Johnna Letchworth and Alexa Anthony Named SEC Riders of the Month
Feb. 28, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina senior Johnna Letchworth (horsemanship) and junior Alexa Anthony (equitation over fences) were named SEC Riders of the Month for February, it was announced today. This is Letchworth’s second SEC Rider of the Month honor this season and third of her career, while Anthony claims her first SEC Rider of the Month honor, becoming the sixth Gamecock all-time to earn the recognition.
“This is a great recognition for both Johnna and Alexa and we’re all very proud of them,” South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. “February was a tough month for us on the schedule with two conference meets and two road meets, but we rode very well in all of those meets and were able to win them all, so it’s certainly nice to see Alexa and Johnna get recognized.
In winning her first ever SEC Rider of the Month honor, Anthony went 3-0 with three MVP honors during the month of February in equitation over fences, all against top-10 opponents. Two of her wins and two of her MVP honors came on the road. In each of her rides during February, her scores were the highest jumping scores of those particular meets.
While earning her third career SEC Rider of the Month honor, Letchworth posted a 3-0 horsemanship record with two MVPs during the month of February. In two of her three meets in February, she posted the event-high score while winning MVP honors.
The Gamecocks return to action on Saturday, Mar. 1, when Carolina hosts No. 2 Auburn in the final SEC regular season meet of the 2013-2014 season. Saturday’s meet begins at 10 a.m. at One Wood Farm in Blythewood, and admission is free.
SEC Riders of the Month – February 2014
â€¢ Equitation on the flat – Olivia Dorey/Georgia
â€¢ Equitation over fences – Alexa Anthony/South Carolina
â€¢ Horsemanship – Johnna Letchworth/South Carolina
â€¢ Reining – McKenzie Lantz/Georgia
South Carolina – SEC Riders of the Month (All-Time)
â€¢ February 2014 – Johnna Letchworth (horsemanship)
â€¢ February 2014 – Alexa Anthony (equitation over fences)
â€¢ November 2013 – Layla Choate (reining)
â€¢ October 2013 – Katherine Schmidt (equitation over fences)
â€¢ October 2013 – Johnna Letchworth (reining)
â€¢ March 2013 – Katherine Schmidt (equitation over fences)
â€¢ February 2013 – Johnna Letchworth (horsemanship)
â€¢ November 2012 – Amber Henter (equitation over fences)
â€¢ November 2012 – Kelsey Urban (horsemanship)