Waco, Tex. (Apr. 13, 2017) – Texas A&M proved why it’s one of the nation’s elite programs with 13-2 victory over Delaware State in the opening round of the 2017 National Collegiate Equestrian Association tournament today.
The fifth-seeded Aggies were 8-0 winners in the Hunter Seat competition and posted a 5-2 victory in the Western rides to advance in the 12-team tournament.
The Hornets, appearing in the national championship competition for the second year in a row, were seeded 12th.
Abigail Buckwalter tallied one of the DSU’s points with a victory in Horsemanship. Buckwalter rode “Hogan” to a score of 144.5, tops among all competitors in the event.
Cheyenne Adams was also a winner for the Hornets with a score of 137.5 aboard “Captain” in Reining. Elizabeth Koons had DSU’s highest Reining score (140 on “Boss”), but was edged out by Texas A&M’s Madison Bohman (143).
Delaware State continued to raise its national women’s equestrian prolife during the 2016 -17 season. The Hornets captured their first United Equestrian Conference championship this season, posting wins over nationally-ranked Fresno State and SMU to earn the crown.
Hornet head coach Jennifer Ridgely was selected as the UEC Co-Coach of the Year.