Elizabeth Benson
Elizabeth  Benson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Whitehouse Station, NJ

Event:
Hunt Seat

04/01/2014

Auburn equestrian lands 12 on All-Academic Team

Equestrian lands 12 on All-Academic Team

02/21/2014

No. 3 Auburn equestrian travels to No. 7 Georgia

No. 3 Auburn Equestrian Travels to No. 7 Georgia

02/15/2014

No. 3 Auburn equestrian edges Texas A&M in nail biter

No. 3 Auburn equestrian edges Texas A&M in nail biter

02/14/2014

Auburn equestrian returns home to host No. 10 Texas A&M

Auburn Equestrian Returns Home to Host No. 10 Texas A&M

01/30/2014

No. 2 Auburn equestrian resumes action in Delaware

No. 2 Auburn Equestrian Resumes Action in Delaware

04/16/2016

4-16-16 2016 NCEA Championship Finals

4-16-16 2016 NCEA Championship Finals Anthony Hall

04/16/2016

4-16-16 2016 NCEA Championship Semifinals

4-16-16 2016 NCEA Championship Semifinals Anthony Hall

04/15/2016

04-15-16 2016 NCEA Equestrian Championship Quarterfinals

04-15-16 2016 NCEA Equestrian Championship Quarterfinals Anthony Hall

04/13/2016

4-13-16 2016 NCEA Championship Opening Day

2016 NCEA Championship Opening Day Anthony Hall

03/26/2016

3-26-16 SEC Equestrian Championships

3-26-16 SEC Equestrian Championships Georgia vs Auburn Equestrian Anthony Hall

Awards and Honors
Auburn Fences Record Holder - Career Meets Competed (65), Career Wins (52)
Auburn Flat Record Holder - Career Meets Competed (64), Career Wins (46), Single Season Wins (17)
2016 NCEA All-Championship Team (Flat)
2016 NCEA Championship Most Outstanding Player (Flat)
2016 First Team All-America (Flat & Fences)
2016 SEC Flat Co-Rider of the Year
2016 All-SEC Team (Flat & Fences)
2015 NCEA All-Championship Team (Flat & Fences)
2015 First Team All-America (Fences)
2015 Second Team All-America (Flat)
2015 SEC Fences Rider of the Year
2015 All-SEC Team (Flat & Fences)
2014 NCEA All-Championship Team (Fences)
2014 All-SEC Team (Fences)
2013 NCEA Championships Most Outstanding Player (Flat & Fences)
2013 First Team All-America (Fences)
2013 SEC Fences Freshman of the Year
2013 All-SEC Team (Fences)
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team (Fences)
2013 Auburn Rookie of the Year
NCEA Scholastic First Team All-America (2016)
NCEA Scholastic Second Team All-America (2014)
NCEA Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2016)
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
SEC Flat Rider of the Month (November 2015, February 2016, March 2016)
SEC Fences Rider of the Month (October 2015)

2015-16: Finished with a team-high 30 wins in 36 matches as a senior ... Broke the Auburn single season Flat record with 17 wins on the year in 18 meets ... Also set the Auburn career wins record in Flat ... Finished with four MOPs in Flat and four over Fences ... Scored higher than 90 on six occasions, including a a trio of 96s ... Won both Fences and Flat events 12 times throughout the year ... Went 5-1 to help the Tigers capture the NCEA Championship, winning both Fences & Flat vs. Kansas State (4/15) and Texas A&M (4/16) ... Picked up a pair of wins on the Flat during the SEC Championships (3/25-26) ... Helped the Tigers to an upset over then-No. 1 Georgia (11/13), winning both Fences & Flat ... Captured a pair of wins in Auburn's upset of then-No. 2 South Carolina (10/9), earning MOP honors on Flat with a 96-82 ... Swept MOP awards vs. South Carolina (2/27), scoring an 96 on both Flat and Fences.

2014-15: Posted a 15-2 record in Fences with 5 MOPs ... Compiled a 12-4-1 record in Flat with 4 MOPs ... Broke the school record for most career wins in Fences ... Set the then-school record for most wins in a single season at 15 in Fences ... Closed the season with eight-consecutive wins ... Scored a 192 in Flat against Georgia in the NCEA Championships ... Recorded a 97 en route to being named MOP in Flat against SMU ... Helped lead Auburn in its upset over No. 3 Baylor earning MOP honors in Flat with a 93 ... Earned MOP honors in Flat and Fences in the Tigers' upset win over No. 1 South Carolina at the SEC Championships ... Scored a 180 in Flat and 181 in Fences in the first round of NCEA Championships against UT-Martin ... Recorded an 179 in Flat and 164 in Fences against Texas A&M at the NCEA Championships.

2013-14:
Finished the season 21-9-1 with 3 MOPs ... In the fall scored an 86 on the flat and a 77 over fences against Fresno State ... Scored a 74 in the flat and a 75 over fences against Georgia ... Scored an 80 over fences and an 80 on the flat against Baylor ... Tallied an 85 over fences and an 88 on the flat at Texas A&M ... In the spring scored an 82 on the flat against TAMU ... Scored a 85 over fences and an 85 on the flat against Georgia ... Registered an 85 on the flat and an 82 over fences against New Mexico State ... At the SEC Championships scored a 164 over fences and a 164 on the flat against Georgia ... Scored a 136 over fences and a 166 on the flat against Texas A&M ... At the NCEA Championships scored a 152 over fences and a 157 on the flat against Kansas State ... Scored a 152 over fences and a 152 on the flat against South Carolina.

2012-13: Finished the season with a 20-8-1 record and 7 MOPS ... In the fall scored a 97 against Oklahoma State on the flat and an 86 over fences ... Recorded an 88 on the flat against Georgia and an 86 over fences ... In the spring scored an 82 on the flat against Georgia and an 88 over fences ... Posted an 82 against Delaware State on the flat and an 86 over fences ... Scored an 86 on the flat at Texas A&M and an 86 over fences ... Totaled an 88 over fences against Baylor ... Registered an 83 against TCU on the flat ... At SECs scored a 161 over fences against South Carolina ... At the NCEA Championships scored a 179 against South Dakota State on the flat and a 184 over fences, scored a 192 against Baylor on the flat and a 188 over fences ... Scored a 189 against Georgia on the flat and a 194 over fences.

Prior to Auburn: Graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School ... Has had numerous riding accomplishments including 2011 winner of the George Morris Excellence in Equitation ... Was third at the 2011 Maclay Final and third 3rd at the 2011 WIHS Equitation Final ... 10th at the 2010 USET Final ... Winner of the WIHS Equitation at Devon 2011 and the USEF Medal at Devon 2010 ... Many top ribbons in the Junior Jumpers at some of the biggest horse shows in the country including Lake Placid, Hampton Classic, and Devon.2012 winner of the Washington Junior Equitation Final. 4th place at 2012 Maclay Finals and 10th place at 2012 USEF Medal Finals.

Personal: Daughter to Jack and Katie Benson ... Has one brother, John Williams Benson.

 

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie
2012-13 Fences 14 3 12 2 0
2013-14 Fences 16 2 12 4 0
2014-15 Fences 17 5 15 2 0
2015-16 Fences 18 4 13 5 0
Career Fences 65 14 52 13 0
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie
2012-13 Flat 14 2 8 5 1
2013-14 Flat 15 2 9 5 1
2014-15 Flat 17 4 12 4 1
2015-16 Flat 18 4 17 1 0
Career Flat 64 12 46 15 3

 

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