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Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ridgefield, Conn.

High School:
Ridgefield

Event:
Equitation & Over Fences

Experience:
2VL

Major:
Marketing

04/16/2014

Gamecocks Ready for 2014 NCEA National Championship in Waco

Carolina set to face Fresno State/TCU winner on Friday

04/14/2014

Connor Shaw and Katherine Schmidt Named AgSouth Athletes of the Year

Shaw (football) and Schmidt (equestrian) are both all-time wins leaders

04/09/2014

Johnna Letchworth and Katherine Schmidt Named SEC Riders of the Year

Gamecock duo wins 3-of-5 major conference awards

04/07/2014

Gamecock Riders Earn Eight All-SEC Team Selections for 2013-2014

Katherine Schmidt named to All-SEC Team in both equitation on the flat and over fences

04/04/2014

Gamecock Equestrians to Participate in Curing Kids Cancer Event on Saturday

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

03/16/2014

Equestrian at Auburn (Nov. 9, 2013)

The Gamecocks defeated Auburn, 12-6, at the Auburn University Horse Center.

03/16/2014

Equestrian vs. Fresno State (9/27/13)

South Carolina defeated Fresno State, 17-2, to improve to 2-0 on the season.

03/16/2014

Equestrian vs. Georgia (10/11/2013)

The Gamecocks dropped a 10-10 tiebreaker to Georgia on Friday at One Wood Farm.

03/15/2014

2013 NCEA National Championships

April 18-20, 2013: The SEC Champion Gamecocks competed at the 2013 NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas.

03/15/2014

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

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

2013-2014: 11-1 record in hunt seat action with four MVP's... 6-0 record in equitation over fences with four MVP's... 5-1 record in equitation on the flat with one MVP... Opened the season going 2-for-2 with one MVP against No. 5 Kansas State on Sept. 20, picking up her 10th career MVP win with an 87-83 win in equitation over fences, followed by an 86-82 win in equitation on the flat... Improved to 4-0 one week later on Sept. 27 vs. Fresno State while also sweeping both hunt seat MVP's - posted event-high scores in equitation over fences (89) and equitation on the flat (88)... Improved to 4-0 in equitation over fences on Oct. 4 with a 77-76 win at Delaware State... Went 2-for-2 against SMU on Oct. 5 in a neutral site meet in Dover, Del. - won her equitation over fences point, 82-70, followed by an 80-78 win in equitation on the flat... Went 2-for-2 in the SEC opener against No. 1 Georgia on Oct. 11 while winning her fourth MVP of the season - picked up the MVP with a 79-74 win in equitation over fences, followed by a 76-74 victory in equitation on the flat... Named NCEA National Rider of the Month for September in equitation over fences, her third career national rider of the month honor... Won her 10th and 11th points of the season on Oct. 25 at No. 9 Texas A&M along with her fifth MVP of the season, picking up MVP honors in equitation over fences with an 86-80 win, followed by an 83-79 win in equitation on the flat... Named SEC Rider of the Month for October in equitation over fences, her second time earning conference Rider of the Month honors.

2012-2013: 2013 All-SEC Equestrian Team (Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat)... 2013 SEC All-Championship Team (Equitation on the Flat)... 2013 NCEA Honorable Mention All-American in Equitation on the Flat and Equitation Over Fences... 22-10 overall record in Hunt Seat action with three MVP's... 16-8 regular season record in Hunt Seat action with three MVP's... 8-4 regular season record in Equitation on the Flat with two MVP's and 8-4 regular season record in Equitation Over Fences with one MVP... 6-2 postseason record with one MVP (3-1 in Equitation Over Fences with one MVP; 3-1 in Equitation on the Flat)... Started the season going 2-for-2 against No. 5 Oklahoma State on Sept. 29, winning both of her rides in Equitation on the Flat and Equitation Over Fences... In the upset win at No. 1 Georgia on Nov. 2, she won her Flat point, defeating her Bulldog opponent, 82-72... At No. 4 Texas A&M on Nov. 16, she defeated her Aggie opponent, 84-80 in Equitation Over Fences... On Nov. 17 at No. 8 Baylor, she picked up a 72-63 win in Equitation on the Flat... Closed out the fall semester winning her first Most Outstanding Player award of the season, as she scored an event-high 90 to defeat her opponent from SMU... Went 2-for-2 at No. 2 Auburn on Feb. 14 with one MVP - started the day with a 71-69 win in Equitation Over Fences, followed by a MVP win as she defeated her Tiger opponent, 84-72 in Equitation on the Flat... Went 2-for-2 on Feb. 23 against No. 6 Texas A&M - picking up a 80-73 win in Equitation Over Fences, followed by a 79-63 win in Equitation on the Flat to become the first rider on the team during the season to reach 10 wins... Went 2-for-2 in the home finale against Delaware State on March 1, picking up a 86.5-72 win in Equitation Over Fences and a 83-79 win in Equitation on the Flat... Went 2-for-2 at No. 8 Kansas State on March 8, picking up an 84-69 win in Equitation Over Fences and an 82-81 victory in Equitation on the Flat... Closed out the regular season going 2-for-2 at No. 3 Oklahoma State with one MVP as she won her first Over Fences MVP of the season with an event-high score of 85, along with a 76-75 win in Equitation on the Flat... Competed at SEC's, where she went 4-0 with one MVP... In the opening round meet vs. No. 1 Georgia, she went 2-for-2, picking up a 165-149 MVP win in Equitation Over Fences, followed by a 153-151 win in Equitation on the Flat... In the championship meet vs. No. 2 Auburn, she went 2-for-2 again, posting a 166-163 win in Equitation Over Fences and a 160-156 win in Equitation on the Flat... Competed at NCEA Nationals... In the quarterfinals vs. Texas A&M on April 19, she went 2-for-2, collecting wins in both Equitation on the Flat (167-163) and Equitation Over Fences (156-0)... NCEA Academic First Team... NCEA Academic Honor Roll... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Voted Equitation on the Flat MVP at the team banquet... Won the Hunt Seat Grooming Award at the team banquet with Alexa Anthony... Second-year letter winner.

2011-2012: 2011-2012 AgSouth Female Athlete of the Year... 25-7 regular season and postseason combined record... 5-0 postseason record in Equitation Over Fences... 4-1 postseason record in Equitation on the Flat... 16-6 regular season record with five MVP's in Hunt Seat action... Led the Gamecocks in regular season wins with 16... 8-3 record in Equitation on the Flat with two MVP's... 8-3 record in Equitation Over Fences with two MVP's... began her career as a Gamecock going 2-for-2 against Fresno State in the season opener on Sept. 23, winning 74-51 on the Flat and winning 86-55 Over Fences, earning an MVP for her 31-point win... Improved to 4-0 a week later, as she went 2-for-2 against TCU on Sept. 30, with a 84-70 win in Equitation on the Flat and a 88-80 win in Equitation Over Fences... went 2-for-2 at New Mexico State on Oct. 29 with a 71-64 win on the Flat and a 80-77 win in Equitation Over Fences... went 2-for-2 against Oklahoma State on Jan. 29, scoring event-highs in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation Over Fences. In Equitation on the Flat, she defeated her opponent, 82-86, and in Equitation Over Fences, she earned MVP for her 84-81 victory... Selected to compete in the Equitation on the Flat bracket at the third annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge at the 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla... Earned a second place finish at the Collegiate Equitation Challenge (Equitation on the Flat bracket) at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival... Less than 24-hours after her second place finish at WEF, she went 2-for-2 at No. 10 UT-Martin on Feb. 11, winning both of her Hunt Seat rides while claiming an MVP in Equitation on the Flat... Went 2-for-2 against No. 1 Auburn on Feb. 25 as the Gamecocks upset the Tigers, 12-6 - won her jumping point, 83-71 and then won her fourth MVP of the season and second Flat MVP of the season with an event-high score of 90... Completed a perfect 4-for-4 weekend on Feb. 26 when she went 2-for-2 against No. 4 Baylor while improving her record to 14-6 overall as part of a 10-0 Hunt Seat sweep over the Bears - picked up an 84-70 win in Equitation Over Fences and then defeated her Baylor opponent, 74-73, in Equitation on the Flat... Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 27, 2012 for her 4-for-4 weekend in upset wins over No. 1 Auburn and No. 4 Baylor... Went 2-for-2 in the regular season finale at Delaware State on March 16 - Defeated her opponent, 86-83 in Equitation on the Flat, and then defeated her opponent, 85-83 in Equitation Over Fences as she claimed her 15th and 16th points of the regular season while winning her fifth MVP... Competed at the Southern Equestrian Championships, where she went 3-for-4 in Hunt Seat action... In the opening round victory over No. 3 Auburn on March 30, she went 2-for-2, with a 179-172 win in Equitation Over Fences and a 168-160 win in Equitation on the Flat... In the Southern Equestrian Championship win over No. 1 Georgia on March 31, she went 1-for-2 with a 175-169 win in Equitation Over Fences... Competed at NCEA's, leading the Gamecocks with a perfect 6-0 mark in Hunt Seat action, going 3-0 in Equitation on the Flat and 3-0 in Equitation Over Fences... Went 2-for-2 against Texas A&M on April 13, picking up a 154-135 win on the Flat followed by a 166-156 win Over Fences... Completed her 4-for-4 day by going 2-for-2 against Oklahoma State, as she dropped her Cowgirl opponent 155-148 in Equitation on the Flat followed by a 168-166 win in Equitation Over Fences... Completed her perfect 6-0 run at Nationals on April 14 as she went 2-for-2 against Kansas State with a 155-143 win on the Flat and a 169-163 win in Equitation Over Fences... Named "Equitation Over Fences MVP" and "Most Outstanding Freshman" at the team banquet... Fall 2011 Dean's List... Spring 2012 Dean's List... First-year letter winner.

High School: Attended Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Conn... Ranked in the Top-15 in the Rygate National Equitation Rankings... Qualified and competed at the USEF Talent Search Finals and the ASPCA Maclay Finals... 2010 - Reserve Champion at the New England Equitation Championships... 5th Place at the USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup... 8th Place at the George Morris Excellence in Equitation Classic... Top ribbon at the Devon Horse Show in Equitation... USEF Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Finals... 2009 - Top ribbon at the Devon Horse Show in Equitation... USEF Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Finals... 2008 - USEF Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Finals... 2007 - 6th Place at Marshall and Sterling National Childrens Medal Finals.

Career Equitation Over Fences 43 8 34 9 0 0-0
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Ties SEC
2013-14 Equitation Over Fences 11 4 11 0 0 0-0
2012-13 Equitation Over Fences 16 2 11 5 0 0-0
2011-12 Equitation Over Fences 16 2 12 4 0 n/a
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Ties SEC
Career Equitation On the Flat 43 7 32 10 1 0-0
2013-14 Equitation on the Flat 11 2 8 2 1 0-0
2012-13 Equitation On the Flat 16 2 11 5 0 0-0
2011-12 Equitation On the Flat 16 3 13 3 0 n/a

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