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Aggie Equestrian Places Five on All-SEC Teams

April 07, 2014
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M equestrian team placed two student-athletes on the 2014 All-SEC Team and three riders on the SEC All-Freshman Team, the conference office announced today.  

Sophomore Logan Pluhar (Canyon) and junior Laura Sumrall (Summitt, Miss.) represent the Aggies on the All-SEC Team. This is the second straight all-conference honor for Sumrall, who was the only Aggie on the list last season. Pluhar was one of five freshmen on the 2013 SEC All-Freshman squad.

Pluhar led the Texas A&M horsemanship squad with a 72.85 score average and an 8-4 record on the year, including a 6-2 mark against league opponents. The sophomore also earned two Most Outstanding Player awards on the year. Sumrall was Texas A&M’s top reining rider for the second year running, and posted a 9-3 record on the season which is a team best across all four disciplines. The junior never lost two meets in-a-row, going on a four-meet winning streak in the fall and a five-meet run in the spring.

Earning the first conference honors of their careers were SEC All-Freshman Team honorees Sarah Kate Grider (Quitman), Rachel Lucht (College Station), and Kimmy Saul (Brookeville, Md.).

The teams were voted on by the league’s four head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. Five riders per event are selected for the All-SEC Team and SEC All-Freshman Team, and ties are not broken.

2014 All-SEC Team

·         Elizabeth Benson, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences)
·         Layla Choate, South Carolina (Reining)
·         Olivia Dorey, Georgia (Equitation On The Flat)
·         Liza Finsness, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
·         Quincy Hayes, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences)
·         Amber Henter, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences)
·         McKenzie Lantz, Georgia (Reining)
·         Katsy Leeman, Auburn (Reining)
·         Johnna Letchworth, South Carolina (Horsemanship)
·         Christina Lin, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)
·         Cody McMillion, South Carolina (Reining)
·         Adele Norton, South Carolina (Equitation On The Flat)
·         Abby O’Mara, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)
·         Sara Parr, Georgia (Horsemanship)
·         Logan Pluhar, Texas A&M (Horsemanship)
·         Stephanie Rucci, Auburn (Reining)
·         Heather Schmidt, Georgia (Horsemanship)
·         Katherine Schmidt, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
·         Samantha Smith, South Carolina (Equitation On The Flat)
·         Paige Stawicki, Georgia (Horsemanship)
·         Demi Stiegler, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
·         Laura Sumrall, Texas A&M (Reining)

2014 SEC All-Freshman Team

·         Lindsey Cheek, Georgia (Reining)
·         Liza Finsness, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)
·         Ashley Foster, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)
·         Sarah Kate Grider, Texas A&M (Reining)
·         Rachel Lucht, Texas A&M (Horsemanship)
·         Meg O’Mara, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)
·         Kimmy Saul, Texas A&M (Equitation Over Fences)
·         Claudia Spreng, Georgia (Reining)
·         Charley Thiel, Georgia (Reining)
·         Lacy Watson, Auburn (Horsemanship)


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