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Sumrall Named All-SEC, League-Best Five Aggies Take Freshman Honors

April 12, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Equestrian sophomore Laura Sumrall was named to the 2013 All-SEC Equestrian Team, and a conference-best five Aggies earned spots on the SEC All-Freshman Equestrian Team, the league office announced today.

Sumrall (Summitt, Miss.) was the only Aggie to take all-conference honors, while freshmen Hannah Jechow (Uvalde, Texas), Ryann McKinzie (Wenatchee, Wash.), Marlena Parker (Cumming, Ga.), Logan Pluhar (Canyon, Texas) and Hannah Williams (Woodbine, Md.) took the first conference honors of their young careers in SEC equestrian’s inaugural season.

The SEC honored 21 student-athletes on the All-SEC Team this season. Sumrall led the Aggie reining squad with a 7-4-1 record this season, and picked up the first Most Outstanding Player (MOP) honor of her career at No. 1 Georgia. The sophomore also posted an impressive 2-0 record at the first-ever SEC Championships, vs. No. 1 seed Auburn and No. 3 seed UGA.

Of the 16 riders on the SEC All-Freshman Team, A&M has a conference-best five. Jechow, Pluhar and McKinzie represent the A&M reining team while Parker and Williams took honors for hunter seat, each competing in both equitation on the flat and equitation over fences this season.

The Aggies travel to Waco to defend a pair of national titles at the NCEA Championships, April 18-20. The sixth-seeded western squad will face Fresno State in the first round, while the No. 10 hunter seat team will take on Oklahoma State. To learn more about Texas A&M equestrian, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.

2013 SEC Equestrian Awards

SEC Coach of the Year: Boo Major, South Carolina

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kimberly McCormack, South Carolina

SEC Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Year: Kimberly McCormack, South Carolina

SEC Equitation On The Flat Rider of the Year: Carly Anthony, Georgia

SEC Horsemanship Rider of the Year: Johnna Letchworth, South Carolina

SEC Reining Rider of the Year: McKenzie Lantz, Georgia

SEC Freshman Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Year: Elizabeth Benson, Auburn

SEC Freshman Equitation On The Flat Rider of the Year: Samantha Smith, South Carolina

SEC Co-Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year: Griffin Knight, Auburn

SEC Co-Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year: Kelsey Urban, South Carolina

SEC Freshman Reining Rider of the Year: Hailey Munger, Auburn

2013 All-SEC Equestrian Team

·         Carly Anthony, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)

·         Kylee Arbuckle, Georgia (Equitation On The Flat)

·         Elizabeth Benson, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Cheyenne Cracraft, Auburn (Reining)

·         Jennifer Delman, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)

·         Olivia Dorey, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Audrey Jewell, South Carolina (Reining)

·         Megan Hawkins, Georgia (Horsemanship)

·         Amber Henter, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences)

·         McKenzie Lantz, Georgia (Reining)

·         Johnna Letchworth, South Carolina (Horsemanship)

·         Christina Lin, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)

·         Kimberly McCormack, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Abby O’Mara, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Grace Rogers, Georgia (Equitation On the Flat)

·         Indy Roper, Auburn (Horsemanship, Reining)

·         Stephanie Rucci, Auburn (Horsemanship)

·         Maria Salazar, Georgia (Horsemanship)

·         Katherine Schmidt, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)

·         Samantha Smith, South Carolina (Equitation On The Flat)

·         Laura Sumrall, Texas A&M (Reining)

2013 SEC All-Freshman Equestrian Team

·         Elizabeth Benson, Auburn (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Sarah Bouchard, South Carolina (Reining)

·         Hasbrouck Donovan, Auburn (Equitation On The Flat)

·         Leylan Gleeson, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Hannah Jechow, Texas A&M (Reining)

·         Griffin Knight, Auburn (Horsemanship)

·         Rachel Kolb, Georgia (Horsemanship)

·         Ryann McKinzie, Texas A&M (Reining)

·         Sarah Milliren, Georgia (Equitation Over Fences)

·         Hailey Munger, Auburn (Reining)

·         Marlena Parker, Texas A&M (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)

·         Logan Pluhar, Texas A&M (Reining)

·         Emily Reynolds, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)

·         Samantha Smith, South Carolina (Equitation Over Fences, Equitation On The Flat)

·         Kelsey Urban, South Carolina (Horsemanship)

·         Hannah Williams, Texas A&M (Equitation On The Flat)

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