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Sept. 15, 2014

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of South Carolina equestrian team received its 2014 SEC Championship rings in an on-field ceremony at Saturday’s South Carolina-Georgia football game at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecock equestrian team won their second straight SEC title on March 29, becoming South Carolina’s first program to win consecutive SEC Championships.

The team was recognized on the field in front of a sellout crowd of 84,323 that saw the football team upset the sixth-ranked Bulldogs, 38-35.

“It was a special moment for our team and getting cheered in front of that many fans is something that I know meant a lot to the girls,” Gamecock head coach Boo Major said. “We decided to so something a little different with this year’s rings for the girls and they all loved it. Tuck Dieter and his staff at Balfour did an outstanding job on these rings and they have been great to work with on both of our SEC Championship rings.”

The riders received their rings prior to Saturday’s on-field recognition, which took place after the first quarter in front of the Gamecocks’ sideline.

The Gamecock equestrian team kicks off the 2014-15 season on Friday, when South Carolina travels to Manhattan, Kan. to face Kansas State. The Gamecocks’ home opener will be on Oct. 3 when Carolina hosts Georgia in a rematch of the SEC Championship meet and NCEA National Championship meet. Admission is free to all home competitions.