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March 14, 2015

At last year’s SEC Championship in Blythewood, then-junior Alexa Anthony was named Most Outstanding Performer in equitation on the flat as the Gamecocks defeated Georgia in a tiebreaker to win the title.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The seeds for the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championship have been set, it was announced today by the league office. This year’s SEC Championship runs March 27-28 in College Station, Texas.

South Carolina (9-3, 4-2 SEC) earned the No. 2 seed at this year’s championship and will face No. 3 seed Texas A&M (7-5, 3-3 SEC) in the opening round on Friday, March 27 in College station. Georgia (9-4, 4-2 SEC) earned the No. 1 seed and will face No. 4 seed Auburn (6-6, 1-5 SEC) in the opening round on March 27. Both competitions will begin at 11 a.m. ET.

The two winning teams from the opening round will face off in the SEC Championship meet on Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. ET. The two losing teams will compete in a consolation meet at 10 a.m. ET.

“We are looking forward to competing against Texas A&M in the opening round at the SEC Championship,” South Carolina head coach Boo Major said. “They are a very tough team to face, and they’re certainly a force to be reckoned with on their home turf. We have been challenged a lot this year and the SEC Championship will be no exception. Our team will need to be firing on all cylinders in order to be successful.”

Both Georgia and South Carolina finished SEC play with identical 4-2 records. The two teams tied in the first tiebreaker (head-to-head points), with each school winning 20 points against the other during the regular season. Georgia won the second tiebreaker, head-to-head raw scores (with the western equivalency factored in), 3,105-3,031, a difference of 74 points.

South Carolina and Texas A&M split their regular season series for the second year in a row, with each team winning at home. South Carolin defeated the Aggies, 12-8, on Oct. 31, and Texas A&M handed the Gamecocks their only spring loss, defeating Carolina, 11-8, on Feb. 21.