Nov. 12, 2012
Nov. 12, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – Competing in the first-ever AQHA Horsemanship Challenge, Megan Hawkins of the University of Georgia equestrian team is seeded No. 2 for the finals, which take place tomorrow evening. Earlier today, Hawkins made the Top Eight and qualified for the finals.
Hawkins was nominated following her stellar performance throughout the 2011-12 season. Hawkins will be competing alongside fellow All-Americans Johnna Letworth of South Carolina, Katy Krshka of Oklahoma State and Carey Nowacek of Texas A&M. Indy Roper of Auburn, Lauren Crivelli of Fresno State, Alexie Estrado of TCU and Parris Rice of Baylor were also invited to show.
“I am thrilled for Megan to be selected to compete in the inaugural Horsemanship Challenge,” assistant coach Mary Meneely said. “Megan is an ambassador for the sport of equestrian and will represent Georgia in a stellar fashion.”
An All-American, Hawkins finished the regular-season with a record of 12-2 and 5 MVP titles in western horsemanship. Hawkins posted a season-high score of 78 twice this season, the first coming against South Carolina and the second versus Fresno State.
Hawkins followed her dominating regular-season performance with an MVP-winning ride at the Southern Equestrian Championship. At the NCEA Championship, Hawkins rode to a 1-2 record, including a win over Whitney Unkefer of Kansas State.