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Collegiate Riding: Georgia Stays On Top in NCEA

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WACO, Texas – The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its latest Farnam Team Rankings for collegiate equestrian on Feb.20, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

The Georgia Bulldogs remain on top of this week’s Farnam Rankings holding an 8-1 record this season. The Auburn Tigers stay at No. 2 following a home win against SEC opponent and the defending National Champions, Texas A&M. The Texas A&M Aggies come in this week at No. 3.

The Oklahoma State Cowgirls slide into the No. 4 position following two road wins against SMU and Fresno State. The SMU Mustangs drop to No. 5 after a 1-1 weekend on the road. The Baylor Bears hold at No. 6 this week with the TCU Horned Frogs at No. 7.

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South Dakota State moves up to No. 8 in this week’s poll. The No. 9 position goes to the South Carolina Gamecocks and rounding up the top ten are the UT-Martin Skyhawks in spot No. 10.

For all of the latest information on NCEA equestrian, log on to www.collegiateequestrian.com or follow @NCEA_Equestrian on Twitter and _ncea on Instagram.

In action over the Feb. 17 weekend, Georgia equestrian defeated South Carolina, 12-7, at One Wood Farm.

Madison Sellman, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y. rode to a 74-67 victory on Toby to score a point for the Gamecocks but it was not enough to get her team the win.

TCU equestrian came home with a 13-6 win against No. 10 UT-Martin.

In Reining, it seemed Elena Hurd had won her point for TCU but ended up in a 70.5-70.5 draw with Hannah McDonald.

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Action

In IHSA action, Centenary University kicked off the spring semester with a win. On Feb. 18, the team traveled to Marist College's Crosswinds Equestrian Center. Centenary earned an almost perfect score card with 42 out of a possible 49 points.

Several riders took home blue ribbons in the competition:

Intermediate over fences: Andrew Pryslak

Novice Flat: Meghan Frederick

Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter: Taylor Crews

Walk-Trot: Abigail Stanton, Emily Valerio

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