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Oct. 13, 2014


University of South Carolina senior Sam Chiodo has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week, it was announced Monday. Chiodo is a captain on the Gamecocks equestrian team.

In Friday’s 10-9 upset win at No. 3 Auburn, Chiodo won a critical point for the Gamecocks. Trailing 5-4, she posted an event-high score (74.5) in horsemanship win her point and tie the meet at 5-5, earning Chiodo her second Most Outstanding Player award of the season. The Gamecocks took the lead shortly thereafter and held on to beat the Tigers for their first win of season.

Chiodo, a native of Mount Pleasant, Mich., is 3-0 for the Gamecocks this season with two M.O.P. honors. All three of her scores this season are the Gamecocks’ top-3 horsemanship scores.

The equestrian team returns to action on Friday, Oct. 31 when the Gamecocks host Texas A&M at One Wood Farm in Blythewood.