By Jeffrey Swindoll
The No. 2-seed Baylor Equestrian team earned four end-of-season honors on Wednesday as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association named its All-American team.
Senior Sam Schaefer was named a first-team All-American. Sophomore Alicia Gasser and seniors Parris Rice and Gillian Chant each earned honorable mentions.
Schaefer achieved first-team marks for her performance in equitation over fences and equitation on the flat for her second consecutive year, adding to her many awards this season. Her awards include: Big 12 Fences Rider of the Year, All-Big 12 for fences and flat and the Most Outstanding Player honor in the Bears’ victory at the Big 12 Championships this season.
Gasser received honorable mention for her performance in flat. Rice and Chant earned honorable mention for horsemanship.
Baylor is the No. 2 seed in NCEA National Championship to be hosted from April 16-18 at the Extracto Event Center in Waco.
The Bears receive a first round bye in the opening round of the tournament.