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Aggie Equestrian Earns 30 NCEA Academic Awards

April 05, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 8 Texas A&M Equestrian team placed 18 student-athletes on the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Honor Roll, and 12 riders were selected to NCEA Academic Teams, the organization announced.

Amanda Brightwell, Kori Pickett and Laura Sumrall headlined for the Aggies, each being named to the NCEA Academic First Team. Lindsey Bernbaum, Molli Jacobs, Cassie Mantor, Kelsi Shevlin and Ashley Skold were each selected to the second team while Caroline Ammons, Shelby Lawson, Paige Russell and Emily Williams earned Honorable Mention.

The 12 A&M riders who were named to NCEA Academic Teams were also selected to the NCEA Honor Roll. Joining them on that list were Cassie Bell, Kayla Briel, Morgan Cleveland, Camilla Cook, Paige Linne and Alyssa Martin.

To be named to the Academic First Team, nominated student-athletes must have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their schools’ meets, not including demonstration or exhibition rides, and the nominated student-athletes must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

Second-Team members must have competed in a minimum of 60 percent of their schools’ meets, not including demonstration or exhibition rides, and the nominated-student athletes must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

To receive NCEA Academic Honorable Mention, nominated student-athletes must have competed in a minimum of 50 percent of their schools’ meets, not including demonstration or exhibition rides, and the nominated student athletes must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

Riders placed on the NCEA Academic Honor Roll must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

The defending National Champion Aggies will compete in the NCEA Championship, April 18-20 in Waco, as the No. 6 western seed and the No. 10 hunter seat seed. To learn more about Texas A&M equestrian, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.

AGGIES WITH 2013 NCEA ACADEMIC AWARDS

NCEA Academic First Team (3.5 cumulative GPA, 70% of team competitions)

Amanda Brightwell          Senior                   Horsemanship                   San Antonio, Texas
Kori Pickett                         Senior                   Over Fences                       Mount Airy, Md.
Laura Sumrall                     Sophomore        Reining                                 Summitt, Miss.

NCEA Academic Second Team (3.25 cumulative GPA, 60% of team competitions)

Lindsey Bernbaum          Junior                    Reining                                 Dufur, Ore.
Molli Jacobs                        Sophomore        Horsemanship                   Dover, Ohio
Cassie Mantor                   Senior                   Horsemanship                   Corpus Christi, Texas
Kelsi Shevlin                       Senior                   Over Fences                       Alpharetta, Ga.
Ashley Skold                      Sophomore        Reining                                 Evergreen, Colo.

NCEA Academic Honorable Mention (3.00 cumulative GPA, 50% of team competitions)

Caroline Ammons            Junior                    Horsemanship                   Englewood, Colo.
Shelby Lawson                  Junior                    Eq./Over Fences              Austin, Texas
Paige Russell                      Junior                    Eq./Over Fences              Cochrane, Alberta
Emily Williams                    Senior                   Eq./Over Fences              Woodbine, Md.

NCEA Academic Honor Roll (3.25 cumulative GPA)

Cassie Bell                           Sophomore        Equitation                           San Antonio, Texas
Kayla Briel                           Sophomore        Eq./Over Fences              Coppell, Texas
Morgan Cleveland           Sophomore        Equitation                           Coppell, Texas
Camilla Cook                      Sophomore        Eq./Over Fences              Destin, Fla.
Paige Linne                         Sophomore        Reining                                 Queen Creek, Ariz.
Alyssa Martin                     Junior                    Equitation                           Austin, Texas
Amanda Brightwell          Senior                   Horsemanship                   San Antonio, Texas
Kori Pickett                         Senior                   Over Fences                       Mount Airy, Md.
Laura Sumrall                     Sophomore        Reining                                 Summitt, Miss.
Lindsey Bernbaum          Junior                    Reining                                 Dufur, Ore.
Molli Jacobs                        Sophomore        Horsemanship                   Dover, Ohio
Cassie Mantor                   Senior                   Horsemanship                   Corpus Christi, Texas
Kelsi Shevlin                       Senior                   Over Fences                       Alpharetta, Ga.
Ashley Skold                      Sophomore        Reining                                 Evergreen, Colo.
Caroline Ammons            Junior                    Horsemanship                   Englewood, Colo.
Shelby Lawson                  Junior                    Eq./Over Fences              Austin, Texas
Paige Russell                      Junior                    Eq./Over Fences              Cochrane, Alberta
Emily Williams                    Senior                   Eq./Over Fences              Woodbine, Md.

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