NCEA Announces All-Academic Teams
Waco, Texas – South Carolina Equestrian continues to perform in the classroom with 10 members making it onto the NCEA All-Academic teams, three earning recognition for the Academic Honorable Mention Team and 19 making the Academic Honor Roll, the NCEA announced Friday.
To make the NCEA All-Academic First Team, a rider must compete in a minimum of 70 percent of meets, not including demo or exhibition rides. Each rider must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 with full-time enrollment in classes. Jordan Allen, Mary Margaret Coats, Trinity Hammerschmidt, Emilia Reutimann, Madeline Schaefer and Alexa Thorpe were the six Gamecocks to make the First Team.
Riders on the NCEA All-Academic Second Team had to compete in 60 percent of meets this season and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 with full-time enrollment. The four Gamecocks to make the list were Kiersten Beckner, Tierney Horton, Emma Lane, and Chloe Stephenson.
Riders who competed in 50 percent of meets and maintained a 3.0 GPA qualified for the NCEA Academic Honorable Mention Team. Nina Columbia, Kendalyn Herlocker, and Chloe VanStone were the three Gamecocks to make the team.
19 members of the South Carolina squad made the NCEA Academic Honor Roll which requires athletes to maintain a 3.25 GPA. Jordan Allen, Alexa Aureliano, Ellie Beard, Kiersten Beckner, Mary Margaret Coats, Nina Columbia, Sydney DeGrazia, Trinity Hammerschmidt, Tierney Horton, Emma Lane, Mya Pinski, Payton Potter, Claire Pound, Ava Pratt, Maro Reppas, Emilia Reuitimann, Madeline Schaefer, Chloe Stephenson, and Alexa Thorpe all made the list.