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Ashleigh Collins Gleaton Named NCEA Distinguished Alumni
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Ashleigh Collins Gleaton Named NCEA Distinguished Alumni

WACO, Texas – Dr. Ashleigh Collins Gleaton, South Carolina equestrian class of 2006, is one of this year’s National Collegiate Equestrian Association Distinguished Alumni honorees, NCEA officials announced on Wednesday. 

Distinguished Alumni are recognized in eight categories including business, community engagement, education, equine industry (rider/trainer/coach), equine industry (business), health sciences/services, media & communication, and young alumni.  Distinguished Alumni must be separated from their institution for at least six years prior to nomination and are recognized as distinguished in the following areas: academic success, athletic success, outstanding service contributions, and post-graduate success. Gleaton earned her honor in the equine industry (business) category. 

Gleaton, then known by her maiden name Collins, was part of the 2005 national championship team, and helped win the 2006 hunt seat championship in her final season. A four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree, Gleaton won multiple team awards during her time with the Gamecocks, including most improved on the team in 2003 and most well-rounded for competing as a horsemanship and a flat rider in 2005. 

After graduation Gleaton spent several years working in Charleston, S.C. before attending veterinary school in St Kitts and received her veterinary degree from Ross University. After a year at Colorado State University, she returned home to Blackville, S.C. and began HP Veterinary Services.