Adkins, Kemper Named NCEA All-Americans

WACO, Texas. -- The acknowledgements keep coming for the Kansas State equestrian team, as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) announced its 2014-15 All-American teams, with K-State represented by sophomore Henley Adkins and junior Danielle Kemper.

Adkins was named to the NCEA All-American Second Team in Equitation on the Flat, while Kemper joined Adkins in the mix of Second Team selections in the discipline of Horsemanship.

The riders named to the NCEA Selection Committee must have a 67 percent or higher winning percentage, excluding ties, compete in a minimum of five competitions in the NCEA format and must have at least an adjusted NRS score of: 85 for flat, 90 for fences, 80 for reining and 80 for horsemanship

Adkins, a Moorpark, California, native has compiled a 17-15 record with six Most Outstanding Player (MOP) awards in Hunt Seat this season. Adkins received All-Big 12 honors in Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat. Adkins also was named one of the four Big 12 Equestrian 2015 Riders of the Year in Equitation on the Flat. Not only did Adkins excel in the arena this season, but also in the classroom as she earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors.

Kemper, a Gilbert, Arizona, product had an outstanding regular season, racking up an 11-3-1 record while picking up two MOP accolades. The league recognized Kemper as she was named All-Big 12 in Horsemanship.

K-State hits the road next week, as the team travels to Waco, Texas for the 2015 NCEA Championships on Thursday. The Wildcats face No. 8 SMU in the first round, with the victor going on to face No. 1 Georgia on Friday.