Baylor Equestrian Crowned Big 12 Champions with Win over KSU

March 30th, 2015 9:11 AM | No Comments
[photo credit: Baylor Athletics]

[photo credit: Baylor Athletics]

Press Release

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Baylor equestrian team took home its first Big 12 championship since 2010 with an 11-8 win over Kansas State in the finals Saturday at Turning Point Ranch in Springtown.

Baylor fell 3-2 in fences, but tied in the reining event to trail just 5-4 at the halfway point. But, the Bears took a convincing 4-1 win in flat to take an 8-6 lead.

With horsemanship remaining, Baylor needed two points for the win, and the Bears’ Mary Brown and Charlotte Green took the first two points to seal the title before going on to a 3-2 win in the event.

Baylor head coach Ellen White was named co-Coach of the Year with KSU’s Casie Maxwell while the Bears’ senior Sam Schaefer earned Big 12 Fences Rider of the Year.

HIGHLIGHTS

• For the Big 12 championship meets, which included a semifinals win over TCU and the finals win over KSU, Baylor’s Sam Schaefer (fences), Mary Brown (horsemanship), and Ginger Chant (reining) earned Most Outstanding Performers in their respective events for the Big 12 Championship.

Schaefer was named Big 12 Fences Rider of the Year.

• Baylor head coach Ellen White shared Big 12 Coach of the Year honors with Casie Maxwell of K-State.

Schaefer earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Team for both fences and flat.

Alicia Gasser was named to the All-Big 12 Team for flat.

• Gillian Chant earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Team for horsemanship.

Michelina Carbone was named to the All-Big 12 Team for Reining.

THEY SAID IT
Baylor Head Coach Ellen White on Baylor’s win…

“It is really nice to go in as No. 1 and then come out as No. 1, and be validated like that. It lets us know that we really are that good. I feel like this morning on fences, we had a few girls freeze up and choke under the pressure, but we turned around and calmed down and made it happen this afternoon. Everyone did well and we’re excited and ready for the national championship.”

 

WHAT’S NEXT

Baylor, the NCEA and the City of Waco will play host to the  NCEA national championships April 16-18 at the Extraco Center in Waco.

 

BIG 12 CONFERENCE MEET AND POSTSEASON AWARDS

 

Here are All-Big 12 teams/MOPs/Riders & Coach of the Year:
 
Most Outstanding Performers (BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS)
Equitation over Fences: Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, Sr.

Equitation on the Flat: Kaitlin Perry, TCU, Sr.

Horsemanship: Mary Brown, Baylor, Jr.

Reining: Ginger Chant, Baylor, So.

POSTSEASON HONORS

 
All Big-12 Team
Equitation Over Fences
Henley Adkins, K-State, So.
Nicole Diamantis, TCU, Jr.
Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, Sr.
Taylor Schmidt, K-State, So.
 
Equitation on the Flat
Henley Adkins, K-State, So.
Alicia Gasser, Baylor, So.
Kari Hancock, TCU, So.
Kaitlin Perry, TCU, Sr.
Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, Sr.
Amy White, Oklahoma State, Jr.
 
Horsemanship
Gillian Chant, Baylor, Sr.
Danielle Kemper, K-State, Jr.
Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Sr.
Megan McMullen, TCU, So.
Lindsey McMullen, Oklahoma State, Sr.
 
Reining
Michelina Carbone, Baylor Jr.
Katelyn Gray, TCU, Sr.
Kara Guy, K-State, Jr.
Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Sr.
Chantz Stewart, TCU, Jr.
 
Fences Rider of the Year
Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, Sr.
 
Flat Rider of the Year
Henley Adkins, Kansas State, So.
 
Horsemanship Rider of the Year
Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Sr.
 
Reining Rider of the Year
Katy Krshka, Oklahoma State, Sr.
Chantz Stewart, TCU, Jr.
 
Coach of the Year
Ellen White, Baylor
Casie Maxwell, K-State

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