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Aug 16, 2013

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August 16, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina head coach Boo Major announced today the signing of Lisa Perri (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) to a national letter of intent to join the Gamecock equestrian program for the 2013-2014 season. Perri will ride with Carolina’s hunt seat team and she is the program’s lone hunt seat signee from the spring signing period.

“We’re excited about Lisa joining our team because she has a strong background and we really feel like she’s going to be able to help us on the hunt seat side,” Major said. “She certainly has the ability to compete in both equitation and equitation over fences, but she is a very strong equitation rider and I’m excited to see what she’s able to do once practice begins.”

Perri’s trainer is Troy Hendricks.

From 2010-2012, Perri earned the highest equitation score at the USPC Championships East. In 2010, she was pinned top-10 at The Devon Horse Show, and from 2009-2011, she was the CCHSA equitation champion.

During her career at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pa., Perri made the honor roll all four years. She also earned advanced scores all four years on Pennsylvania’s annual statewide standardized test in mathematics and writing.

Born in Philadelphia to parents Frank and Donna Perri, she has an older sister, Gina Perri.

Perri chose South Carolina over the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and Penn State University. While at South Carolina, Perri will major in chemistry.