84-72 win in equitation over fences along with an 81-78 win in equitation on the flat... Went 2-for-2 vs. Fresno State on Sept. 27, winning her point in equitation over fences, 85-74, followed by a 72-42 win in equitation on the flat... Improved to 6-0 on the season in the team's first road meet of the season, going 2-for-2 at Delaware State on Oct. 4 while winning her first MVP of the season - edged her opponent, 79-74 in equitation over fences, then went on to win her first MVP of the season with an 85-49 victory in equitation on the flat... Improved to 8-0 on Oct. 5 in a neutral site meet against SMU, defeating her opponent, 85-83 in equitation over fences, followed by an 82-79 win in equitation on the flat along with her second MVP of the year... In the SEC opener against No. 1 Georgia on Oct. 11, she picked up an 84-82 victory in equitation over fences... Won her 10th point of the season on Oct. 25 at No. 9 Texas A&M, defeating her opponent, 76-75, in equitation on the flat... Earned a 71-70 win in equitation over fences at Auburn on Nov. 9... Closed out the fall semester with a 73-63 victory in equitation on the flat at South Dakota State on Nov. 23... Kicked off the spring semester with an 85-84 win in equitation over fences at New Mexico State on Feb. 1... Went 2-for-2 in the win at Georgia on Feb. 8, picking up a 79-78 win in equitation over fences along with an 81-77 victory in equitation on the flat... Went 2-for-2 with one MVP in the win over Texas A&M on Feb. 22 - after starting the day with an 83-76 win in equitation over fences, she won her third flat MVP of the season with an 86-84 win over her Aggie opponent... In the senior day win over Auburn on March 1, she earned a 70-65 win in equitation on the flat... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal win over Texas A&M on March 28, she went undefeated on the day, picking up a 160-132 win on the flat, and then holding her Aggie opponent to a 160-160 tie in equitation over fences... In the SEC Championship win over Georgia on March 28, she won her jumping point, 175-165... Competed at the NCEA National Championship... Went 2-for-2 in the quarterfinals win over TCU on April 18 - defeated her opponent 153-114 on the flat, followed by a 166-158 victory in equitation over fences... In the national championship loss to Georgia on April 19, she earned a 161-137 victory in equitation over fences... Voted "Equitation MVP" at the team banquet... Third-year letter winner.

2012-2013: 2013 SEC Freshman Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Year... 2013 SEC All-Freshman Equestrian Team (Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat)... 14-11-1 overall record with two MVP's... 11-7-1 regular season record in Hunt Seat action with two MVP's... 6-3-1 regular season record in Equitation Over Fences and 4-4 regular season record in Equitation on the Flat with two MVP's... 4-4 postseason record (2-2 in Equitation on the Flat; 2-2 in Equitation Over Fences)... Picked up her first career win in her first ride as a Gamecock against No. 5 Oklahoma State on Sept. 29, winning her point in Equitation Over Fences, 82-79 as part of a 5-0 sweep for the jumping squad... Held her Auburn opponent to an 81-81 tie in Equitation Over Fences on Oct. 4, which proved critical as the Gamecocks defeated the Tigers, 10-9... In the upset win at No. 1 Georgia on Nov. 2, she picked up an Equitation Over Fences win, 78-75... Went 4-0 during the month of November with one Most Outstanding Player award... Went 2-for-2 on the road at No. 4 Texas A&M on Nov. 16 while also winning her first career Most Outstanding Player award - started the meet with an event-high score of 81 on the Flat to defeat her Aggie opponent while also earning the M.O.P. for the event, then completed her 2-for-2 day with an 84-71 victory in Equitation Over Fences... Capped off her perfect November with an 83-71 win in Equitation Over Fences at No. 8 Baylor on Nov. 17... Began the spring semester with a 1-for-2 day against No. 3 Georgia on Feb. 2, as she defeated her Bulldog opponent, 81-78 in Equitation on the Flat... Went 1-for-2 at No. 2 Auburn on Feb. 14, picking up a 90-71 victory over her Tiger opponent in Equitation Over Fences... Went 1-for-2 at home on Feb. 23 vs. No. 6 Texas A&M as she picked up an 81-68 win over her Aggie opponent in Equitation Over Fences... Went 2-for-2 in the home finale against Delaware State on March 1, picking up an 88-86 win in Equitation Over Fences and an 84-60 win in Equitation on the Flat... Closed out the regular season winning her second MVP of the season with an event-high score of 78 in Equitation on the Flat to defeat her opponent at No. 3 Oklahoma State on March 9... Competed at SEC's, going 3-1 for the Gamecocks including a perfect 2-0 mark in Equitation on the Flat... In the opening round meet vs. No. 1 Georgia on March 28, she went 2-for-2, winning her points in Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat... In the championship meet vs. No. 2 Auburn on March 29, she scored an event-high 161 to defeat her Tiger opponent... Competed at NCEA Nationals, going 1-3... In the semifinals vs. Georgia, she defeated her Bulldog opponent, 150-141, in Equitation Over Fences... Second-year letter winner.

2011-2012: Joined the team in the spring of 2012... Redshirt season... First-year letter winner.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2014-15 Equitation Over Fences 1 0 1 0 0 0-0
2013-14 Equitation Over Fences 18 0 12 5 1 4-2
2012-13 Equitation Over Fences 14 0 8 5 1 0-0
Career Equitation Over Fences 33 0 21 10 2 4-2
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2014-15 Equitation on the Flat 1 0 0 1 0 0-0
2013-14 Equitation on the Flat 18 3 11 7 0 4-2
2012-13 Equitation on the Flat 12 2 6 6 0 0-0
Career Equitation on the Flat
31 5 17 14 0 4-2