MARTIN, Tenn. – Kara Bergenty, a senior on The University of Tennessee at Martin equestrian team, has been named a 2013 second team All-American in equitation on the flat by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
This marks the second national award received by Bergenty in the past week, as she was also named a NCEA academic first team honoree on April 5.
“We are thrilled that Kara was selected as an All-American,” UT Martin head coach Meghan Cunningham said. “This accolade is a testament to her hard work and dedication to the team. We couldn’t be more proud of her.”
Bergenty boasts a 21-14 career record with four Most Outstanding Performance awards in equitation on the flat. The Farmington, Conn. native also is responsible for 22 victories and a remarkable eight MOP’s in equitation over fences throughout her four-year career at UT Martin.
Last season, Bergenty was awarded an All-American honorable mention in equitation over fences after posting a record of 8-2 with two MOP’s. She also set the Skyhawk single-season record for highest average score (78.5) in 2012.
Bergenty has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll all three seasons at UT Martin. She was named the NCEA Student-Athlete of the month in Jan. 2013 and sports a 3.77 Grade Point Average over her last full year at UT Martin.
The Skyhawk equestrian team is currently preparing for the 2013 NCEA National Championships, which will be held in Waco, Texas on April 18-20. This marks the seventh consecutive year that UT Martin has qualified for the postseason tournament.