Tara Polkalba
    Tara Polkalba

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Martinez, Calif.

    High School:
    Miramonte HS

    Position:
    English

    Major:
    Equine Science

    03/03/2012

    'Dogs Wrap Up Home Events

    The Fresno State equestrian team hosted its final home competition of the 2011-12 season Saturday with a Red and Blue team scrimmage.

    02/19/2012

    Bulldogs Earn "Best in the West" Title

    Fresno State defeated UTM on day two of Best in the West, sweeping the competition to earn the tournament win.

    01/28/2012

    'Dogs Show Well At Scrimmage

    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

    Academic Accolades
    •Dean's List - Fall 2009
    •Dean's List - Spring 2010
    •Dean's List - Fall 2010

    Fresno State:

    2011-12 (Junior): Competed in five Equitation on the Flat events ... earned two wins against South Dakota State and Stanford ... recorded a season-high score of 86 .. maintained average score of 78.

    2010-11 (Sophomore): Member of the equestrian team ... received award for athletic academic achievement.

    2009-10 (Freshman): Competed in her first event in Equitation on the Flat against Kansas ... was demonstration rider for Equitation on the Flat at home competitions.

    Miramonte HS: Competed in the 2007 Young Riders Championship at preliminary level in Eventing for Area VI.

    Personal: Born May 13, 1991 in San Francisco, Calif. ... parents are Jennifer and Michael Polkabla ... has one brother, Max ... hobbies include riding dirt bikes, and hanging out with friends and family ... competes in the sport of Eventing and gallops horses on the racetrack ... biggest athletic thrill is competing ... most admires her father and mother because they have always been there for her ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the equestrian team and the Equine Science department.

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