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Paige Stopperich

  • position Horsemanship
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • High school Peters Township
  • position Horsemanship
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • High school Peters Township

Paige Stopperich Bio

2017-18:¬†Rode 16 times for the Gamecocks as senior, posting a record of 4-10-2, including two MOP awards… Named to the NCEA All-Academic First Team, the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll and the NCEA Academic Honor Roll… Collected an exhibition win against Clemson on Sept. 22… Opened the regular season with a resounding 76-68.5 victory over her opponent from Texas A&M on Sept. 29… Named horsemanship MOP in the Oct. 27 win over Oklahoma State, when she edged out a 75-74 win… Earned MOP laurels March 2 in the victory over Delaware State… Came back later in the day to defeat her Baylor opponent, 70-69.5… Earned a 73.5-all tie on senior day, March 9 against Fresno State.

2016-17: Ended the season on a three-meet winning streak to finish 8-5-2 (2-3-1 SEC)… Earned a draw in Carolina’s win over No. 5 Baylor on Sept. 23, 67-67… Collected her first career M.O.P. honor and scored the decisive point, 74.5-74, in the victory over No. 2 Georgia on Oct. 9… The triumph over the Bulldogs was also her first point as a Gamecock… Earned her point in a win over No. 10 New Mexico State on Oct. 21, 73.5-71… Named SEC Horsemanship Rider of the Month for October after going 2-0 for the month… Opened the spring with a 69.5-all draw in her pairing against Ohio State in the Jan. 28 exhibition… Was named horsemanship MOP against No. 7 Georgia on Feb. 3 after a 74-69 victory… Edged out her point against No. 10 TCU, 77.5-77, on Feb. 12… Earned a 72.5-all draw Feb. 25 against No. 4 Auburn… Won her final point of the regular season, a 70.5-66 win over No. 7 SMU on March 4… Was a 148-146 winner in her SEC Championship consolation round matchup against No. 4 Texas A&M on March 25… Went 2-0 at the NCEA Championship… Earned her first round point, 140-139, on April 13 against No. 11 South Dakota State… Ended the season with a 146.5-145 victory over No. 3 Auburn in the NCEA quarterfinals.

2015-2016: 0-1-1 record in horsemanship… Made her competition debut for the Gamecocks on Oct. 2 in the win over No. 8 TCU, holding her opponent to a 70.5-70.5 as part of a 4-0 shutout for the horsemanship team… Closed out the fall semester with an exhibition win at No. 2 Georgia, beating her opponent, 74.5-73.5… Performed a demonstration ride in the meet against UT-Martin on Jan. 30, earning a score of 71.5… Performed a demonstration ride in the meet against No. 2 Georgia on Feb. 6, earning a score of 69.5… Performed a demonstration ride in the meet against No. 3 Texas A&M on Feb. 20, earning a score of 68.

2014-2015: Won the AQHA Youth (15-18) Hunt Seat Equitation championship at the 48th All American Quarter Horse Congress… Competed in a horsemanship exhibition in the season opener at No. 6 Kansas State on Sept. 19… Won a horsemanship exhibition over No. 9 Texas A&M on Halloween, knocking off her opponent, 73.5-71.5… Competed in a horsemanship exhibition at Fresno State on Nov. 7… Performed a pair of horsemanship demonstration rides in the win over No. 5 SMU on Jan. 31, earning scores of 68 and 70.

PAIGE STOPPERICH
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2016-17 Horsemanship 13 2 6 5 2 2-3-1
2015-16 Horsemanship 2 0 0 1 1 0-0
2014-15 Horsemanship 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
Career Horsemanship 15 2 6 6 3 2-3-1