Dec. 5, 2013
IRVING, Texas – After going 3-0 in the month of November in Equitation on the Flat, Kansas State equestrian rider Jacquelyn Bogstad was named Big 12 Rider of the Month in the discipline. Bogstad was one of four riders to earn the honor in an announcement by the Big 12 on Wednesday.
“We are so proud off Jacquelyn and how she has represented K-State her entire collegiate career,” said head coach Casie Maxwell. “Her earning Rider of the Month is long overdue and very much deserved. She has worked so hard both in and out of the saddle and I am so happy that her hard work is finally paying off. We have got a lot of season left and I am excited to see what else she can bring to the table for us.”
Bogstad started the month with wins against No. 10 SMU and UT-Martin. The senior from Woodland Hills, Calif., knocked off SMU’s Adeline Audette, 74-72, before posting a season high 94 in an amazing ride to pick up her second win against UTM’s Rachel Crinklaw. Her ride against Crinklaw earned her Most Outstanding Player (MOP) honors. In K-State’s fall season finale, Bogstad continued her winning streak by besting then No. 4 Georgia’s Kylee Arbuckle, 80-70. Her win helped K-State takedown UGA, 13-7.
“I am immensely proud and honored to receive the Big 12 Rider of the month for November,” said Bogstad. “It would not have been possible without the support and dedication of my teammates and coaches. It was a great way to end the fall season and I cannot wait for the spring season to begin
Joining Bogstad on the Rider of the Month list was Baylor’s Sam Schaefer (Equitation Over Fences), Oklahoma State’s Katy Krshka (Horsemanship) and TCU’s Alexi Child (Reining).
K-State ended the fall season with a 6-3 record and ranked fifth in the nation. The Wildcats open the spring season on Feb.1, when the team travels to Brookings, S.D., for meets against South Dakota State and Fresno State. K-State returns to Timbercreek Stables on Feb. 28, when Big 12 foe No. 3 Baylor visits.