The following are photos of TCU vs. New Mexico State Sunday afternoon.
2015-16 2016 NCEA All-American 2016 Big 12 Rider of the Year 2016 NCEA Academic All-American 2016 Academic All-Big 12 2016 All-Big 12 2016 NCEA All-Championship Team 2016 La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll 2016 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Performer
Stewart capped one of the all-time great careers in TCU history, earning NCEA First-Team All-America status … With Stewart, who was named the Big 12 Rider of the Year in Reining for a second-straight season in 2015-16, recording All-America status once again, she became the first student-athlete in school history to pick up First-Team accolades in the discipline … Not to be outdone, the All-Championship honoree and all-league performer for a third-straight season excelled outside the show ring as well as she was named a second-team Beval Saddlery Academic Team selection, as well as a second-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree … At the 2016 Big 12 Championship, Stewart, who also was named to the prestigious La Hacienda Academic Honor Roll, earned the Big 12 Most Outstanding Performer in Reining … She closed her season with a 15-3-0 overall record and one MOP … More impressive though is that Stewart went 5-1 in league play and 4-2 overall in postseason action … Going into the final meet of the regular-season, Stewart had raddled off 11-straight victories in Reining and an astonishing 19-1-1 in her last 21 regular-season meets before falling to K-State … In two years, the Arizona product combined to go 11-1 in Big 12 Conference meets during the regular-season … When it was all said and done, Stewart closed her career with an amazing 19-2-1 record in her final 22 regular-season competitions … Throughout the season, Stewart picked up several honors, including Big 12 Rider of the Month after posting a 2-0 record in November to remain a perfect 7-0 on the season … She was also named the Rider of the Month during February after another perfect month of Reining, going undefeated at 4-0 … Throughout the regular-season, Stewart posted wins over SMU, South Carolina, New Mexico State, Baylor, South Dakota State, K-State, Oklahoma State and Fresno State … In postseason play, Stewart earned MOP accolades versus K-State, riding Smarty to a 140-128.5 victory over Kali Retzler … She came back to close out her career at nationals, riding to a 3-1 record in Reining, including claiming a 140-138.5 over Auburn’s Alexa Rivard in her final collegiate ride in the national championship meet … Stewart closed her career winning her final three competitions at nationals, which was a fitting end to one of the most decorated careers in TCU history.
2014-15 2015 NCEA All-American 2015 All-Big 12 Honoree 2015 Big 12 Reining Rider of the Year 2015 Beval Saddlery Academic Team 2015 Academic All-Big 12
Stewart had an exceptional junior campaign, garnering Second-Team NCEA All-America accolades ... Stewart received All-America recognition for a first time in Reining after producing an undefeated conference mark, going a perfect 6-0 in Big 12 action ... With Stewart recording All-America status, TCU has now had a Reiner earn NCEA All-America honors each year the last three years ... Her perfect conference mark was unmatched conference wide as Stewart, now a two-time All-Big 12 honoree after earning accolades in 2014-15, was also awarded the league's Reining Rider of the Year honor, while also being named to the prestigious Beval Saddlery Academic Team and Academic All-Big 12 ... Stewart compiled a 2-0 record in November, with both wins coming against top-5 ranked Big 12 opponents to help earn Big 12 Rider of the Month accolades ... When it was all said and done, Stewart also picked up two MOP rides throughout the course of the season ... She got going early in the year, picking up a win over Baylor's Elizabeth Shank, while also upending Oklahoma State's Brenna Brawner, 68.5-66 ... Stewart dropped Kansas State's Heidi Schmitz, 65.5-62.5, before coming to back to defeat SMU's Morgan Redwine, 72.5-69.5, at the Fort Worth Stock Show Dual ... Versus No. 1 Baylor, the Arizona native carried the Frogs in Reining, earning MOP accolades to remain unbeaten on the season in conference play with a 69-67.5 victory over Elizabeth Shank ... Stewart was the lone Frog to score a victory in Reining at K-State, dropping Nicholle Hatton, 71.5-70, en route to her second-straight MOP honor ... Finally, Stewart dropped OSU's Julia Purus in Stillwater.
2013-14 Stewart earned her first all-conference accolade in Reining following competition at the Big 12 Championship ... Throughout the year, the Arizona native scored MOP accolades in contests against Baylor and Oklahoma State, respectively ... During the season, Stewart went 4-2 in league play in Reining, while also collecting three MOP accolades overall in the discipline ... With her honor, Stewart became the Horned Frogs third student-athlete to earn all-conference recognition in Reining ... Stewart picked up her first conference honor of the season, earning October Rider of the Month honors for her performance in Reining during the opening month of the season ... In all, Stewart went 2-0 against conference opponents during the month of October with one MOP accolade ... Opened the 2013-14 campaign with a 73.5-70.5 decision over Baylor's Shelby Jackson, which helped her claim an MOP ... Followed it up with a 69.5-65.5 victory over No. 4 Kansas State's Emily Stockford ... Scored her second MOP accolade of the season in Reining against No. 2 Baylor before posting her second-straight MOP ride versus Oklahoma State in the home finale ... Closed the year, dropping Fresno State's Ciara Kozlowski, 142.5-141, in the opening round of the nationals.
2012-13 2014 All-Big 12 Honoree
Stewart had a solid first year on campus, going 6-6 overall in Reining with one MOP accolade ... Also posted a 2-4 overall record in Big 12 play ... Stewart had a banner October as she claimed the Big 12 Reining Rider of the Month ... The freshman continued her early season dominance in Reining, scoring the highest score among all competitors in defeating No. 4 Texas A&M's Laura Sumrall, 70.5-70 ... At the point in time she was 3-1 on the young season with one MVP honor ... Defeated K-State twice during conference play, including a road win where she defeated Jordan Cox, 69.5-68.5.
Mesa Distance Learning Program Stewart, who hails from Cave Creek, Ariz., donned the Purple and White this fall after collecting the 2011 AQHYA World and National Championship in Working Cowhorse ... She was also the 2011 AQHYA Reserve World Champion in Working Cowhorse as well as a 13 time finalists at the AQHYA World Show in Cowhorse, Cutting, Heading, Heeling and Breakaway ... Stewart, who also earned top-5 finishes at the World Show in Cutting and Intermediate, was the 2011 NRCHA World Champion in Youth Bridle ... The 2011 NRCHA Derby Youth Bridle Champion and Reserve Champion is a two-time High-Point Youth Roper on the Arizona Sun Circuit ... She has earned top five finishes at the NRCHA World Show in Youth Bridle three times.