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Amanda Pope

  • position Reining
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Portal, Ga.
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  • position Reining
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Portal, Ga.
  • High school Portal

Amanda Pope Bio

2012-2013: 6-9-1 overall record in Reining… 4-7 regular season record in Reining… 2-2-1 postseason record… Picked up her first win of the season on Nov. 2 at No. 1 Georgia, as she defeated her opponent, 70-56.5… Closed out the fall with a victory at No. 8 Baylor on Nov. 17, as she was the only Gamecock to score a Reining point against the Bears… Began the spring semester with a 71-68.5 win over her Georgia opponent on Feb. 2… Earned her fourth win of the season on Senior Day (Feb. 23) vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, starting the meet with a 69.5-69 win over her Aggie opponent… Competed at the inaugural SEC Championship, going 0-1-1… In the SEC Championship meet vs. No. 2 Auburn, she held her Tiger opponent to a 140-140 tie… Competed at NCEA Nationals, going 2-1… In the opening round vs. New Mexico State on April 18, she earned a 135.5-122 victory… In the quarterfinals vs. TCU on April 19, she picked up a 136-134 win over her Horned Frog opponent… NCEA Academic Honorable Mention… NCEA Academic Honor Roll… Fall 2012 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll…Spring 2013 Dean[apos]s List… Spring 2013 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll… Fourth-year letter winner.

2011-2012: 9-4-1 regular season and post season combined record… 5-2-1 regular season record in Reining with one MVP… 4-2 postseason record… picked up her first win of the season against Fresno State on Sept. 23… Earned her second win of the season on Oct. 8 at Auburn in a 69.5-67.5 decision… Picked up a 73.5-72 win at No. 2 Georgia on Feb. 4 while winning her second career MVP… Defeated her Tiger opponent, 67.5-64.5 on Feb. 25 as the Gamecocks pulled a 12-6 upset over No. 1 Auburn at home… Completed her 2-for-2 weekend with a 66-57 win over her Baylor opponent on Feb. 26 as the Gamecocks upset the No. 4 Bears, 15-4… Held her Delaware State opponent to a 67.5-67.5 tie on March 16 in the regular season finale… Competed at SEC[apos]s, where she went 2-0 for the Gamecocks… In the opening round at SEC[apos]s on March 30, she defeated her Auburn opponent, 138.5-136.5… In the championship victory over No. 1 Georgia on March 31, she scored the meet-clinching point with a 137.5-136 victory over her Bulldog opponent… Competed at Nationals, going 2-2… Picked up a win over her Auburn opponent on April 12… Closed out Nationals with a win against Georgia on April 14… Third-year letter winner.

2010-2011: 4-6 regular-season and post-season combined record… 1-4 regular-season record in Reining… 3-2 post-season record… Competed in the Western team[apos]s season opener 9/25 against South Dakota State… Won her ride as part of a 9-0 Western team shutout win over No. 3 Georgia on 2/5… Member of the 2011 S.E.C. team… Member of the 2011 VENC team… Went 3-1 at Nationals… In the first round at Nationals, she defeated her Delaware State opponent, 142-136… improved to 2-0 at Nationals with a 141-136.5 win over Georgia… completed her 3-1 run at Nationals with a 141.5-140 win over Oklahoma State in the fifth-place competition… Second-year letter winner… SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009-2010: 5-6-1 regular season record in reining… 1-3 post-season record… One MVP award… Member of the Southern Equestrian Championships competition team… went 1-0 at the Southern Equestrian Championships… member of the Varsity Equestrian National Championships competition team… Competed three times at VENC[apos]s… First-year letter winner.

High School: Named 2006 Georgia State FFA Western and Overall champion … Horseman Quarter Horse Association of Georgia Charity Challenge Circuit champion … Named Youth Reining reserve champion and Youth Horsemanship reserve champion at the Georgia State Federation State Horse Show … Awarded Georgia State 4H Horse Show Sportsmanship Award … Nominated for the United States Equestrian Drill Association Al-Star team.

AMANDA POPE – Reining
Year # Meets Record MVP[apos]s Reg. Season SEC NCEA
2011-12 14 9-4-1 1 5-2-1 2-0 2-2
2010-11 10 4-6 0 1-4 0-1 3-1
2009-10 16 6-9-1 1 5-6-1 1-0 0-3
Total 40 19-19-2 2 11-12-2 3-1 5-6

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