Several Horned Frogs Honored At Banquet

Haley Jacobi

Haley Jacobi

April 26, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas – The TCU equestrian program recently handed out its end of the year awards at its yearly banquet, which was held at the Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth.

“I was very happy to spend the evening celebrating the success of this team and of these outstanding young women,” said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. “It was a great way to end the 2012 season and look ahead to next fall.”

Haley Jacobi and Alexie Estrada took home MVP accolades for Hunt Seat and Western, respectively. On the year, Jacobi claimed 15 victories between Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the flat. She also posted two MVP accolades between the two disciplines. Estrada had a banner junior season in which she recorded a 10-6-1 overall record in Horsemanship. The California native ended the year earning Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Freshman Kaitlin Perry and Samantha Bayer both claimed Rookie of the Year honors. Perry was an Honorable Mention All-American on the Hunt Seat side after compiling a 9-3-1 record with one MVP honor in Equitation on the Flat. Bayer came on strong late in the year as she dominated Western at nationals, rattling off six-straight victories to record a 6-2 record in Waco. In all, Bayer went 5-5-2 in Horsemanship for the year. 

Sophomore Courtney Motz and senior Courtney Chown were awarded the Coach’s Award after solid 2011-12 season’s. Motz was instrumental in TCU’s success this season as she was a constant team player and leader, while competing in four contests. Chown closed her career with an 11-6-0 in Horsemanship to put the finishing touches on a remarkable career that featured over 40 victories.

Finally, Hadley Woodruff and Taylor Gillette claimed the prestigious Sportsmanship Awards for Hunt Seat and Western, respectively.

TCU closed its 2011-12 season in Western with a 6-11 record, while the Hunt Seat squad ended 6-6-2 overall. In all, the Western squad defeated No. 6 Kansas State and No. 7 Baylor en route to a sixth-place finish at nationals and were the only double-digit seed to advance to the final day of competition in Waco.

MVP EnglishHaley Jacobi
MVP WesternAlexie Estrada
Rookie of the Year EnglishKaitlin Perry
Rookie of the Year WesternSamantha Bayer
Coach’s Award EnglishCourtney Motz
Coach’s Award WesternCourtney Chown
Sportsmanship Award EnglishHadley Woodruff
Sportsmanship Award WesternTaylor Gillette



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