Feb. 25, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - The Bulldog equestrian team will return to the road on Saturday for a dual match at WAC rival New Mexico State. The Dogs and Aggies met back in September with Fresno State winning 12-8.
Equitation over Fences: Lisa Wells, Jennifer Jory, Jessica Kissell, Holly Elsbernd, Chelsie Stone
Equitation on the Flat: Lisa Beach, Lanie Madrazo, Caitlin Marshall,Emily McNeil, Lauren Carr, KimberlySteinbuch, Jessica Kissell
Reining: Jill Tebbe, Keri Blackledge, Elizabeth Thomasian, Shawna McClurg, Sydney Coletti
Western Horsemanship: Madison Silver, Allison Warkentin, Sammie Jo Stone, Christa Beezley, Brooke Cranston
Dogs Win Five Straight, Claim Best in the West Tourney
The Fresno State equestrian team is having a great spring semester. After five consecutive wins, including a victory of No. 7 TCU, the Dogs are one of the hottest teams in the nation. Fresno State won the Fourth Annual Best in the West Tournament last weekend at the Student Horse Center with wins over the Horned Frogs, Tennessee-Martin and Sacred Heart. The Dogs combined to outscore their opponents 21-10 in the tournament. Fresno State has several indivduals win MVP, led by Keri Blackledge, Madison Silver, Kimberly Steinbuch and Lisa Wells, who won two-each. Freshman Lisa Beach also earned MVP honors against Sacred Heart on the flat.
Dogs Remain 10th in Coaches Poll
Fresno State is ranked No. 10 in the most recent national equestrian coaches' poll, which was released on Feb. 16. The Dogs have been ranked in the Top 10 since the national poll began over a year ago. The collegiate coaches competing under the Varsity Equestrian Championship umbrella initiated the national poll. The poll is released bi-monthly when the schools are in season.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Rank Team (Points)
1. Georgia (104)
2. Auburn (97)
3. Texas A&M (82)
4. Oklahoma State (76)
5. South Carolina (70)
6. Kansas State (51)
7. Baylor (42)
8. TCU (35)
9. New Mexico State (29)
10. Fresno State (18)
Also receiving votes: South Dakota State (1)
"We are Your Team" The Bulldog equestrian team heads to New Mexico State to take on the WAC rival Aggies. Following the Dogs on gobulldogs.com.
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