Stiegler and Benson earn NCEA All-Championship Honors

April 24, 2014

WACO, Texas – Auburn equestrian riders Demi Stiegler and Elizabeth Benson were named to the 2014 National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) All-Championship team following the championship competition. The NCEA All-Championship Team was determined by a vote of the NCEA head coaches, and Most Outstanding Player awards were determined by the judges.

Junior All-American Demi Stiegler earned honors in equitation on the flat where she went a perfect 2-0 in two competitions. She posted a two-judge score of 163 vs. South Carolina in the semis and 147 in defeating Kansas State. The flat lineup went 7-1 during the competition.

Sophomore Elizabeth Benson earned All-Championship honors in equitation over fences, but was undefeated for the week in both fences and flat. She posted a 4-0 record scoring a 160 in fences vs. the Gamecocks and 152 vs. Kansas State.

Both hunt seat riders return to lead Auburn in 2014-15.

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2014 NCEA Elite Equestrian Student-Athlete
• Alison Ceresani (South Carolina)

2014 NCEA All-Championship Team

Equitation on the Flat

• Liza Finsness (Georgia)
• Alexa Anthony (South Carolina)
Demi Stiegler (Auburn)
• Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina)

Equitation Over Fences
• Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina)
Elizabeth Benson (Auburn)
• Abby O’Mara (Georgia)
• Amber Henter (South Carolina)

• Johnna Letchworth (South Carolina)
• Samantha Chiodo (South Carolina)
• Lauren Halverson (Oklahoma State)
• Lindsey McMullen (Oklahoma State)

• McKenzie Lantz (Georgia)
• Layla Choate (South Carolina)
• Jenna Blumer (Oklahoma State)
• Justine Peters (Oklahoma State)

Most Outstanding Players - 2014 NCEA National Championship
Equitation on the Flat
: Liza Finsness (Georgia)
Equitation over Fences: Katherine Schmidt (South Carolina)
Horsemanship: Johnna Letchworth (South Carolina)
Reining: McKenzie Lantz (Georgia)



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