Fresno State is ranked No. 8 in the nation in the most recent coaches poll.
March 17, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. -
Fresno State will take its English team to Dallas, Texas this weekend to take on the SMU Mustangs. SMU does not have a Western team. The meet will begin Saturday morning at 8 a.m. PT. Scheduled to compete for the Bulldogs are:
Equitation over Fences: Jennifer Jory, Cambria Kissell, Katie Nenneker, Lisa Wells, Casey Jo McDonald, Tessa Beckett
Equitation on the Flat: Kelsey Bullock, Kimberly Hewson Budnik, Caitlin Marshall, Kimberly Steinbuch, Nicole Roworth, Tarynn Shada
Complete Release in PDF Format
About the Mustangs
SMU is coming off a 7-3 loss to No. 4 Auburn on March 4 in Dallas. SMU is 5-8 overall on the season and 4-6 against teams ranked in the Top 10. The Mustangs have won three of their last four matches, including victories over two ranked teams, TCU and New Mexico State. Last November, the Mustangs earned a home victory over No. 2 ranked Georgia. Ashley Schaeffer is in her first season as head coach at SMU. The Mustangs do no offer a Western team.
The Bulldogs compete in the Varsity Equestrian National Championships, April 16-19, in Waco, Texas.
Dogs Topple Tennessee-Martin
Fresno State picked up a nice road win, defeating Tennessee-Martin on March 7. The Bulldogs and Skyhawks were tied 8-8 after the matches were concluded, but Fresno State earned the win based on the raw scores for the event. Three Bulldogs earned MVP honors in the show, including senior Katie Nenneker, sophomore Jill Tebbe and freshman Sammi Jo Stone.
Fresno State Ranked No. 8 in Latest National Coaches Poll
The Bulldogs moved up in the national polls for the second time in three weeks, landing at No. 8 for the March 10th poll.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
(March 10, 2009)
Rank Team (Points)
1. Georgia (62)
2. Baylor (59)
3. Texas A&M (55)
4. South Carolina (43)
5. TCU (38)
6. Auburn (37)
7. Oklahoma State (36)
8. Fresno State (18)
9. Kansas State (17)
10. New Mexico State (11)
Also receiving votes: South Dakota St. (1) and Tennessee-Martin (1)
Join the State - Fresno State! The Fresno State Equestrian team heads to Dallas, Texas for an English match against SMU on Saturday, March 21.