No. 9 Equestrian Heads To Nationally Ranked NMSU Saturday
Feb. 22, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas- The No. 9 TCU equestrian program will look to win its second-straight meet this weekend when it travels to nationally ranked New Mexico State on Saturday. Game time will begin at approximately 9 a.m. at the NM State Equestrian Center.
"I'm looking forward to heading to Las Cruces this weekend to compete with New Mexico State," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "I think we've picked up some positive momentum coming off our trip to Fresno and I am excited to see how the team rides against a strong New Mexico State team."
The Horned Frogs will wrap-up road competition this weekend before hosting South Dakota State and Georgia on back-to-back weekends to open the month of March.
"We just came off a great road trip and are ready to go again," said interim Western head coach Kindel Huffman. "New Mexico State will be another opportunity to advance on the road. We look forward to a very successful meet."
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Scouting New Mexico State
In its last outing, No. 9 TCU swept all four MVP accolades as the Horned Frogs downed No. 10 Tennessee-Martin on the final day of the Best In The West Invitational, 9-7. It was a banner day for the Frogs as Haley Jacobi, Callie Selchau, Courtney Chown and Samantha Bayer all earned MVP honors. Overall, the Purple and White dominated the Skyhawks at the Bulldogs' Student Horse Center in Horsemanship and Equitation on the Flat, claiming 3-1 victories in both events, respectively.
The Frogs have had several individuals post impressive early season victories during the 2011-12 campaign.
On the Western side, Alexie Estrada has a season record of 7-2-1, while Taylor Prince is 7-3-0 in Horsemanship. In Reining, Samantha Bayer is coming off an impressive weekend in Fresno after claiming two-straight victories, which included a 72-67 dismantling of Tennessee-Martin's Candice Fulcher in her last outing. By defeating Fulcher, Bayer won her second MVP award of the year.
Several student-athletes have shined on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into this weekend's competitions. Haley Jacobi went 2-0 in action last weekend in Equitation on the Flat with one MVP accolade, while returning All-America honoree Callie Selchau has captured four MVP honors. Finally, freshman Kaitlin Perry has garnered seven wins on the season with one MVP accolade on the Flat. Finally, fellow freshman Demi Stiegler had an impressive opening weekend, going 2-0 in competition at the Best In The West Invitational with MVP honor.
The National Rankings
Overall, the Horned Frogs totaled nine points. Auburn is still ranked No. 1 with 58 points, while both Texas A&M and Georgia sit just behind at No. 2 and No. 3 with 50 and 47 points, respectively.
The coaches poll is released bi-monthly with the next announcement scheduled for Feb. 29, 2012.