Skip to main content Skip to footer
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.

For complete coverage on the Auburn equestrian, visit, follow on Twitter @AUBequestrian and `like' the Auburn Equestrian page on Facebook.

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)



Buy Tickets

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE! is your home for buying tickets to Auburn athletic events.

Auburn Tigers
Official Store


Shop for your favorite items at the Auburn Tigers Official Online Store.

Tigers Unlimited, Join Today! Click for more information