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EQ Lands Eight on NCEA All-America Teams

BU earned eight all-America selections from the NCEA

March 25, 2014

WACO, Texas - The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) selected its 2013-14 All-America teams Tuesday and Baylor earned eight all-America awards between the four disciplines.

Baylor had four honorees in equitation on the flat. Samantha Schaefer, a junior from Westminster, Md. was named first team. Savannah Jenkins, a freshman from Virginia Beach, Va., and Jenny Mitchell, a sophomore from Tulsa, Okla., were named second team. Freshman Alicia Gasser, from Scottsdale, Ariz. was named honorable mention.

Baylor had two first-team winners in equitation over fences. Schaefer picked up her second first-team all-America honor in fences, and Paige Parker, a sophomore from Medford, N.J., was tabbed first team as well.

In horsemanship Bryn Lindley, a senior from Loomis, Calif,, earned first-team honors for Baylor.

Senior Claire Edwards, a senior from Temecula, Calif. was named honorable mention for her performance in reining throughout the year.

The NCEA National Championship will take place April 17-19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. It marks the eighth consecutive year that Baylor, the city of Waco and McLennan County have hosted the national championship.

2014 NCEA All-America Teams

Equitation on the Flat: 1st Team • Samantha Schaefer, BU • Katherine Schmidt, USC • Liza Finsness, UGA • Jorden Davis, OSU


2nd Team • Savannah Jenkins, BU • Mykaela VanSelus, UTM • Jennifer Mitchell, BU • Reid Rickett, UTM

Honorable Mention • Alicia Gasser, BU • Samantha Smith, USC • Olivia Dorey, UGA • Henley Adkins, KSU • Rachel Webster, KSU

Equitation over Fences 1st Team • Katherine Schmidt, USC • Samantha Schaefer, BU • Demi Stiegler, AU • Paige Parker, BU

2nd Team • Liza Finsness, UGA • Sylvia de Toledo, SMU • Christina Lin, AU • Samantha Harrison, OSU

Honorable Mention • Schaefer Raposa, SMU • Alexis Graves, KSU • Abby O'Mara, UGA • Alexa Anthony, USC • Amber Henter, USC

Horsemanship 1st Team • Bryn Lindley, BU • Katy Krshka, OSU • Lindsey McMullen, OSU • Lauren Halvorson, OSU

2nd Team • Kelly Bovaird, KSU • Johnna Letchworth, USC • Lauren DeVoe, NMSU • Heather Schmidt, UGA

Honorable Mention • Rachel Kolb, UGA

Reining 1st Team • Raivenne Scott, SDSU • Stephanie Rucci, AU • Taylor Brown, CSU-F • Brynn Larson, NMSU

2nd Team • Cody McMillon, USC • Justine Peters, OSU • Tara Wilson, NMSU • McKenzie Lantz, UGA

Honorable Mention •Claire Edwards, BU • Layla Choate, USC • Jordan Cox, KSU • Jenna Blumer, OSU • Alexi Child, TCU • Kara Guy, KSU • Shelby St. Hilaire, TCU • Griffin Knight, AU • Laura Sumrall, TAMU

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