Liza Finsness
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wellington, Fla.

High School:
Saint Andrew's School

Height:
5-6

Position:
Hunt Seat

Birthdate:
08/26/1994

born August 26, 1994...the daughter of Russell and Kay Finsness...2013-14: named a First Team NCEA All-American in equitation on the flat...named a Second Team NCEA All-American in equitation over fences...SEC Co-Rider of the Year in equitation on the flat...SEC Freshman of the Year in both equitation on the flat and equitation over fences...named an All-SEC selection in both equitation on the flat and equitation over fences...named to the SEC All-Freshman team in both equitation on the flat and equitation over fences...only freshman to earn a spot on the All-SEC team...earned MVP honors in equitation on the flat in the NCEA Championship meet...named to the NCEA All-Championship Team in equitation on the flat...named the SEC Flat Rider of the Month in October and November...named the NCEA Flat Rider of the Month in November...led all flat riders with six MVP honors...was named as the team's English Rookie of the Year...posted a flat record of 13-4...posted a season-best 89 against TCU...scored an 88 against Auburn...finished the regular season with five road wins...went 5-1 in SEC meets with four MVP honors...owned two of the top five scores posted by a Georgia rider on the flat...went 3-0 at the NCEA Championship with wins over Baylor, Oklahoma State and South Carolina...posted a 10-4-1 record in equitation over fences...earned four MVP honors over fences...posted a season-best and SEC-best score of 90 against Texas A&M in her first meet competing in the event...went 5-0 in SEC competition with three MVPS...owned three of the top five scores posted by a Georgia rider over fences...owned two of the top-10 scores by an SEC fences rider...went 1-1 at the SEC Championship...earned MVP honors with a score of 172 against Auburn at the SEC Championship...went 1-1-1 at the NCEA Championship...Other: finished ninth at the USEF Medal Finals in 2012...earned a seventh-place finish at the USEF Talent Search Finals in 2011...named the winner of the Southeast Medal Finals...finished second at the Maclay Regional Finals...participated in the Georgia Morris Excellence in Equitation Class, where she finished seventh in 2012 and eighth in 2011...silver medalist for having over 10 wins in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search...placed fourth at the Prix de States Individual Championship in 2012...2012 winner of the Top Ribbon in Grand Prixs in Atlanta, Michigan and Cleveland...scheduled to represent the United States in the FEI Young Riders Nation Cup...was awarded the William C. Steinkraus Style Award, given to the Prix de States Junior Jumper Rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation and the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman.

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