Senior Spotlight: Mary Margaret Coats
From Smithfield, North Carolina, senior Mary Margaret Coats has turned into a standout rider in Reining for the Gamecocks this season. In her 13 appearances, Coats collected an event high eight wins – with seven coming against ranked teams, including Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, and UT-Martin. This season Coats notched a career-high of 74.5 against Texas A&M, and went on a 3-0 winning streak to end the fall. Coats finished the year 8-6-0.
Coats had a successful post-season, notching a win against Georgia in the consolation final of the SEC tournament, and taking down an Auburn opponent at NCEA Nationals down in Ocala, FL.
In the classroom, Mary Margaret is a three-time NCEA Academic Honor roll member and a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.