2013 SEC Equestrian Awards Announced
<b>Kimberly McCormack was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year</b>
 
Kimberly McCormack was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

April 12, 2013


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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced its inaugural end-of-season equestrian awards, as voted upon by the league’s four head coaches.

South Carolina head coach Boo Major was named the 2013 SEC Equestrian Coach of the Year, after leading her team to the inaugural SEC Equestrian Championship with wins against then-No. 1 Georgia and then-No. 2 Auburn.

South Carolina’s Kimberly McCormack took home the 2013 SEC Equestrian Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor. McCormack has a 4.0 grade point average in geophysics and marine sciences and has earned recognition both on the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the NCEA All-Academic First Team. She became the first rider in school history to compete in 100 head-to-head rides and was a member of the 2013 SEC All-Championship Team for Equitation Over Fences.

McCormack also earned the SEC’s Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Year recognition. She posted an 11-1 record in the event with one MVP honor in 2012-13. She won 10 consecutive jumping points dating back to Nov. 2 at Georgia and was named October’s Most Outstanding Hunt Seat Rider of the Month by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. McCormack, who was named to the SEC All-Championship Team in the event, posted the most wins over fences on her team this year and logged the SEC’s highest fences score of the regular season at 94.

South Carolina’s Johnna Letchworth is the SEC Horsemanship Rider of the Year. She charted a 10-2-1 record with five MVP honors and led her team in MVP recognition. Letchworth led the SEC in horsemanship wins with 10, including eight in SEC meets. She posted the SEC’s highest horsemanship score of 80.5 on Feb. 14.

The All-SEC team and the Freshman All-SEC team consist of up to 20 members across the four events, as voted on by the league’s head coaches, and ties are not broken.

A complete list of the 2013 SEC Equestrian Awards is available below.

2013 SEC Equestrian Awards

SEC Coach of the Year: Boo Major, South Carolina

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kimberly McCormack, South Carolina

SEC Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Year: Kimberly McCormack, South Carolina
SEC Equitation On The Flat Rider of the Year: Carly Anthony, Georgia
SEC Horsemanship Rider of the Year: Johnna Letchworth, South Carolina
SEC Reining Rider of the Year: McKenzie Lantz, Georgia

SEC Freshman Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Year: Elizabeth Benson, Auburn
SEC Freshman Equitation On The Flat Rider of the Year: Samantha Smith, South Carolina
SEC Co-Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year: Griffin Knight, Auburn
SEC Co-Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year: Kelsey Urban, South Carolina
SEC Freshman Reining Rider of the Year: Hailey Munger, Auburn

2013 All-SEC Equestrian Team
· Carly Anthony, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
· Kylee Arbuckle, Georgia (Equitation On The Flat)
· Elizabeth Benson, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences)
· Cheyenne Cracraft, Auburn (Reining)
· Jennifer Delman, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)
· Olivia Dorey, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)
· Audrey Jewell, South Carolina (Reining)
· Megan Hawkins, Georgia (Horsemanship)
· Amber Henter, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences)
· McKenzie Lantz, Georgia (Reining)
· Johnna Letchworth, South Carolina (Horsemanship)
· Christina Lin, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)
· Kimberly McCormack, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences)
· Abby O’Mara, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)
· Grace Rogers, Georgia (Equitation On the Flat)
· Indy Roper, Auburn (Horsemanship, Reining)
· Stephanie Rucci, Auburn (Horsemanship)
· Maria Salazar, Georgia (Horsemanship)
· Katherine Schmidt, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
· Samantha Smith, South Carolina (Equitation On The Flat)
· Laura Sumrall, Texas A&M (Reining)

2013 SEC All-Freshman Equestrian Team
· Elizabeth Benson, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences)
· Sarah Bouchard, South Carolina (Reining)
· Hasbrouck Donovan, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)
· Leylan Gleeson, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)
· Hannah Jechow, Texas A&M (Reining)
· Griffin Knight, Auburn (Horsemanship)
· Rachel Kolb, Georgia (Horsemanship)
· Ryann McKinzie, Texas A&M (Reining)
· Sarah Milliren, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)
· Hailey Munger, Auburn (Reining)
· Marlena Parker, Texas A&M (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
· Logan Pluhar, Texas A&M (Reining)
· Emily Reynolds, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
· Samantha Smith, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
· Kelsey Urban, South Carolina (Horsemanship)
· Hannah Williams, Texas A&M (Equitation On The Flat)