Gamecocks Conclude Season with Banquet
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina equestrian team concluded its season with an end-of-year banquet, handing out awards and honors to both student-athletes and staff.
In addition to team recognitions, head coach Boo Major, associate head coach Ruth Sorrel and assistant coach Kristen Terebesi all gave their remarks on the season.
Toward the end, the 2019-20 captains were announced. On the Hunter Seat side, soon-to-be senior Madison Sellman was selected, while Jordan Scott was chosen for the Western team.
Below is the awards list for the 2018-19 season:
Horsemanship MVP: senior Madison Thiel
Reining MVP: junior Caroline Gute
Equitation on the Flat MVP: senior Madison Brayman
Equitation Over Fences MVP: sophomore Tyler Petrie
Most Outstanding freshman: Sloane Vogt
Spirt Award: sophomore Addie Cromer
Most Dedicated: Brayman
Most Improved: Senior Quinn Brandt
- Western: Peaches and Vogt
- Hunter Seat: Kenny and senior Sarah Isgett, freshman Kit Cunningham
Most Outstanding Equestrian Award: Thiel
Outside of the student-athletes, athletic trainer Alex Howard was awarded a plaque for her work this season. Administrator Jeff Crane was honored for his service and dedication with the team since 2015. Dr. Pastides attended, gave a speech and was gifted with an engraved equestrian cheese board for him and his wife, Patricia.
Also garnering recognition at the banquet, John Isgett, dad of senior Sarah Isgett, received a framed picture for Raceway Automotive’s contribution to the program throughout the past four year. Sharon van der Walde, mom of senior Lizzie van der Walde, also received a framed photograph and was honored for her dedication as team mom for the past three years.
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