A native of Dufur, Ore., Bernbaum's monthly award was her second this season and the league-best seventh overall picked up by the Aggies.
Bernbaum won a discipline-best five rides over the months of March and April to lead the Aggies to the NCEA National Championship and the program's unprecedented fourth-straight NCEA western title. She had two wins against Oklahoma State's first-team All-American Caroline Daniels, including one in the NCEA finals that helped lift A&M to the western national title. The sophomore was unbeaten in her final six rides of the season.
Texas A&M closed its 13th varsity season last week by capturing the National Collegiate Equestrian Association national championship, the program's second, and its fourth straight NCEA western national title.
2011-12 Big 12 Equestrian Rider of the Month Awards
Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Month
Nov.: Lisa Goldman, Baylor, Sr., Hawthorn Woods, Ill.
Ali Rose, Oklahoma State, So., Wakefield, R.I.
Dec.: Jordan White, Oklahoma State, Sr., Spring Hill, Fla.
Maggie Earle, Texas A&M, Sr., Fallbrook, Calif.
Feb.: Lia Chafee, Texas A&M, Sr., Little Compton, R.I.
March: Sam Schaefer, Baylor, Fr., Westminster, Md.
Equitation On the Flat Rider of the Month
Nov.: Meredith Finch, Kansas State, Jr., Somerville, Ohio
Dec.: Larissa Laffey, Kansas State, Jr., Byfield, Mass.
Feb.: Jordan White, Oklahoma State, Sr., Aspen, Colo.
March: Meredith Finch, Kansas State, Jr., Somerville, Ohio
Horsemanship Rider of the Month
Nov.: Carey Nowacek, Texas A&M, Jr., San Antonio, Texas
Dec.: Carey Nowacek, Texas A&M, Jr., San Antonio, Texas
Feb.: Amanda Brightwell, Texas A&M, Jr. San Antonio, Texas
March: Kelly Bovaird, Kansas State, So., Tulsa, Okla.
Reining Rider of the Month
Nov.: Lindsey Bernbaum, Texas A&M, So., Dufur, Ore.
Dec.: Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Fr., Yukon, Okla.
Feb.: Caroline Daniels, Oklahoma State, Sr., Aspen, Colorado
March: Lindsey Bernbaum, Texas A&M, So., Dufur, Ore.