Perry And Estrada Earn NCEA All-America Accolades
March 31, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - Freshman Kaitlin Perry and junior Alexie Estrada were recently named 2011-12 National Collegiate Equestrian Association All-America honorees. The duo collected honorable mention accolades, marking the second-straight year in which the Horned Frogs have had at least two Horned Frogs earn honorable mention All-American status.
Perry, a California native, closed the regular-season with a 9-3-1 record and one MVP accolade in Equitation on the Flat. By earning honorable mention honors, the freshman becomes only the second student-athlete in program history to earn All-America accolades in Equitation on the Flat, joining teammate Callie Selchau, who also claimed honorable mention status a year ago.
"I'm so excited that Kaitlin has been named to the All-American honorable mention list," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "For her to achieve this honor as a freshman shows that she is one of the top student-athletes in the country. She has worked so hard this season and it's great to see her hard work pay off. She is a true competitor and has represented the Horned Frogs so well this season."
Estrada had a stellar junior campaign, going 8-4-1 in Horsemanship with two MVP honors. The California product becomes the third student-athlete in program history to claim All-America status in Horsemanship. She joins senior Courtney Chown and former Horned Frog Ashley Aikman as the only other Frogs to earn the prestigious honor.
"I'm very proud of Alexi for being named honorable mention All-American," said interim Western head coach Kindel Huffman. "She is a very talented rider, but mostly deserves to win this award because of her dedication and work ethic. It is a very exciting time for her and our team as we head to nationals."
TCU will next be in action at the 2012 NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas, which will begin on Thursday, April 12 and run through Saturday, April 14.