Dover, Del. (Apr. 19, 2017) --- Ten members of the 2016-17 Delaware State equestrian team have earned national recognition for their academic success. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced that DSU’s Hayley Anderson (jr.), Abigail Buckwalter (sr.), Emily Fick (sr.) and Elizabeth Koons (jr.) are among 47 student-athletes nationwide selected to the American Quarter Horse NCEA  Academic First Team. The team consists of riders who have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their school’s meets; and earned a cumulative grade-point-average of at least  3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

DSU’s Emily Nelson  (sr.) and Vanessa Rabito (sr.) earned selection to the American Quarter Horse NCEA Academic  Second Team, which honors riders who have competed in a minimum of 60 percent of their school’s competitions while maintaining a GPA of at least 3.25.

Delaware State’s Rachel Dantley (sr.) and  Angelina Watts were named to the American Quarter Horse NCEA Academic Honorable Mention Academic Team for competing in a minimum of 50 percent of their team’s matches and maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0

Also, 10 Hornets were named to the American Paint Horse Association NCEA Honor Roll. Buckwalter, Dantley, Fick, Anderson, Koons, Nelson, Rabito and Watts are joined by teammates Monica Ellis (jr.) and Dominique Pierre (jr.) for maintaining a GPA of at least 3.25 and full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

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