April 18, 2013
WACO, Texas --- Fresno State junior Lauren Crivelli won both of her Western points in the Bulldogs' NCEA Championship first-round 5-2 loss to Texas A&M on Thursday at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.
While the loss ends the season for Fresno State, first-year head coach Collins Daye was very pleased with the team's efforts at the national championships.
"I am super thrilled with how we did today," Daye said. "We rode against a really strong team, but we showed a lot of maturity and everybody put in 100 percent effort. I could not be prouder of our team."
Crivelli began the day with a 138.0 to 137.5 win over Texas A&M's Laura Sumrall in reining and then delivered a dominating victory over the Aggies' Amanda Brightwell by the score of 148.5 to 136.0.
On Wednesday night, the Bulldogs' English rider Macy Wilson was honored at the NCEA annual championship banquet as an honorable mention NCEA All-American.
Additionally at the banquet, the 'Dogs were recognized for their achievements in the classroom and the arena.
Fresno State had three riders named to the NCEA Academic First Team, the highest academic achievement one can currently receive in the NCEA. English riders Belle Calkin and Hillary West, along with Crivelli, were each one of 50 NCEA riders to make the First Team. There were three Bulldogs also named to the NCEA Academic Second Team, Lanie Madrazo, Kirsten McKillop and Shauna Woodward. Three more Bulldogs were named to the Honorable Mention academic team, Macy Wilson, Ciara Kozlowski and Sydney Coletti.
The Bulldogs also had 19 riders named to the NCEA Honor Roll.
2013 NCEA Championship - Western Championship
First Round - Texas A&M 5, Fresno State 2
Lauren Crivelli (FS) defeated Laura Sumrall (TAMU), 138.0 to 137.5
Ashley Skold (TAMU) defeated Ciara Kozlowski (FS), 140.5 to 135.5
Lindsey Bernbaum (TAMU) defeated Kirsten McKillop (FS), 142.5 to 137.0
Becca Murray (TAMU) defeated Sydney Coletti (FS), 137.5 to 132.5
Lauren Crivelli (FS) defeated Amanda Brightwell (TAMU), 148.5 to 136.0
Shauna Woodward (FS) and Molli Jacobs (TAMU) tied, 147.0 to 147.0
Carey Nowacek (TAMU) defeated Sydney Elliott (FS), 141.0 to 130.0
Cassie Mantor (TAMU) defeated Kirsten McKillop (FS), 147.5 to 140.5
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