Auburn equestrian lands 12 on All-Academic Team

April 1, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn equestrian team landed 12 members of the squad on the NCEA All-Academic team, including five on the first team, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced on Tuesday. The annual honor roll was also named with 18 Auburn student-athletes earning the honor.

Seniors Rachel Lin, Jennifer Waxman and Stephanie Rucci, along with juniors Jennifer Delman and Danielle were named to the All-Academic first team. Junior Julianna Cook and sophomores Griffin Knight and Elizabeth Benson were second teamers.

To qualify for the Academic first team, a rider must have competed in 70 percent of her team’s meets and must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5. To qualify for the Academic second team, a rider must have competed in 60 percent of her team’s meets, while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25. To earn honorable mention Academic honors, a rider must have participated in 50 percent of her team’s meets and must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The NCEA Academic Honor Roll recognizes the top academic student-athletes who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

The 2014 NCEA National Championship is set to take place April 17-19 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas. For more information on the NCEA, log on to www.myNCEA.com.

2013-14 NCEA All-Academic Teams
Jennifer Delman, first team              
Rachel Lin, first team
Danielle Long, first team    
Stephanie Rucci, first team               
Jennifer Waxman, first team           
Elizabeth Benson, second team
Julianna Cook, second team
Griffin Knight, second team
Cheyenne Cracraft, honorable mention
Quincy Hayes, honorable mention
Lucy Igoe, honorable mention
Hailey Munger, honorable mention

Academic Honor Roll
Elizabeth Benson
Megan Bifano
Morgan Burns
Claire Connaghan
Julianna Cook
Jennifer Delman
Piper Donnelly
Allison Dusha
Griffin Knight
Rachel Lin
Danielle Long
Hannah Loseke
Morgan McQuay
Caitlin Moran
Stephanie Rucci
Kaitlin Sluck
Melena Smith
Jennifer Waxman