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Collegiate Equestrian: Local Students Make NCEA ALL-Academic Teams

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Emma Mandarino, of Bedminster, N.J. rides for Georgia Equestrian Team and was recently named to the Farnam All-Academic team. Credits: NCEA
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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the 2018 Farnam NCEA All-Academic Teams on April 5, recognizing student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year. Several riders are from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Farnam NCEA All-Academic First Team

Must have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of the school’s meets, not including demo or exhibition rides. Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

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Madison Day, Brick, N.J., Baylor

Shannon Hogue, Chester, Pa., Baylor

Emma Mandarino, Bedminster, N.J. Georgia

Courtney Barry, Aspers, Pa., Sweet Briar College

Lauren Fabiano, Malvern, Pa., South Carolina

Madison Sellman, Honeoye Falls, N.J., South Carolina

Paige Stopperich, Pittsburgh, Pa., South Carolina

Farnam NCEA All-Academic Second Team

Must have competed in a minimum of 60 percent of the school’s meets, not including demo or exhibition rides. Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

Brittney Mirkov, Sparta, N.J., Baylor

Monica Ellis, Collegeville, Pa., Delaware State

Emily Nelson, Glenville, Pa., Delaware State

Farnam NCEA All-Academic Honorable Mention Team

Must have competed in a minimum of 50 percent of the school’s meets, not including demo or exhibition rides. Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 while maintaining full-time enrollment in the previous spring and fall semesters, respectively.

Alex Desiderio, Chester, N.J., Texas A&M

Marah Huston, Harrisonville, Pa., TCU

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