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 TeamsEquitation 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
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