NM State Equestrian Announces Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Equestrian head coach Robin Morris-Walters announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Corynne Cromwell will join the Hunter Seat squad and Katlynn Crine and Alexa Mercier will join the Western line up.

"We are excited to be adding these talented riders to our program," head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. "We realize they have many options when selecting a school, but we are proud that they have chosen to ride and spend their college career at NM State.”

Katlynn Crine, SO-TR, Horsemanship, Anaheim, Calif. (Santiago Canyon Community College)

Crine hails from Anaheim, Calif., with extensive experience on the quarter horse circuit. She has multiple circuit awards in horsemanship, trail, and hunt seat equitation in the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association. Crine is a regular qualifier to the AQHYA World Championship show and made the semi-finals in the horsemanship in 2012. In 2011, Crine was ranked second in the nation in the Youth Limited Trail. She was a finalist in the Novice Youth 14-18 Horsemanship at the 2010 All-American Quarter Horse Congress. Crine is the daughter of Richard and Christina Crine and will be transferring to New Mexico State from Santiago Community College.

"Katlynn will be a great addition to our program." Morris-Walters said. "She has extensive show experience at many top level events, and has been actively showing while attending community college in California. I am confident she will transition to collegiate riding with ease and will make a significant impact on our Horsemanship squad."

Corynne Cromwell, FR-HS, Hunter Seat, Sedalia, Colo. (Colorado Virtual Academy)

Cromwell will be joining the Aggie Hunter Seat squad from Sedalia, Colo., where she has had much success as an equestrian athlete. She is regularly competitive in the High Junior Jumper division and equitation medals. In the fall of 2012, Cromwell was one of only 16 junior riders in the country selected for the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Clinic in Gurnee, Ill. Cromwell is also a successful student - maintaining a 3.5 GPA throughout her high school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is the French president of the World Language National Honor Society. She will graduate high school having accrued more than 100 hours of community service. She is the daughter of Toby and Melissa Cromwell and plans to major in engineering at NM State.

“I am very excited to add Cori to our hunter seat squad next season,” assistant coach Jessica Hensley said. “Cori is coming to NM State with a strong equitation background and significant show ring experience. Plus, she is a dedicated student and servant to her community. We look forward to great things from Cori and are proud she will be joining NM State Equestrian."

Alexa Mercier, FR-HS, Reining, Las Vegas, Nev. (West Career Technical Academy)

Mercier is from Las Vegas, Nev., and will be joining the Reining squad for the Aggies. Mercier was the 2011 Southern Nevada Reining Horse Association Youth Rookie Champion in 2011 and has multiple wins at regional NRHA events in Nevada. She is an active participant in her local 4-H club and currently serves as Editor in Chief of her high school’s yearbook. Mercier is the daughter of Kevin and Laurie Mercier and plans to major in animal science at NM State.

"We are pleased that Alexa will be joining the Reining squad this fall,” Robin Morris-Walters said. "She is coming in with NRHA show ring experience and is a delightful and hardworking individual who will be a great addition to the team.”