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Jessica Braswell
Jessica Braswell

Position:
Assistant Coach (Hunt Seat)

Alma Mater:
Auburn (2009)

Jessica Braswell enters her third season with Auburn as an assistant coach overseeing the hunt seat discipline. In both of her first two seasons, Braswell has led the Tiger's hunt seat discipline to winning seasons and top four seedings at the NCEA National Championship, including the number one seed in 2012. This past season she helped lead the Tigers to the 2013 Overall National Title and the 2013 Hunt Seat National Title.

In 2013, Braswell coached three riders to All American Honors. Elizabeth Benson was selected as a First Team All American in Equitation Over Fences, Christina Lin was selected as an Honorable Mention All American in Equitation on the Flat, and Jennifer Waxman was selected as an Honorable Mention All American in Equitation Over Fences. Braswell also coached Benson to the Most Outstanding Players Awards in Equitation on the Flat and Equitation Over Fences at the 2013 NCEA National Championship. In 2012 she coached two athletes to All American Honors. Maggie McAlary was a First Team All American in Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat and Jennifer Waxman was an Honorable Mention All American in Equitation Over Fences.

Braswell graduated from Auburn in 2009 with a double major in Agricultural Business & Economics and Spanish International Trade. She decided to remain at Auburn and pursue a Master's degree in which she graduated in December 2010 with a Master of Business Administration.

While at Auburn Braswell was a member of the equestrian team from 2005-2009. She helped lead the team to an overall national championship in 2006 and a hunt seat national championship in 2008. She was a four-time member of the SEC academic honor roll and the 2009 Auburn Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. She continued to be a part of the equestrian program during graduate school as the first Equestrian Director of Operations.

Braswell began riding at an early age and competed extensively before coming to Auburn in 2005. Prior to coaching at Auburn, Braswell worked for CIGNA Health Care in Hartford, Conn. She worked in CIGNA's Proposal Management Department as a strategist.

Braswell is daughter of Jamey and Amy Braswell and sister to Troy.