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Samantha Etsell
 Samantha Etsell

Arlington, Wash.


2010-11 Western
Named the Western squad's Most Outstanding Sophomore at the 2011 Wildcat equestrian year-end awards banquet... Ended the 2010-11 season with a record of 8-6-1, with five of those wins coming in the postseason... Tallied her first win of the year in the conference opener against Baylor rider Adriana Ribeiro on October 15... Picked up wins two and three in the last weekend of the regular season against Auburn and New Mexico State riders... Rode past Texas A&M's Becca Murray and Baylor rider Katherine Berg to notch two wins at the 2011 Big 12 Championships... Bested Hannah Derks of Tennessee-Martin, 136.5-125 in the first round of the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships... Closed out 2011 by defeating riders from Auburn and Texas A&M to help the Western squad take home Reserve National Championship honors... Was one of seven Wildcat Western riders to receive a varsity letter in 2010-11...Named team captain for the 2011-12 season...Was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester.

2009-2010 Western
Ended the season with an overall Varsity record of 3-3-1... Also notched an overall exhibition record of 1-0... Defeated Cody Wooten of Baylor, 68.5-63.5, in the second show of the fall season... Picked up her second victory of the year with a 72-71.5 win over Ellie Powell, also of Baylor...Out-rode Jessica Petzrick of Auburn, 66.5-62.5, to pick up her lone exhibition victory of the season.

Personal - Born on July 25, 1991... Daughter of David and Terrie Estell... Majoring in Animal Science... Would like to attend vetrinary school... Finished in the Top 10 at the NRCHA Worlds Non-Pro Hackamore... Placed 3rd in the NRCHA Amateur Stakes...Placed 5th at the AQHYA World Show in Working Cow Horse.