K-State's Adkins Named Rider of the Month

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State equestrian rider Henley Adkins was named one of four September National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Riders of the Month. Adkins earned her honor in Equitation on the Flat. 

"We are so proud of Henley for her performances in September and earning NCEA Rider of the Month honors," said K-State head coach Casie Maxwell. "She has worked really hard in and out of the arena and is a much more confident rider this year, especially under pressure this year."

During the month of September, Adkins secured a Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honor in all three meets this season and four total MOPs including the two she earned against South Dakota State on Sept. 26.

Entering this season, Adkins collected four MOP honors in her debut season in 2013-14. With her two MOPs against South Dakota State, she owns eight career MOP honors and a career record of 20-18-1 which includes a 4-2 mark this season.

Last season, Adkins was named to the K-State Team Honor Roll. She was awarded a 2013-14 Letter in Equitation on the Flat. Adkins also received recognition from the team with the Most Outstanding Award in Hunter Seat which acknowledges one student athlete rider per class for their leadership to their teammates throughout the year.

No. 4 K-State is back at Timbercreek Stables for a Hunter Seat matchup with Alabama at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The competition is free and open to the public.