July 9, 2013
Baylor University equestrian head coach Ellen White announced the hiring of Anna Schierholz as Hunt Seat assistant coach.
"I am excited to have Anna Schierholz join our staff," said White. "She has excellent knowledge and great experience both as a coach and competitor and will be an excellent addition to our program. She did an outstanding job at Kansas State last season and I am looking forward to her helping us continue the excellence that we have established at Baylor."
Schierholz, a native of St. Louis, Mo., and graduate of Auburn University, comes to Baylor after spending a year at Kansas State as an assistant coach. While with the Wildcats, Schierholz coached the team to its best-ever Big 12 Championship finish and guided three riders to program-record Hunt Seat All-American status.
Prior to her stint at Kansas State, she was head trainer at Clouds End Farm in Wildwood, Mo., and also served as a trainer with Griffin Farm in Wentzville, Mo. As a four-year member of Auburn's equestrian team, Schierholz helped the Tigers win both the VENC overall national title and the VENC Hunt Seat national title in 2011. She was named a 2011 honorable mention All-American (Over Fences). Schierholz also helped Auburn claim the 2008 Hunt Seat national crown.
While at Auburn, Schierholz posted a 49-11 career mark in Equitation Over Fences and recorded nine MVP honors. In Equitation on the Flat, she tallied a 6-1 mark and two MVP citations.
An outstanding student as well as rider, Schierholz earned both SEC Honor Roll status and the Top Tiger Academic Award in all four years of competition. She is a 2011 Auburn cum laude graduate with a degree in journalism.