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Equestrian News

Equestrian Signs Top Notch Riders

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Equestrian head coach Audrey Buck announced the signing of three additional student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Julianna Ball will join the Hunter Seat squad, while Courtney Cruse and Rianna Storey joins the Western line up.

"We are excited to be adding these young ladies to our program," head coach Audrey Buck said. "They will add great talent to our roster. 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.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Equestrian Lands Ten Academic All-Americans

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced Wednesday the 2012 Academic All-American selections, as 10 NM State Equestrian riders earned the honor. The Aggies had five first team selections, two second team picks and three honorable mention honorees.

Six Hunter Seat riders and four Western riders from NM State were named Academic All-Americans.

Western riders Chelsea Campbell (Ag Economics and Ag Business), Tara Wilson (Elementary Education) and Stefanie Story (Elementary Education) earned first team honors, while Hunter Seat riders Stephanie Gershon (English) and Brianna Raab (Psychology) were also named first team honorees. Gershon was named an All-American by the NCEA earlier this month.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Amy Lang Named NCEA Student-Athlete Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced Thursday that Amy Lang has been named the Hunter Seat January Student-Athlete of the Month.

Lang is a senior majoring in animal science from Austin, Texas and competes in Equitation over Fences for the Aggies. Lang is undefeated in the month of January with a record of 2-0, after winning both her head-to-head match ups against Tennessee-Martin and Kansas State. She now has 10 straight wins on the season.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association will be selecting a Student-Athlete of the Month each month for the remainder of the 2011-2012 seasons, January – April. Monthly awards will be given in the months of September, October, November, January, February, March, and April starting with the 2012-2013 season.

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NM State Equestrian Announces Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State equestrian team announced its 2011 spring signing class Thursday, May 5. The Aggies signed nine riders to National Letters of Intent, including four Hunter Seat riders and five Western riders.

The Hunter Seat signed Shannon Dooley, Julie Frey, Ruby Jenkins and Beth Solomon, while the Western signees include Andrea Allen, Marissa Bartmann, Lauren DeVoe, Clarissa Edgerton and Brynn Larson.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Equestrian Team Prepares For National Competition

Written By: Marcus Royo for NM State Athletic Dept.

Las Cruces, N.M. – The bond between rider and horse will be put to the test next week as the New Mexico State Equestrian team heads to Waco, Texas for the Varsity Equestrian National Championships (VECN), April 14-16.

So what is varsity equestrian? According to NM State equestrian head coach Audrey Van Eman, it is a fairly new NCAA sport, overseen by a governing body.

“It’s an emerging sport,” Van Eman said. “So as a governing body it’s made up of coaches and administrators. Once we have more schools that take on equestrian within their athletic departments, we’ll be considered a championship sport, not an emerging sport.”

Based on wins and losses, and certain statistics, a selection committee chooses the top 12 schools to compete at Nationals. This year NM State is seeded ninth in the western category, and twelfth in the hunt seat category.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chelsae Keyes Earns All-American Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State equestrian rider junior Chelsae Keyes was named an All-American selection Wednesday afternoon, by the Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee. Keyes earned her first all-America honor in Equitation on the Flat.

Keyes, a native of Sandwich, Mass., was 8-2 overall in Equitation on the Flat during the regular season, earning a team-high three MVP awards against Kansas State, South Carolina and West Texas A&M.

The 2011 All-American awards will be presented at the opening ceremony at this year’s Varsity Equestrian National Championships, hosted by Baylor University at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. Opening ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at 6pm CT at the Extraco Events Center. A welcome banquet will follow.

NM State Equestrian's Western Team Hosts Oklahoma State Saturday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State western team will host Oklahoma State, Saturday, at the NM State Equestrian Center in Las Cruces, N.M. This will be a western competition only and the event begins at 10 a.m. with Horsemanship, followed by Reining.

“We are looking for a consistent, strong showing from a group of riders that gained a lot of experience last fall,” Western Coach Robin Morris said. “I expect that we will be able to step right back into where we were at the end of the fall season and keep moving forward."

The Aggies defeated Oklahoma State last season, 6-4 on the Western side.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Equestrian Hires New Head Coach Audrey Van Eman

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston announced Thursday that Audrey Van Eman has been hired as the Aggies’ new head coach. Van Eman becomes the third head coach in program history since its start in 2004-05.

"First of all, I’m extremely excited to be here at New Mexico State," Van Eman said. "I’m also excited to work with Robin (Morris) and it seems like she has done an excellent job with the Western side of our program. I'm looking forward to meeting the girls and I feel this team is supported greatly by the university and has everything it needs to be a nationally competitive team. I’m ready to hit the ground running and try and help this team reach its full potential."

"We are excited to have Coach Van Eman joining the NM State Athletics family," Boston said. "We feel her experience will position our equestrian team to continue to build a quality program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

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