Women's Equestrian



Alex Butterworth
Alex  Butterworth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenville, N.C.

High School:
K-12 International


04/15/2016

Mustangs Fall in NCEA Championship Quarterfinals

SMU finishes the season with a 7-10 record

04/14/2016

No. 10 SMU Upsets Defending-Champion South Carolina to Advance to Quarterfinals

SMU will face No. 2-seed Georgia Friday

04/12/2016

Mustangs Begin Action at NCEA National Championship on Thursday

SMU and South Carolina square off in round one

03/26/2016

SMU Grabs 10 UEC Honors

Four Rider of the Year Awards, Five All-Conference Team Selections, UEC MOP

03/23/2016

No. 1-Seed SMU Set For UEC Championships

SMU Will Take On No. 4-Seed UT Martin Friday at 11 a.m. CT/10 MT

2015-16 (Sr.) – Overall record of 11-5-2 with one MOP… Recorded a 9-3-2 mark over fences, while going 2-2 on the flat… Earned a spot on the All-UEC Equitation over fences team… At the NCEA National Championship, won both of her over fences events, 158-125 against South Carolina and 153-142 against Georgia, while earning a 138-109 on the flat win against South Carolina… Helped the Mustangs upset then-No. 3 Texas A&M with an 85-84 fences win and a 90-89 win on the flat.

2014-15 (Jr.)Overall record of 9-16-0 with two MOPs... 5-7-0 record in over fences, with 1 MOP... 4-9-0 record on the flat, with 1 MOP... Had 3 rides that scored 85 or better... Back-to-back MOP performances vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (Fences -- Oct. 4) and No. 1 Georgia (Flat -- Oct. 26)... Won four of six head-to-head matchups from Feb. 6 (TCU) to March 20 (Delaware State).

2013-14 (So.) - Posted a 3-3 mark on flat and a 2-6 record over fences. Averaged a 76.0 over fences, including a season-high 82 against Baylor on Feb. 22...Won 3 of her last 4 appearances, including a NCEA First Round win against New Mexico State.

2012-13 (Fr.) - Saw action in 13 competitions over fences last year, and made one appearance in the flat lineup...Won 10 of her 13 appearances, including earning MVP honors twice... Won her NCEA Nationals opener against New Mexico State by a count of 142-110...Claimed victories in her first six matchups of the season.

Prep: Trained under the instruction of Daniel and Cathy Geitner.

Personal: Anticipated mechanical engineering and mathematics major... Picked SMU for the beautiful campus size... Parents are Joe and Sandra Butterworth.

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