Demi Stiegler and Alexie Estrada were named Big 12 Rider of the Year Saturday.
2013 First-Team NCEA All-American 2013 Big 12 Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Year 2013 All Big-12 Team
By being named NCEA First-Team All-American, Stiegler became the first Horned Frog in program history to claim first-team accolades on the Hunt Seat side ... An All-Big 12 honoree, Stiegler was named Big 12 Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Year after compiling an 12-1-2 overall record on the season ... The California native, who earned two MOP's, went 5-1 in conference play during the regular season and was the November Big 12 Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month ... She scored a point for TCU at nationals, downing South Dakota State's Marielle Golden, 147-125 ... Stiegler was selected to participate at the Fourth Annual Collegiate Equitation Challenge in Wellington, Fla. ... Stiegler went 3-0 during the month of November against Big 12 schools in Equitation on the Flat to remain perfect on the season at 5-0 ... In all, the California native went 5-1 for the month between the two Equitation disciplines, while claiming two MOP awards ... Did not loose on the Flat until falling to Baylor on Feb. 9.
2011-12 Stiegler competed in the Hunt Seat division in both Equitation on the Flat and over Fences as a freshman this season ... She appeared in a total of 12 games and posted 2-3-1 and 3-3 records respectively for each event ... Earned victories over South Dakota State (78-65) and Tennessee Martin (85-81) in the Equitation on the Flat and against No. 1 Georgia (79-78), Kansas State (154-100), and Fresno State (82-68) in the Over Fences events ... Posted a 1-1 record at Nationals with her victory coming in the over Fences event against Kansas State's Madison Wayda by a score of 154-100 ... Earned the first MVP accolade of her career on Feb. 18 against Tennessee Martin.
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Stiegler, an Irvine, Calif., native earned first-place accolades at the LAHJA Jr. Medal Finals and Los Angeles National Equitation Challenge ... She was named the USET Talent Search West Coast Finals Champion, while also earning Reserve Champion accolades at the Maclay Nationals ... The USEF/Zone 10 USHJA Equestrian of the Year honoree, Stiegler, who placed first overall at both the Marshall and Sterling Regional Medal Finals, qualified two-straight years for the USEF National Medal Finals, while placing second in the ASPCA Maclay Finals in 2011.