Kolby Simonson and Katelyn Gray earned MOP accolades Saturday.
Gillette had one of the most successful freshman campaigns in school history, garnering a 10-5 overall mark in Horsemanship with two MOP awards ... She went 4-2 during league play this season as well ... Claimed Rookie of the Year honors on the Western side at the end of the year banquet ... Scored a point for TCU at nationals, defeating South Carolina's Sam Chiodo in Horsemanship, 143.5-136.5 ... The win for the freshman was impressive in the fact that coming into nationals Chiodo was tabbed an NCEA All-American after going 7-1 during the regular-season ... Garnered a victory for the Frogs in the final round of the Big 12 Championship, defeating Baylor's Parris Rice, 137.5-107.
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Gillette, a four-time Congress Champion and two-time Reserve Congress Champion, hails from Palos Verdes, Calif ... She earned the 2011 Congress Championship in Horsemanship, as well as placed seventh overall in Western riding at the Youth World Show ... Gillette also finished eighth overall in Horsemanship, to go along with her 10th-place showing in Trail at the World Show ... She has also excelled on the soccer pitch in California, playing club soccer for over 13 years.