Nov. 20, 2012
Auburn equestrian senior Indy Roper has been named the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Reining Rider of the month for October, the NCEA announced Monday.
"We are very thrilled that Indy has earned another award, Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. "Like she has throughout her entire career, she continues to work hard and win.
Roper ended her fall season with a 4-0-0 record in reining with three Most Outstanding Player (MOP) awards. Roper's four wins this fall were against all SEC opponents and Oklahoma State. She leads the Southeastern Conference this fall in MOPs and also boasts the high reining score in the league with a 74. A native of Hobart, Ind., Roper is beating her opponents by an average of 1.9 points while holding an average score of 71.3.
Roper had a tremendous fall for the Tigers, with an overall record of 6-1-1 in horsemanship and reining, while accumulating four MOP awards. She was also invited to represent Auburn in the inaugural Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge at the AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla., where she finished seventh.
Auburn return to action February 1, when they travel to Fresno, Calif., for meets against Fresno State and Kansas State. The Tigers next home competition will be against South Carolina on February 14 at 1 p.m. CT at the AU Horse Center.