The Fresno State equestrian team had a wonderful day to celebrate its season accomplishments, its seniors and the unveiling of the new scoreboard.
The Fresno State equestrian team hosted its final home competition of the 2011-12 season Saturday with a Red and Blue team scrimmage.
Fresno State defeated UTM on day two of Best in the West, sweeping the competition to earn the tournament win.
On Day one of Best in the West Fresno State defeated TCU and finished tied with UTM after two events.
The Fresno State equestrian team kicked off the 2012 season with a Red vs. Blue team scrimmage at the Student Horse Center where sophomore Hillary West earned two MVP honors.
Last updated: May 31, 2012
2011-12 (Senior): Competed in five Reining events ... was voted Reining team captain for her senior year ... picked up one win with a score of 71 against Delaware State ... maintained an average score of 70.
2010-11 (Junior): Competed in nine Reining events ...recorded a win against South Carolina with a high score of 69.5 ... participated at the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships (VENC) and earned a point for Fresno State against TCU ... named team captain for the 2011-12 season.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Competed in 10 reining events earning seven wins and her first MVP honors against UC Davis ... competed in her first VENC and earned her first varsity letter ... awarded Sportsmanship award by her teammates.
2008-09 (Freshman): Competed in two events in Reining ... nominated for Most Improved Western rider and team Sportsmanship award by her teammates ... only western rider to earn her point at nationals with a score of 73 ... had three team-high scores throughout the season.
Absorokee HS: Four-year letter winner in volleyball, basketball and softball ... in her senior year she led her team to a state softball championship ... her volleyball team finished seventh in the state and won divisional and conference championships her junior year ... played on a basketball conference championship squad ... she has won multiple championships, including the Montana Quarter Horse Year-end Championship in Reining three times and the Central Montana Year-end Reining Championship ... she has won multiple National Reining Horse Association Youth Achievement awards.
Personal: Born December 6, 1989 in Billings, Mont. ... parents are Cathy and Shawn McClurg ... has one younger brother, Shane, an older brother, Mark, and an older sister, Shannon ... hobbies include snowboarding, music and long boarding ... trains with her father Shawn McClurg ... has been showing since she was eight ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because he came from not being good enough for his high school basketball team to being an NBA champ ... biggest athletic thrill is being the person who saves the day by pulling out a win ... most admires her parents and her little brother who is a cancer survivor ... chose to attend Fresno State because of their great athletic program and education program.