April 3, 2013
IRVING, Texas - For the third time in 2012-13, Samantha Schaefer earned a Big 12 Rider of the Month award, the conference office announced Wednesday. The Fences honor for March is her second and was shared by Kali Yates of Kansas State.
Schaefer picked up three wins during the month, all three of which earned her MOPs. The sophomore was named the Most Outstanding Fences Rider at the Big 12 Championship after going 2-0 with a pair of MOPs. Schaefer garnered a 90 vs. Auburn on March 2. She then recorded a 176 in the opening round vs. Oklahoma State and a 180 in a third place win over TCU.
Schaefer and the rest of the defending national champion Hunt Seat team earned the No. 1 ranking for the NCEA Championship, with the Western squad being named the No. 8 seed, which begins April 18 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.