Belle Calkin
    Belle Calkin

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    North Hollywood, Calif.

    Position:
    Hunt Seat

    Major:
    Psychology

    Last updated: Sept. 22, 2013

    Academic Accolades
    •Dean's List - Fall 2011
    •President's List - Spring 2012
    •President's List - Fall 2012
    •NCEA First Team Academic All-American - 2012-13
    •NCEA Academic Honor Roll - 2012-13

    2012-13 (Junior): Competed in 11 Equitation over Fences events in her second year as a Bulldog ... earned six wins during the season and they came against SMU, Texas A&M, TCU, South Dakota State, UTM, and New Mexico State University ... her season-high score of 83 against Texas A&M tied her career high score ... maintained an average score of 76 ... earned her second varsity letter ... named a Frist Team NCEA Academic All-American ... received the Most Unflappable Award for Hunt Seat that was voted on by the coaches.

    2011-12 (Sophomore): First year competing for Fresno State ... competed in four Equitation over Fences events ... picked up her first Bulldog win against Stanford with a season-high score of 83 and also earned an MVP honor for that performance ... maintained an average score of 76.

    Kansas State 2010-11 (Freshman): Was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

    Pre-Fresno State: Amateur Equitation Challenge winner ... high scores in California Professional Horseman's Association (CPHA) Amateur medal finals ... qualified to compete in CPHA Amateur Medal Finals, CPHA Foundation Finals, Foxfield Medal Finals, USEF Adult Equitation Finals, WCE Final and Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association (LAHJA) Senior Medal Finals.

    Campbell Hall HS: Qualified and competed in CPHA Junior, CPHA Foundation, WCE Final, and LAHJA medals ... four-year letterwinner in Equestrian ... captain of equestrian team ... varsity individual high point rider of Los Angeles county IEL ... numerous team and individual awards in IEL ... 2009 and 2010 prestigious Coach's Award at Campbell High School ... Marshall Sterling Reserve champion ... 2007-08 Junior Medal Reserve Champion and a San Fernando Valley Horseman's Show Association (SFVHSA) Challenge Medal winner in 2008.

    Personal: Born April 20, 1992 in Glendale, Calif. ... parents are Noelle and Robert Calkin, has one younger brother Parris ... hobbies include photography, reading and seeing musicals on Broadway ... currently trains with Joe Thorpe ... past trainers include George Morris, Cyndi Merritt, Stacy Lambakis and Steve Cross ... biggest athletic thrill is landing after the last fence in a medal final after a good round ... admires her family the most ... chose to attend Fresno State because of its awesome equestrian team.

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