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Lauren Diaz
Lauren  Diaz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Heath, Ohio

High School:
Newark Catholic

Event:
Western

Major:
Political Science

04/21/2018

4-21-18 Auburn Equestrian vs Georgia

NCEA Equestrian Event Championship Finals 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

03/10/2018

03-10-18 Fresno State vs Auburn Equestrian

03-10-18 Fresno State vs Auburn Equestrian Anthony Hall

03/03/2018

3-3-18 SMU vs Auburn Equestrian

3-3-18 SMU vs Auburn Equestrian Anthony Hall

Awards and Honors
2018 NCEA All-Academic First Team
2018 NCEA Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 NCEA All-Academic First Team
2017 NCEA Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Horsemanship)
2016 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18: Put together a 10-6-1 record as a junior in Horsemanship ... Her 10 victories finished third on the team ... Picked up a big point in the NCEA Championship vs. No. 1 Georgia as she topped her opponent, 148.5-147 ... Went 1-0-1 at the SEC Championship ... Defeated Texas A&M's Ashley Davidson, 148.5-141, the SEC Semifinal ... Finished 5-2-0 in the second half of the regular season, picking up wins at No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 1 Georgia ... Scored a season-high 76.5 points against the Cowgirls (2/3), outscoring her opponent by 8.5 points ... Bested Georgia's Graysen Stroud on the road, 72-66.5 ... Earned 75.5 points in her win on the road at South Carolina (11/17) ... Had another 75.5 score against No. 5 SMU at home (3/3).

2016-17: Went 8-8-0 in Horsemanship and 4-7-0 in Reining ... Earned a spot on the Reining roster seven times in her first season competing in the event ... Earned two MOP honors in Horsemanship -- vs. Georgia (11/11) and at Texas A&M (03/04) ... Scored a career-high 79 points in Horsemanship vs. Georgia’s Bailey Anderson, winning 79-76 ... Picked up first career win in Reining vs. Ole Miss (9/23) ... Won both her matches at home against UT Martin (2/18) ... Helped the Tigers close out the regular season with a win on the road, defeating Sarah Orsak at Texas A&M (3/4) with 75.5 points in Horsemanship ... Earned a point in Horsemanship against the Aggies in the SEC Semifinal (3/24) ... Bested South Carolina's Paisley Roberts in Reining, 136.5-130, in the NCEA Quarterfinals (4/14).

2015-16: Finished with a 10-6-1 Horsemanship record in her freshman campaign ... Earned three MOP honors on the season ... Opened her career with a 73-72.5 win vs. UT-Martin (9/18) ... Scored a career-high 76.5 in a win vs. Texas A&M (11/6) ... Helped the Tigers to an upset over then-No. 1 Georgia (11/13), defeating her opponent, 68-66 ... Scored a 76 on the road at Georgia (2/13) in a win ... Went undefeated in four of her final five rides of the year ... Assisted in Auburn's SEC title run, winning vs. South Carolina (3/25) and tying vs. Georgia (3/26) ... Won against Kansas State (4/15) and Texas A&M (4/16) during the NCEA Championship.

Prior to Auburn: 2014 AQHYA National All Around High Point finishing first in the nation in Showmanship, Horsemanship, and Equitation, second in Performance Geldings and Western Riding ... Finished in the top-10 at the 2013 AQHYA All Around ... Six-time OQHYA High Point ... Multiple World Championship Finals and All American Quarter Horse Congress top-10 finishes ... Two-time NYATT Congress Champion ... Reserve Congress Champion.

Personal: Daughter of Manuel and Kelli Diaz ... Came to Auburn for the academics, beautiful campus and to win a National Championship ... Has two siblings ... Was a part of the National Honor Society ... Originally from Cuba ... A political science major in the College of the Liberal Arts.

Season Event Meets MOP Win Loss Tie
2015-16 Horsemanship 17 3 10 6 1
2016-17 Horsemanship 16 2 8 8 0
2017-18 Horsemanship 17 0 10 6 1
Career Horsemanship 50 5 28 20 2
Season Event Meets MOP Win Loss Tie
2016-17 Reining 11 0 4 7 0
Career Reining 11 0 4 7 0
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