March 26, 2014
WACO, Texas. – The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) announced its 2013-14 All-American teams, with Kansas State represented by six riders.
Senior Kelly Bovaird was named to the NCEA All-American Second Team in Horsemanship, while seniors Rachel Webster (Equitation on the Flat), Jordan Cox (Reining), sophomore Kara Guy, (Reining) and freshmen Henley Adkins (Equitation on the Flat) and Alexis Graves (Equitation over Fences) all earned Honorable Mention status.
“I am so proud to have six student-athletes make the NCEA All-American list this year,” said head coach Casie Maxwell. “It was a team goal to have athletes make this list in all four events and we were able to accomplish that. Having a mix of upper and lower classmen earn this achievement I think speaks volumes about our experience and depth.”
Bovaird, a Tulsa, Okla., native has compiled a 9-4 record with three Most Outstanding Player (MOP) awards in Horsemanship this season. The captain has been one of K-State’s most consistent riders in the discipline this season.
Webster and Adkins were both received Honorable Mentions in Equitation on the Flat. Webster, a Mechanicsville, Va., product earned an 8-4 record with three MOP’s. Adkins, a Moorpark, Calif., native went 8-4-1 with two MOP’s.
Graves earned her honor in Equitation Over Fences. Hailing from Coto de Caza, Calif., the freshman rider went 5-3 with one MOP in her debut season.
Cox and Graves round out the All-American riders for the Wildcats, with the duo earning honors in Reining. Cox, a Trenton, N.C., native had an outstanding regular season, going 9-3-1 while picking up three MOP honors. Guy, a Fountain Hills, Ariz., product also had a solid year for the Wildcats, racking up an 8-3 record with one MOP accolade.
K-State hits the road this week, as the team travels to Waco, Texas for the 2014 Big 12 Championships on Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats will face the No. 1 seed Oklahoma State, with the victor going on to face the winner of the Baylor/TCU matchup.