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No. 1 Auburn equestrian team named SEC Champions

45 days ago
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AUBURN, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference announced that the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team are the 2020 SEC Champions after another unblemished season.

"I didn't know how we could have ever topped a year like last year, but this team found a way," head coach Greg Williams said. "Finishing the regular season as the No. 1 team and No. 1 in every event puts an exclamation point on the meaning of a perfect season. Being a member of the SEC is an honor alone and having the conference present such a coveted trophy to this outstanding group of young women makes me beyond proud."

The conference championship is the second-consecutive league crown for the Tigers and the third overall in program history. Auburn captured its first Southeastern Conference title in 2016 and followed with another in 2019.

The 2019-20 Tigers finished the year with a 13-0 overall record and a 6-0 mark in conference action. Auburn outscored its league opponents, 76-41, over six meets and picked up 17 of a possible 24 MOPs honors vs. the SEC.

Auburn finished first in all five national rankings announced by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA). The Tigers finished the season No. 1 in the overall team rankings following another perfect season. Auburn, who hasn't lost in two years, had 12 of its 13 wins come against opponents ranked in the Top 10.

The squad also finished first in Flat, Fences, Horsemanship and Reining.