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Alexa Rivard
Alexa  Rivard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

Event:
Western

Major:
Exercise Science

04/21/2018

4-21-18 Auburn Equestrian vs Georgia

NCEA Equestrian Team Championship Finals Anthony Hall

04/20/2018

4-20-18 NCEA Equestrian Event Championship Quarterfinals

NCEA Equestrian Event Championship Quarterfinals Anthony Hall

04/20/2018

4-20-18 NCEA Equestrian Event Championship Semifinals

NCEA Equestrian Event Championship Semifinals Anthony Hall

04/19/2018

4-19-18 Auburn Equestrian vs Baylor

NCEA Equestrian Team Championship Quarterfinals Anthony Hall

04/19/2018

4-19-18 Auburn Equestrian vs TCU

NCEA Equestrian Team Championship Semifinals Anthony Hall

Awards and Honors
Auburn Career Wins Holder - Reining (44)
Auburn Career Meets Competed Holder - Reining (69)
Auburn Single Season Wins Co-Holder - Reining (13)
2018 NCEA All-Championship Team (Reining)
2018 NCEA All-America Honorable Mention (Reining)
2018 NCEA All-Academic Honorable Mention
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 All-SEC (Reining)
2017 NCEA All-Academic Honorable Mention
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 NCEA Second Team All-America (Reining)
2016 All-SEC (Reining)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 NCEA All-Championship Team (Reining)
SEC Reining Rider of the Month (March 2018, March 2016, December 2016)

2017-18: Put an exclamation on an outstanding career with a 13-6-2 record in Reining ... Became Auburn's all-time winningest rider in the event with a 73-72.5 victory vs. No. 3 Texas A&M (2/17) ... Went 6-3-0 in the posteason ... Finished 2-2-2 in SEC regular reseason competition ... Earned three MOPs in her final season - vs. No. 3 Texas A&M, vs. No. 5 SMU (3/3), vs. Fresno State (3/10) ... Scored a pair of 73s in two of those MOP rides - vs. the Aggies, vs. the Mustangs ... Her 72.5 points on Senior Day gave her the victory over Fresno State ... Helped Auburn sweep No. 3 seed TAMU in the event at the SEC Semifinal (3/30), topping Madison Bohman, 141-137.5 ... Opend the NCEA Championship week with four-straight victories ... Never lost a point in the overall team competition ... Her 141.5-134.5 win over Jordan Carpenter was a key victory for Auburn in the national championship match vs. No. 1 Georgia (4/21) ... Her performances at the national meet placed her on the All-Championship team.

2016-17: Finished the season with an overall record of 10-5-1 in Reining ... Picked up MOP honors at then-No. 1 Baylor (3/3), helping the Tigers upset the Bears on the road with her 72.5-65.5 win ... Tied her opponent at then-No. 2 Texas A&M (3/4) with 73 points as Auburn topped the Aggies to close out the regular season ... Scored a season-best 74 points at Georgia (11/11) ... Bested UT Martin's Megan Aiosa, 70-67, on the road (9/29) ... Went undefeated at the SEC Championships, opening with a 142.5-140.5 win over Texas A&M's Jaci Marley (3/24) ... Defeated Graysen Stroud in the SEC final (3/25), 141-139.5 ... Capped the season with a win over UGA's Kyndall Harper in the NCEA semifinals, 139-137 (4/14).

2015-16: Had a successful sophomore season in Reining for the Tigers, going 11-6 overall ... Her 11 wins tied for the second-most in a season by an Auburn rider ... Opened up the season with back-to-back victories ... Helped the Tigers with the upset over then-No. 2 South Carolina (10/9), defeating Bailey Walters ... Went 5-1 in the spring regular season, picking up five-straight wins ... Her 71-69.5 win over Oklahoma State's Danielle Cohen gave her MOP recognititon ... Defeated Claudia Spreng of Georgia in the SEC Championship match (3/26), 134-133.5 ... Picked up a win over Danielle Kemper of Kansas State (4/15) in the NCEA quarterfinals.

2014-15: Finished the season with a 10-6 record in Reining ... Scored a 141 to defeat UT-Martin's Katie Kallevig at the NCEA Championships ... Edged out Georgia's Claudia Spreng, 138.5-138, at the SEC Championships ... Defeated Texas A&M's Laura Sumrall, 133.5-126, at the NCEA Championships ... Posted a 137.5 to defeat Georgia's Charley Thiel at the NCEA Championships ... Earned MOP honors against Fresno State after defeating Hailey Robison, 72-70 ... Defeated UT-Martin's Sam Knight, 72-67.5 ... Recorded a 68.5-63.5 victory over South Carolina's Bailey Walters.

Prior to Auburn: 2013 National Reining Horse Association Youth 14-18 World Champion with a second horse placing 7th in the world ... 2013 NRHA Southeast Regional Affiliate Champion ... Five-time time NRHA National Championship Qualifier ... Three-time Dixie Reining Horse Association Year-End Division Champion and 3 time DRHA Year-End Reserve Champion with over 30 NRHA first place finishes. 

Personal: Daughter of Bryant and Marsha Rivard ... Has one sibling, Jordan ... Came to Auburn because of the family atmosphere, tradition, academics and the equestrian team ... Graduated with her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science (Spring 2017) and currently working on her graduate degree in Exercise Science with the College of Education.

Season Event Meets MOP Win Loss Tie
2014-15 Reining 15 1 10 6 0
2015-16 Reining 17 1 11 6 0
2016-17 Reining 16 1 10 5 1
2017-18 Reining 21 3 13 6 2
Career Reining 69 6 44 23 3
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