2012 IHSA National Championships Awards Scholarships

May 27th, 2012 8:41 AM | No Comments

Fairfield, Connecticut—May 25, 2012--The 39th IHSA National Championships remembered IHSA co-founder, Captain John “Jack” Fritz, who passed away at age 87 on February 10, 2012.  Fritz was a strong advocate for college riding and was honored with a perpetual IHSA Scholarship, sponsored by ECE Equestrian Co., LLC, and launched in his name during the May 3-6 event in Raleigh, NC.  The inaugural recipient of the Jack Fritz Memorial Scholarship ($1,500), from Zone 5, Region 2, was Nora Demchur of University of South Carolina.

The Jon Conyers Memorial Scholarship was presented to Peyton Callanan of Georgia Southern University.  Established to honor an extraordinary teacher, judge and coach, it is available annually to an undergraduate competing member of the IHSA.  A rider that demonstrates Jon’s ideals has passion and respect for horses, and demonstrates a desire to improve him or herself in order to improve their relationship and communication with their horses.  The award winner received $1,500 from the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation.

The Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation and EQUUS Foundation also presented:

2012 Joan Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
Zone 7, Region 1  Whitney Mahloch of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

2012 Emily Hilscher Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
Zone 5, Region 4  Stephanie Tucker of High Point University

2012 Jack Benson Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
Zone 3, Region 3  Sara Colmer of Drew University

2012 Professional Horseman’s Association Scholarship ($1,000)
Zone 1, Region 2  Sarah Truchon of University of New Hampshire

2012 Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation
Scholarship Winners ($1,000 each)

 Zone  Region  Name  School
 1  2  Jacqueline Marinoff  University of New Hampshire
 1  3  Rebecca Hicks  Mount Holyoke College
 2  1  Georgiana de Rham  Cornell University
 3  1  Abigail Ziegler  Gettysburg College
 3  3  Taylor Duncanson  Centenary College
 4  3  Kali Cram  St. Andrews College
 5  1  Ashleigh Johnson  Murray State University
 5  3  Laura Smith  Georgia Southern University
 6  1  Lynanne MacDonald  College of Wooster
 6  2  Kelly Herdman  Miami University
 7  2  Samantha Gallagher  West Texas A&M University
 7  3  Amanda Flint  University of Minnesota, Crookston
 7  3  Kayla Gosz  University of Wisconsin, River Falls
 7  5  John Powderly  Missouri State University
 8  1  Laura Benard  Stanford University

2012 EQUUS Foundation
Scholarship Winners ($1,000 each)

Zone Region Name School
 2  2  Hannah Chute  St. Lawrence University
 4  3  Samantha Cram  St. Andrews College
 5  2  Andrea Smith  Berry College
 6  2  Caitlyn Sanders  Ohio State University
 7  1  Devin Lintzenich  Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
 7  2  Kristi Benedict  West Texas A&M University
 7  3  Yahna Zastrow  University of Minnesota, Crookston
 7  4  Emily Kiessling  Ripon College
 7  5   Austin Scholl  Black Hawk College
 8  5  Molly Wolfe University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For more information on the IHSA and its benefits to collegiate riders, visit www.ihsainc.com.

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