Sydney Smith
Sydney  Smith

RS Senior

Madison, Conn.

High School:
Daniel Hand

Equitation & Over Fences


2016-17: Named to the All-SEC Team for equitation over fences... Ended the season with records of 6-8-1 on the flat and 8-6-1 over fences... Finished 4-1-1 in jumping battles during the SEC season... Earned a point on the flat in the Alabama exhibition, 84-62, on Sept. 16... Won a jumping point against No. 5 Baylor, 81-79, on Sept. 23... Earned her jumping point against No. 3 Texas A&M on Sept. 30, 84-35... Was an 81-74 winner in equitation over fences on Oct. 9 in the victory over No. 2 Georgia... Collected a point in equitation on the flat Nov. 4 against No. 9 Fresno State, 63-57... Earned a jumping draw, 78-all, against No. 4 Auburn on Nov. 18... Won her flat battle in the victory over Delaware State on Feb. 4, 81-0... Won MOP honors in equitation over fences on Feb. 10 against No. 2 Texas A&M with an 86-81 win... Won her flat point against No. 10 TCU on Feb. 12, 78-67... Won a jumping point, 84-78, against No. 4 Auburn on Feb. 25... Earned two points in her final home meet, March 4 against No. 7 SMU... Earned her flat matchup, 79-69, and her fences battle, 87-84, against the Mustangs... Won a flat point in the SEC Championship semifinals March 24 against No. 5 Georgia, 133-114... Added a jumping point March 25 against No. 4 Texas A&M in the consolation round, 162-153... Won two points at the NCEA Championship quarterfinals April 13 against No. 11 South Dakota State, 159-136 on the flat and 166-149 over fences.

2015-2016: 8-8-1 overall record in hunt seat action with one M.O.P. award ... 7-8-1 record in equitation over fences with one M.O.P. ... 1-0 record in equitation on the flat... Won her first point of the season on Oct. 2 in the Gamecocks' win over TCU, beating her opponent 85-77, in equitation over fences, and later competed in a flat exhibition... On Nov. 6 at No. 3 Baylor, she won her jumping point, 83-70... Won her first career M.O.P. on Nov. 7 at SMU with an 88-86 victory... Closed out the fall with her third straight victory, a 76-70 win over her opponent from No. 2 Georgia... Opened the spring semester with an 85-68 over her UT-Martin opponent on Jan. 29, also performing a flat demo later in the meet... Won her second M.O.P. of the season and of her career on March 4 against Delaware State, beating he opponent, 85-80... Competed at the SEC Championship and went undefeated with a 2-0-1 mark... In the semifinal round vs. No. 1 Auburn on March 25, she won her jumping point, 160-141... In the SEC third place win over No. 4 Texas A&M on March 26, she made her equitation on the flat debut and won her point, 154-147, and went on to hold her opponent to a 160-160 tie in equitation over fences... Competed in the first round at the NCEA National Championship against SMU.

2014-2015: 6-7-1 record in equitation over fences... In the SEC opener vs. No. 1 Georgia on Oct. 3, she won an exhibition in equitation over fences, knocking off her opponent, 77-73... Competed in equitation over fences in the Gamecocks' 10-9 win at No. 3 Auburn on Oct. 10... In the Gamecocks' fall finale victory at No. 8 Oklahoma State on Nov. 21, she won her point, 78-77... Opened the spring semester with an 84-76 victory over No. 5 SMU... Won her third straight point on Feb. 7 with a 87-76 victory against her opponent from No.5 Georgia... In the Gamecocks' Senior Day victory over No. 4 Auburn on Feb. 28, she beat her Tiger opponent, 79-72... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal round against Texas A&M on March 27, she held her Aggie opponent to a 158-158 tie... Competed at the National Championship, going 2-1... In the quarterfinal victory over No. 6 Fresno State, she knocked off her Bulldog opponent, 147-120... In the National Championship victory over No. 1 Georgia, she won her jumping point, 147-132.

2013-2014: 0-2 record in equitation over fences... Made her first career start on Feb. 1 at New Mexico State... In the Sept. 27 meet against Fresno State, she won an exhibition in equitation over fences, 78-77.5... Won her second exhibition point of the season on Oct. 25 at No. 9 Texas A&M, defeating her opponent, 82-62, in equitation over fences... Second-year letter winner.

2012-2013: Joined the Gamecocks in the Spring 2013 semester... Redshirt year... Spring 2013 Dean's List... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... First-year letter winner.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2016-17 Equitation Over Fences 15 1 8 6 1 4-1-1
2015-16 Equitation Over Fences 16 2 7 8 1 1-5
2014-15 Equitation Over Fences 14 0 6 7 1 2-3
2013-14 Equitation Over Fences 2 0 0 2 0 0-0
Career Equitation Over Fences 47 3 22 23 3 7-9-1

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2016-17 Equitation on the Flat 15 0 6 8 1 0-5-1
2015-16 Equitation on the Flat 1 0 1 0 0 0-0
2014-15 Equitation on the Flat 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
2013-14 Equitation on the Flat 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
Career Equitation on the Flat 16 0 7 8 1 0-5-1