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Equestrian Jumps Three Spots to No. 3 in Latest Coaches Poll
Amber Henter is one of two freshman riders to post ten or more wins this season.

 
Amber Henter is one of two freshman riders to post ten or more wins this season.

April 4, 2012


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COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina jumped three spots to No. 3 in the latest equestrian coaches poll, it was announced today.

The Gamecocks have won six meets in a row, and are coming off their first ever Southern Equestrian Championship over the weekend. South Carolina defeated then No. 3 Auburn on Friday, and then edged No. 1 Georgia in raw scores on Saturday handing the Bulldogs their second home loss since the beginning of the dual-meet era (2003-2004).

The collegiate coaches competing under the National Collegiate Equestrian Association umbrella initiated the national poll.

The poll is released bi-monthly with with this being the final coaches poll of the 2011-2012 season.

South Carolina will wrap up its season next weekend, when the Gamecocks travel to Waco, Texas, to compete at the NCEA National Championships, which run April 12-14.

South Carolina's Hunt Seat team earned the No. 2 seed at Nationals, and with that comes a first round bye. The Gamecocks' Hunt Seat squad will face the winner of the Texas A&M/Fresno State.

The Gamecocks' Western squad earned the No. 5 seed at Nationals, and will face No. 12 seed Tennessee-Martin in the opening round. The winner of that meet will advance to face No. 4 seed Auburn in the second round.

Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Ranking/Team/Points
1. Georgia (63)
2. Oklahoma State (59)
3. South Carolina (55)
4. Texas A&M (52)
5. Auburn (48)
6. Baylor (33)
7. Kansas State (30)
8. New Mexico State (20)
9. Southern Methodist (10)
10. Fresno State (8)

Receiving votes - Texas Christian (7), Tennessee-Martin (1)


 

 

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