Georgia Equestrian Receives Seeds for NCEA Championship
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March 26, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia equestrian team has earned a top-four seed in both hunt seat and western divisions and will enjoy byes through the first round of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship April 12-14 in Waco, Texas.

The Bulldog hunt seat team is seeded third behind Southeastern Conference foes Auburn and South Carolina, which are seeded first and second, respectively. Georgia's western team earned a No. 3 seed, behind squads from Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. 

“I am really happy with the seeds,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “We have worked extremely hard throughout the season to be put in a position to be successful at the NCEA’s. We are looking forward to the chance to compete for a national title against some very tough opponents. I know that we will be prepared

The Georgia Hunt Seat squad will face the winner of the first-round match between No. 6 New Mexico State and 11th-seeded Oklahoma State. Georgia’s bracket also includes a possible matchup with second-seeded South Carolina and a rematch with No. 7 Texas A&M.

Georgia's western squad will get a second-round match against either No. 6 Kansas State or No. 11 South Dakota State State. TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma State are also on Georgia’s side of the bracket.

The NCEA National Championship is being held April 12-14 at Baylor’s Extraco Coliseum in Waco, Texas. Georgia, which finished as reserved champions a year ago, is looking for its sixth national title.

Seeds in each event follow:

Hunt Seat
1. Auburn
2. South Carolina
3. Georgia
4. Baylor
5. Southern Methodist
6. New Mexico State
7. Texas A&M
8. Texas Christian
9. Kansas State
10. Fresno State
11. Oklahoma State
12. UT-Martin
 
Western
1. Texas A&M
2. Oklahoma State
3. Georgia
4. Auburn
5. South Carolina
6. Kansas State
7. Baylor
8. Fresno State
9. New Mexico State
10. Texas Christian
11. South Dakota State
12. UT-Martin

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