Simonson closed out her senior season in style, picking up her first All-America honoree in Reining ... The Colorado native, who earned All-Big 12 honors this season, was named Big 12 Reining Rider of the Month honors during November, while going 8-6-1 on the year in Reining ... Overall, Simonson went 4-1-1 in conference play and earned two MOP accolades during the course of the season in the discipline ... The 2012-13 Western captain was also a Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 team member as well as a All-Big 12 selection in Reining ... Simonson, a Colorado native, went 3-0 against Big 12 schools during the month of November in Reining ... She held a 4-1 overall record in the discipline with one MOP at that point in the season, which helped her claim Big 12 Reining Rider of the Month ... Against K-State, Simonson carried the Frogs, downing Jordan Cox, 71-68, to claim her first MOP accolade of the season ... She also defeated Oklahoma State's Taylor New, 73-66.
2011-12 Simonson competed in the Western Reining event this season ... She competed in all 17 games and posted an 8-9 record during her junior season ... Posted victories over Auburn, Georgia, New Mexico State, South Carolina, West Texas A&M and Kansas State ... One of six riders to compete in all 17 games this season for TCU ... Earned three MVP awards this season against Georgia, New Mexico State and South Carolina ... Competed at Nationals and posted a 1-2 record with a victory over Kansas State ... Named second team Academic All-American for the 2011-2012 season.
2010-11 Simonson had a solid sophomore season, competing in 12 games ... Went 4-5-3 overall in Reining with two MVP accolades ... Competed at the Varsity Equestrian National Championships ... Tied Fresno State's Jillian Tebbe in the opening round of nationals ... Also upended Oklahoma State's Rachel Houchin in Waco, 141-140 ... She tallied the final point for TCU in the season finale, winning 69-67.5 over Oklahoma State's Christy McElreath ... Garnered MVP honors against Tennessee-Martin and Delaware State ... Simonson rode to a draw against No. 3 Auburn's Jillian Fuller, 74-74 ... Was victorious against Fresno State as well during the regular-season.
Finished her first season on the team with a record of 6-1-1 in Reining ... In her first collegiate outing, she claimed a victory over Miami (Ohio)... Scored a point against Auburn to help TCU win Reining 3-2 ... She won a point to help TCU defeat No.9 Fresno State ... Posted a victory against the defending national champion, Texas A&M ... Scored a point against Georgia in the 2010 Varsity Equestrian National Championships in Waco ... Finished her season with a win against No.3 Oklahoma State at Nationals.
Durango High School
Graduated from Durango High School in Durango, Colorado ... Comes to TCU after capturing the Reserve American Quarter Horse Youth World Championship ... Also earned fifth and eighth-place honors at the youth world show ... Wants to work at a public school.