Samantha Smith
Samantha  Smith

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Wakefield, R.I.

High School:
South Kingstown

Event:
Equitation Over Fences

Experience:
4VL

Major:
Business


2015-2016: 13-15-2 record in hunt seat action with four M.O.P. awards ... 5-9-1 record in equitation over fences with two M.O.P. awards ... 8-6-1 record in equitation on the flat with two M.O.P. awards... Opened the season going 2-for-2 with one MVP in the Gamecocks' season opener at South Dakota State on Sept. 25 - winning her jumping point and first MVP of the season with an 84-83 win, followed by an 87-82 win in equitation on the flat... Win 2-for-2 with one M.O.P. in the Gamecocks' win over TCU on Oct. 2, defeating her opponent 81-74 in equitation over fences and ending the day with an 86-79 win in equitation on the flat while also picking up her second M.O.P. in as many meets... Improved to 5-3 on Oct. 29 with a flat victory at No. 6 Texas A&M... Held her Baylor opponent to a 84-84 tie in equitation over fences on Nov. 6... Went 2-for-2 at SMU on Nov. 7, winning her jumping point, 80-63, and winning her flat point, 82-70... Made her spring debut in the meet against No. 2 Georgia on Feb. 6, winning her flat point, 83-81... Won her third M.O.P. of the season against No. 3 Texas A&M on Feb. 20 as she won her jumping point, 85-84... Won her fourth M.O.P. of the season on March 4 against No. 6 SMU in a neutral site meet in Harrington, Del., beating her opponent, 86-75... Competed at the SEC Championship... Went 2-for-2 in the third place win over No. 4 Texas A&M on March 26 - won her flat point, 152-133, and finished the day with a 164-163 victory in equitation over fences... Competed against SMU in the first round of the NCEA National Championship, winning her flat point, 158-146.

2014-2015: 16-12 record in hunt seat action with one MVP... 10-5 in equitation over fences with one MVP... 6-7 in equitation on the flat... In the season opener at Kansas State, she defeated her opponent, 79-65, in equitation over fences... Won her second point of the season and first MVP of the year in the SEC opener vs. No. 1 Georgia on Oct. 3, knocking off her Bulldog opponent, 88-87... In the Gamecocks' 10-9 win at No. 3 Auburn on Oct. 10, she posted her an 85-81.3 win over her Tiger opponent in equitation on the flat... Went 1-1 against No. 9 Texas A&M on Oct. 21, winning her jumping point, 83-78... In the Gamecocks' fall finale, she defeated her opponent from No. 7 Fresno State, 86-35, in equitation over fences... Went 1-1 at No. 4 Georgia on Feb. 7, winning her flat point, 85-76... Won her first MVP of the season in a neutral site win over Delaware State in Bishop Ga., with an 87-60 win in equitation over fences... Went 2-for-2 at No. 6 Texas A&M on Feb. 21, winning her jumping point, 84-82, and winning her flat point, 87-85... Went 2-for-2 against No. 3 Baylor in the Gamecocks' regular season finale on March 6, as she won her jumping point, 86-84, and beat her opponent on the flat, 69-67... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal meet against Texas A&M on March 27, she defeated her Aggie opponent, 150-133, in equitation on the flat... In the consolation round against Auburn on March 28, she won her jumping point, 158-130... Competed at the National Championship in Waco, Texas... In Carolina's quarterfinal victory over Fresno State on April 17, she went 2-for2, winning her flat point, 152-136 and knocking off her opponent in the jumping, 156.5-138... In the National Championship victory over No. 1 Georgia, she won her point in equitation over fences, 176-168.

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.

SAMANTHA SMITH
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2015-16 Equitation Over Fences 15 2 5 9 1 1-7
2014-15 Equitation Over Fences 15 1 10 5 0 3-3
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 62 3 35 24 3 8-10

SAMANTHA SMITH
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2015-16 Equitation on the Flat 15 2 8 6 1 2-3-1
2014-15 Equitation on the Flat 13 0 6 7 0 3-3
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 57 7 30 26 1 9-8-1