Equestrian Earns Two First-Round Byes for National Collegiate Equestrian Championship
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Maggie McAlary helped the Tigers to the No. 1 seed in Hunt Seat

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Maggie McAlary helped the Tigers to the No. 1 seed in Hunt Seat
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

March 22, 2012

Auburn, Ala. -

As the Auburn equestrian team prepares for postseason competition, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the seeds for the 2012 National Collegiate Equestrian Championship in Waco, Texas, April 12-14, 2012, at the Extraco Coliseum Arena.

As the top seed in the Hunt Seat and the No. 4 seed in Western, the Tigers earned first-round byes in both events.

The No. 1-seed Hunt Seat team will face the winner of eighth-seeded TCU and No. 9 Kansas State, while the fourth-seeded Western team will face the winner of fifth-seeded South Carolina and No. 12 Tennessee-Martin.

"We are very excited to get a bye in both Hunt Seat and Western, and it's a particular honor to be the No. 1 seeded Hunt Seat team," Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. "We look forward to taking a competitive team to Waco."

During the regular season, Auburn competed against nine of the other 11 Western teams selected for nationals and against eight of the 11 Hunt Seat teams.

The Tigers return to action for the Southern Equestrian Championships, March 30-31, 2012, in Athens, Ga., for their last competition before nationals.

2012 National Collegiate Equestrian Championship Seeding

Hunt Seat
1. Auburn
2. South Carolina
3. Georgia
4. Baylor
5. Southern Methodist
6. New Mexico State
7. Texas A&M
8. Texas Christian
9. Kansas State
10. Fresno State
11. Oklahoma State
12. Tennessee-Martin

Western
1. Texas A&M
2. Oklahoma State
3. Georgia
4. Auburn
5. South Carolina
6. Kansas State
7. Baylor
8. Fresno State
9. New Mexico State
10. Texas Christian
11. South Dakota State
12. Tennessee-Martin