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Elizabeth Benson
Elizabeth Benson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Whitehouse Station, NJ

Event:
Hunt Seat

  • 2013 Most Outstanding Player at NCEA Championships
  • 2013 First Team All-American Equitation Over Fences
  • 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year
  • 2013 All-SEC Equestrian Team
  • 2013 Auburn Equestrian Rookie of the Year
  • 2014 All-SEC Equestrian Team
  • 2014 NCEA All Championship Team Equitation Over Fences

Junior (2014-15): Posted a perfect 6-0 record with 2 MOPs in Fences during the fall season ... Compiled a 3-2-1 record in the Flat ... Named MOP in Flat and Fences against Tennessee-Martin ... Defeated South Carolina's Syndey Smith 95-82 to earn MOP honors ... Score of 95 is the highest in the SEC this season ... Leads the team with nine combined victories ... Tied for third in career wins in Fences in school history with 30 ... Ranks eighth in program history with 20 career wins in Flat.

Sophomore (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 65 on the flat against UTM ... Scored a 75 in the flat and a 69 over fences against South Carolina ... 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, scored a 74 over fences and an 85 on the flat against SMU ... Tallied an 85 over fences and an 88 on the flat at Texas A&M ... In the spring scored a 78 over fences and a 79 on the flat against Oklahoma State ... Scored an 82 on the flat against TAMU ... Scored a 85 over fences and an 85 on the flat against Georgia ... Scored a 62 on the flat and an 80 over fences against South Carolina ... 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.

Freshman (2012-13): Finished the season with a 20-8-1 record and 7 MOPS ... Named First Team All-American Equitation Over Fences, SEC Freshman of the Year Over Fences, All-SEC Equestrian Team, Auburn Equestrian Team Rookie of the year and NCEA Champions MOP in equitation over fences and equitation on the flat ... 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 a 75 against South Carolina on the flat and an 83 over fences ... 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 ... Scored a 77 against Baylor on the flat and an 88 over fences ... Registered an 83 against TCU on the flat and a 40 over fences ... 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 6 2 6 0 0
Career Fences 36 6 30 6 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 6 1 3 2 1
Career Flat 35 5 20 12 3