Redmond's Anthony is riding high for the University of South Carolina

Redmond’s Alexa Anthony competes for the University of South Carolina.  - Courtesy of Juan Blas/South Carolina Athletics
Redmond’s Alexa Anthony competes for the University of South Carolina.
— image credit: Courtesy of Juan Blas/South Carolina Athletics

University of South Carolina junior Alexa Anthony of Redmond has been named Rider of the Month by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA). Anthony, one of four national riders of the month, picked up the honor in equitation over fences. This is her first NCEA Rider of the Month award, and it comes two weeks after she was named Southeastern Conference (SEC) Rider of the Month in equitation over fences.

Anthony posted a 3-0 jumping record for the Gamecocks last month while posting the highest score in all three of her rides, along with earning MVP honors in each meet.

In South Carolina's 12-8 win at New Mexico State on Feb. 1, Anthony defeated her Aggie opponent, 87-83, while earning MVP honors. One week later in the Gamecocks' 10-9 win over Georgia, Anthony again won MVP honors, knocking off her Bulldog opponent, 87-86. She closed out the month at home against Texas A&M, completing her perfect month with an 88-78 win while winning her third straight MVP.

This year, Anthony is 12-6-5 overall with five MVPs. She has not lost a point in her last eight rides, the longest active undefeated streak on the team.


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