SKYHAWK EQUESTRIAN RANKED FOR 15TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK IN NCEA TOP-10 POLL
March 20, 2018
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin equestrian program remained at No. 8 in this week’s Farnam National Collegiate Equestrian Association top-10 rankings, which were announced this afternoon.
There was no change from last week’s poll, as Georgia reclaimed the No. 1 spot. They were followed by No. 2 Auburn, No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Texas A&M, No. 5 TCU, No. 6 SMU, No. 7 Baylor, No. 8 UT Martin, No. 9 South Dakota State and No. 10 South Carolina.
Today’s announcement marks the 15th straight week that the Skyhawks have appeared in the NCEA poll. It is also the fourth consecutive poll where UT Martin has found itself ranked No. 8.
The Skyhawks have won their last three matchups, outscoring the opposition by a 34-9 margin in that span. Last week, UT Martin defeated Sweet Briar College 5-3 in an exhibition before downing Minnesota-Crookston by a 19-0 final score.
In those two meets last week, the Skyhawks captured five of the six MOP’s – two of which took place in equitation on the flat. Quinn Reed garnered MOP honors in equitation on the flat against Sweet Briar College while Monika Zoromski (equitation over fences), Lindsay Anderson (equitation on the flat), Bobbie Piddock (horsemanship) and Madeline Williams (reining) against Minnesota-Crookston.
UT Martin posted an average score of 76.6 in equitation over fences last week while also averaging a score of 76.4 in equitation on the flat. In the Western discipline, the Skyhawks boasted averages of 72.7 in horsemanship and 69.4 in reining.
The Skyhawks now turn their attention to the United Equestrian Conference Championship, which is held on March 30-31 in Dallas, Texas.