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March 20, 2014

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina equestrian coach Boo Major on Thursday announced the signing of hunt seat rider Lauren Fabiano (Malvern, Pa./The Agnes Irwin School) to a National Letter of Intent to join the Gamecocks for the 2014-2015 season. Fabiano will compete in both equitation over fences and equitation on the flat for Carolina.

“We’re really excited to have Lauren join us for next season and we think she’s going to be a great addition to our hunt seat team,” Major said. “We’re always happy to get a rider that trains with Frank Madden, and Lauren is certainly a talented rider that has performed exceptionally well in the bigger shows.”

Fabiano trains with Frank Madden at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y.

In 2013, Fabiano was the USET Bronze Medal Winner. Since 2010, she has qualified for the ASPCA Maclay Finals, USEF Medal Finals, and USET Talent Search Finals every year. Fabiano also won the 2013 President’s Cup Equitation Challenge at the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show. She has earned top ribbons in the equitation at shows such as Devon, the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Vermont Summer Festival, Lake Placid, and Old Salem. Fabiano also has a top-25 finish at the ASPCA Maclay Finals on her resume.

A senior at The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, Pa., Fabiano is actively involved in a variety of community service projects and organizations. Currently, she volunteers with the Hives for Lives Club, an organization that sells homemade honey to raise money for cancer research. Fabiano also participates in fundraisers to help raise money for the SEGA Girls School in Kenya, and helped produce a horse show to benefit Thorncroft, a therapeutic riding center in her hometown.

Her parents are Leonard and Patricia Fabiano, and she has a younger brother, Tyler Fabiano.

Fabiano currently plans to major in environmental science while at South Carolina. She chose the Gamecocks over Southern Methodist University.