Paint Riders Named to NCEA All-America Teams
Six former AjPHA competitors were recently recognized as top student-athletes by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, named to the NCEA 2015 All-America Teams. APHA congratulates the athletes with ties to the Paint Horse breed; they include:
Paige Stawicki, University of Georgia—1st Team All-America, Horsemanship
Dani Kemper, Kansas State University—2nd Team All-America, Horsemanship
Laura Sumrall, Texas A&M University, 2nd Team All-America, Reining
Brynn Larson, New Mexico State University, 2nd Team All-America, Reining
Logan Pluhar, Texas A&M University—Honorable Mention All-America, Horsemanship
Katie Gray, Texas Christian University, Honorable Mention All-America, Reining
The top four riders per discipline were named First-Team All-America by the NCEA Selection Committee. The next four riders per discipline were named Second-Team All-America, while Honorable Mention All-Americans were selected for having a 67 percent or higher winning percentage in at least five NCEA-format competitions and meeting a minimum adjusted NRS score for their disciplines. The full list of NCEA All-America Team selections can be found at collegiateequestrian.com.
APHA is dedicated to supporting NCEA equestrian programs, and many former AjPHA members are valuable additions to varsity equestrian teams around the country. Learn more about varsity equestrian programs at collegiateequestrian.com or apha.com/ncaa-equestrian.