Elizabeth Benson
Elizabeth  Benson

Class:
Senior

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
  • 2015 SEC Fences Rider of the Year
  • 2015 All-SEC Equestrian Team
  • 2015 First Team All-American Equitation Over Fences
  • 2015 Second Team All-American Equitation on the Flat
  • 2015 NCEA All Championship Team Equitaiton Over Fences
  • 2015 NCEA All Championship Team Equitation on the Flat

Junior (2014-15): Posted a 15-2 record in Fences with 5 MOPs ... Named the SEC's Fences Rider Rider of the Year and was a first team All-American in Fences ... Compiled a 12-4-1 record in Flat with 4 MOPs ... Named a second team All-American in Flat ... Earned NCEA All-Championship Team honors in Fences and Flat ... Broke the school record for most career wins in Fences with 39 ... Set the school record for most wins in a single season at 15 ... 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.

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 17 5 15 2 0
Career Fences 47 10 39 8 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
Career Flat 46 8 29 14 3

 

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