Cowgirls Travel To Big 12 Championships

March 27, 2012

Cowgirls Travel To Big 12 Championships

Oklahoma State is riding a six-match win streak.


STILLWATER, Okla. - The Oklahoma State Equestrian team travels to Manhattan, Kan., to the Big 12 Championships this weekend.

About The Cowgirls

Oklahoma State is 8-4 on the season, coming off an 11-9 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats last weekend in Manhattan.  

OSU In The Rankings

The Cowgirls are ranked fourth in the latest Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll. They received 45 points in the poll, just 11 behind No. 3 Texas A&M. All four Big 12 participating schools currently rank in the top eight.

Seeding At The Championship

The Pokes claimed the top seed in the championship, finishing the regular season with a 4-2 conference record and owning the tiebreaker with the Baylor Bears. The following is a breakdown of the seeding, with conference records in parentheses:

1) Oklahoma State (4-2)

2) Baylor (4-2)

3) Texas A&M (3-3)

4) Kansas St. (1-5)



The Cowgirls have impressed the judges this year, earning 25 MVP honors on the season. They are led by Katy Krshka, who has picked up five MVPs (three in reining, two in horsemanship) in her debut season as a Poke, including two during a road trip to top-ranked Auburn and South Carolina. Samantha Elser has two MVP honors in equitation over fences.


MVP Breakdown By Discipline

Reining: Caroline Daniels (5), Katy Krshka (3), Jenna Blumer (1)



Horsemanship: Katy Krshka (2), Lindsey McMullen (1), Lauren Halvorson (1), Marissa Dalton (1)

Equitation Over Fences: Samantha Elser (2), Ali Rose (1), Allison Joyce (1)

Equitation On The Flat: Jordan White (3), Andrea Robbins (2), Allison Dooman (1), Haydan Vosburgh (1)


Western Superlatives

Freshman Katy Krshka has a team-high 16 wins on the season (nine in horsemanship, seven in reining) and boasts a .762 overall winning percentage.

Krshka and sophomore Lauren Halvorson share a 9-2 record in horsemanship, tied for a discipline-high .818 winning percentage.

Senior Caroline Daniels is riding a six-match winning streak, including four-straight MVP performances, all coming against top ten competition.


More Individual Honors

Jordan White and freshman Katy Krshka earned Big 12 Rider of the Month honors for their performances in November.

White went 2-1 in equitation on the flat in the month and added another head-to-head victory in equitation over fences.

Krshka went 5-1 in the month, including a perfect 3-0 mark in reining. The standout earned two MVPs in the discipline, giving her three such honors on the season. She had the team-high score in four of her six performances in November.

The awards were the second and third such awards earned by the Cowgirls this year, with sophomore Ali Rose picking up the honor for her performance in equitation over fences in October.


Freshman Standout

Katy Krshka's honors don't stop at the conference level... Varsity Equestrian named her the November Western Student-Athlete of the Month.


Equestrian Launches New Organization

In an effort to further advance equestrian to an NCAA championship sport, the entity formally known as Varsity Equestrian has established an association to become the voice for the sport of equestrian within college athletics. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) was founded to be the catalyst for growth of varsity level equestrian competition.

NCEA Championship Seeding 

Seeding for the NCEA National Championship was also released, with the Cowgirls earning the No. 2 seed in western and the No. 11 seed in hunter seat. The complete breakdown of the seeding is listed below:


1.       Texas A&M

2.       Oklahoma State

3.       Georgia

4.       Auburn

5.       South Carolina

6.       Kansas State

7.       Baylor

8.       Fresno State

9.       New Mexico State

10.   Texas Christian

11.   South Dakota State

12.   Tennessee-Martin


Hunter Seat

1.       Auburn

2.       South Carolina

3.       Georgia

4.       Baylor

5.       Southern Methodist

6.       New Mexico State

7.       Texas A&M

8.       Texas Christian

9.       Kansas State

10.   Fresno State

11.   Oklahoma State

12.   Tennessee-Martin



Equitation On The Flat: Andrea Robbins (So.), Ali Rose (So.), Ellie Sparks (Jr.), Jordan White (Sr.), Samantha Harrison (So.), Allison Dooman (So.), Haydan Vosburgh (Jr.)

Equitation Over Fences: Sammy Elser (So.), Maggie Gampfer (Fr.), Samantha Harrison (So.), Ali Rose (So.), Allison Joyce (Fr.), Sarah Gesick (Sr.), Andrea Robbins (So.)

Horsemanship: Marissa Dalton (Jr.), Mackenzie Fugitt (So.), Lauren Halvorson (So.), Katy Krshka (Fr.), Lindsey McMullen (Fr.), Mamie Tomlin (Sr.), Katie Ralph (So.)

Reining: Jenna Blumer (So.), Caroline Daniels (Sr.), Rachel Houchin (Sr.), Katy Krshka (Fr.), Christy McElreath (Jr.), Max Clason (So.), Taylor New (Jr.)









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