Top 12 Bulldog Moments of 2012 - No. 11

Dec. 21, 2012

By Kelly Mason

FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 11 top moment of Fresno State Athletics in 2012 was freshman equestrian rider Macy Wilson being named a National Collegiate Equestrian Association All-American on March 29.

"It was an honor to be named an All-American for the flat team last year as a freshman," said Wilson. "This award is somewhat new to Equestrian and it meant a lot that I could be the first to receive it for Fresno state. If it were not for the entire team and the coaching staff it would not have been possible for me to accomplish what I did and be named an All-American."

Wilson, a native of Chico, Calif., was the first Fresno State Bulldog to earn an All-American honor since the award was created in 2010. The NCEA selection committee chose the top four riders in each of the four events, and after her stand-out freshman season Wilson was awarded the honor for Equitation on the Flat.

In her freshman season Wilson competed in seven events, winning six of them and earning three MVP honors for her performances. She maintained an impressive average score of 80 in Equitation on the Flat her first year as a Bulldog. These statistics all cumulated to make Wilson a very strong candidate for being named an All-American. Wilson was one of 16 NCEA All-Americans honored, and was the only rider from the west coast to receive the prestigious recognition. The Bulldogs also had two riders, Lauren Crivelli (Horsemanship) and Kimberly HewsonBudnik (Equitation on the Flat) named as NCEA Honorable Mention All-Americans for their performances throughout the 2011-12 season.

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