Outside the Arena with Jen Rawle and Mikaela Sundgren

Name: Jennifer Rawle

Year in School: Sophomore

Years on the Team: 2nd

Discipline: Hunter Seat

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Major: Family Studies with a Business minor

Riding Background (before college): I had been riding for 11 years before I came to Kansas State. I showed all over Texas in the Texas Hunter/Jumper Association while also showing locally in the Houston area. I have competed in Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation.

Why I chose K-State: I love the atmosphere of Manhattan and the K-State campus. The people in the area are so friendly, and I could not wait to be part of the Kansas State Equestrian team!

My favorite part about being a member of the KSUET: It is awesome to be able to go to school while also riding. Plus I could never ask for a greater group of girls to call my teammates! Everyone is so supportive of one another, and it is nice to always have someone there if you need anything.

Favorite Manhattan restaurant: La Fiesta

The last book I read: Signs of Success

If I could have any superpower it would be: I wish I could fly.

Favorite TV show: “How It’s Made”

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

The last song I downloaded: “Who I Am” by Wade Bowen

Plans after graduation: I would like to stay in Kansas and work in a Human Resources Department for a corporation or small business.

Name: Mikaela Sundgren

Year in School: Junior

Year on the Team: 3rd

Discipline: Western

Hometown: El Dorado, KS

Major: Animal Science, Pre-Vet

Riding Background (before college): I competed in American Quarter Horse Association horse shows and received multiple AQHYA World Show Top Ten and Finalist placings.

Why I chose K-State: I chose K-State because almost everybody in my family has graduated from here.

My favorite part about being a member of the KSUET: Meeting new people and being able to continue showing horses throughout college.

Favorite Manhattan restaurant: 4-Olives

If I could have any superpower it would be: I would want to be able to fly.

Favorite TV show: “CSI”

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Plans after graduation: To attend graduate school.