SMU Equestrian Earns Academic Honors
April 4, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU equestrian rider Julianna Fischer has been named to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association's Academic First Team. Emma Roberts, Courtney Line, and Rachel Reid were each named to the NCEA Academic Second Team. In addition, 14 Mustangs were named to the Honor Roll.
Fischer, a junior from Wellington, Fla., won the Pin Oak Invitational in equitation on the flat with a shutout victory over LSU and a dominant ride against Fresno State in the championship round. She is 5-5 in competitions on the flat this season.
Roberts, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, holds a record of 7-4 in equitation over fences this season. She earned MVP honors in the season opener and was victorious against a rider from No. 1 South Carolina.
Line, a sophomore from West Islip, N.Y., is 8-2 in equitation over fences this season. She has won the last five matches in a row, including a victory over No. 1 South Carolina. She also earned MVP honors against Sacred Heart.
Reid, a sophomore from Rochester, Mich., has been a steady contributor all season and holds a 3-3 record in equitation on the flat.
Elizabeth Hartnett, Katherine Jones, Morgan Toal, Blaire Bogard, Julianna Fischer, Lauren Hogan, Taylor McClung, Renick Townsend, Megan Osteen, Madeleine Stover, Courtney Line, Rachel Reid, Ryan Umberger, and Emma Roberts were the 14 Mustangs named to the NCEA Honor Roll.
The No. 6-seeded Mustangs face No. 11 New Mexico State in the opening round of competition of the National Collegiate Equestrian Championship on April 18 at 9:00 a.m. at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.