HARRISBURG, Pa. — The IHSA announced the 16 national qualifiers for the Teresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge. These students achieved the highest scores from their zones on the online test. They will compete in a practicum phase at the 2018 IHSA National Championship Show in Harrisburg, Pa., May 3-6.

Teresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge is sponsored by EQUUS. The challenge is a free online test covering non-discipline-specific, general horsemanship topics and is open to all IHSA undergraduate members. The timed test consists of 50 questions from the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Study Guide.

The test was available online for two weeks on the IHSA website. The participants with the top-two scores from each Zone are invited to compete in a practicum phase at the 2018 IHSA Nationals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The top-10 scorers win scholarships.

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Teresa L. McDonald taught at Virginia Tech and was an active IHSA board member for many years. McDonald was a founder of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association. She was known for her sense of diplomacy and nicknamed “Madeline Albright.”

Students from Zones 2 and 3 which includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who qualified or are listed as alternates are:

Binghamton University: Qualifier, Erica Doyle

Columbia University: Qualifier, Amelia Marcantonio-Fields; Alternates, Maeve Lyness, Stephanie Cajigas

Dickinson College: Qualifier, Sarah Clancy

Rutgers University: Alternate, Rachel Vandemark

Pennsylvania State University: Qualifier, Scarlett Loya, Alternate, Mackenzie Hahn

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