Auburn Equestrian Closes Fall Signing Period
Dec. 1, 2011
AUBURN - The Auburn equestrian team completed the fall signing period with its last two signees in Hannah Marco, a Hunt Seat competitor, and Hailey Munger, a Western rider, head coach Greg Williams announced on Thursday.
Marco, a native of Ocala, Fla., began riding at the age of five and has competed at many nationally recognized events. In 2009, she earned ribbons in two classes at the Junior Hunter Finals. In 2010, she showed in the Junior Hunter and Younger Large Juniors Jogging events at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show and the National Horse Show.
In 2011, she qualified for the USEF Medal Finals and the 2011 ASPCA Maclay Finals.
"Hannah is not only a great rider, but she should be a great teammate as well," Williams said. "We know how bad she wants this so we are anticipating big accomplishments from her."
Munger, a Johns Creek, Ga., native, who goes to Chattahoochee High School, has been riding competitively for eight years in a number of Western and English disciplines. She has won numerous championships in Western Pleasure, Western Riding and Hunter Hack events. She is a Year-End and Reserve Champion with regional NRHA organizations with multiple top 10 awards at NRHA competitions.
In 2011, she was the Tennessee Reining Horse Association NRHA Reserve Champion in Youth Reining (14-18). She finished in the top five the NRBC Unrestricted Youth (14-18) and in the top 10 in the Rookie class. She also finished in the top five and top 10 in the Youth Reining (14-18) event and finished with two top five finishes in the Rookie class at the NRHA Cowtown Classic.
"Hailey is an exceptional young athlete," Williams said. "We have watched her ride for years now, and we know that she is capable of handling college horses. We are excited that the time has finally come for her to join us."
Outside of equestrian, Munger is a member of the National Charity League with over 900 hours of community and leadership service. She is also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a group leader of her Student Venture and is an active member of her Class Council.
Munger plans on obtaining a degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University.
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