COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Led by three first-team selections, the Texas A&M equestrian team placed 14 student-athletes on National Collegiate Equestrian Association Academic Teams, the NCEA announced today.
The Aggies are represented on the NCEA Academic First Team by senior Laura Brainard, sophomore Kimmy Saul and junior Laura Sumrall. Seniors Caroline Ammons, Lindsey Bernbaum and Paige Russell, and sophomores Hannah Jechow and Logan Pluhar were named to the NCEA Academic Second Team. Senior Shelby Lawson took NCEA Academic Honorable Mention honors.
Each of the nine riders selected to NCEA first, second and honorable mention teams were also named to the NCEA Academic Honor Roll, along with junior Annie Bean, junior Cassie Bell, junior Kayla Briel, sophomore Carolyn Day and senior Alyssa Martin.
To qualify for the Academic first team, a rider must have competed in 70 percent of her team’s meets and must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5. To qualify for the Academic second team, a rider must have competed in 60 percent of her team’s meets, while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25. To earn honorable mention Academic honors, a rider must have participated in 50 percent of her team’s meets and must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The NCEA Academic Honor Roll recognizes the top academic student-athletes who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25.
The 12th-seeded Texas A&M equestrian team travels to Waco April 17-19 for the NCEA Championships at the Extraco Events Center. The Aggies will face No. 5 seed Kansas State in the opening round. To learn more about Texas A&M equestrian, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.
NCEA Academic First Team (70% of team meets, 3.5 GPA)
NCEA Academic Second Team (60% of team meets, 3.25 GPA)
NCEA Academic Honorable Mention (50% of team meets, 3.00 GPA)
NCEA Academic Honor Roll (3.25 GPA)