No. 9 TCU Closes at No. 6 Kansas State
March 7, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 9 TCU closes its regular-season Saturday at No. 6 Kansas State, beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT inside Timbercreek Stables.
The Horned Frogs, who are 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12, could make history this weekend. TCU currently sits atop the Big 12 Standings and with a win would capture the program’s first No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Championship.
“Our team is looking forward to traveling to Manhattan this weekend,” said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. “It is our goal to be consistent and have error free rides as we begin to look down the road towards the Big 12 and NCEA Championships.”
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In 2012-13, the Frogs upended the Wildcats in Fort Worth during the regular-season, 14-6. K-State battled back though to post two-straight victories in the series, including a 10-5 decision over TCU on the opening day of the 2013 Big 12 Championship at the Animal Science Arena.
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On the Western side, Chantz Stewart has had a great spring campaign, scoring MOP accolades in contests against Baylor and Oklahoma State, respectively. The Arizona native has claimed four victories overall in Reining, while also collecting three MOP accolades in the discipline. Sophomore Shelby St. Hilaire has also stood out this spring and will look to improve to 8-1-3. Finally, Alexi Child will try and better her mark of 8-3-0 this weekend against the Wildcats.
In Horsemanship, junior Calli Rouse has led the way, capturing six wins and three MOP honors, while freshman Rylee Morgan, who has won three out of her last four, brings a 4-2-0 mark in Horsemanship into Saturday's competition.
Several student-athletes have also stepped up on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into Saturday. Nicole Diamantis has excelled in Equitation on the Flat, going 6-5-0 overall, while Molly Peddicord has posted five victories in the discipline.
In Equitation over Fences, senior Caitlin Ader has won two-straight, which included an MOP ride. She will look to improve to 5-1-1 on the season. Peddicord has also shined in Fences, going 6-4-1 overall.
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