Dec. 6, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. - Megan Boenig, head coach of the Georgia equestrian team, announces the addition of Savannah Scott to the 2012 fall signing class. Scott brings 14 years of experience and will ride as a member of the Georgia Horsemanship team.
"What a gift it has been watching Savannah Scott begin and grow through her riding career and now being blessed to have the opportunity to guide her through her college career is wonderful," assistant coach Mary Meneely said.
The Seattle, Wash., native is the daughter of Lennox and Deanna Scott and Laurie Scott and has trained under Sue Cumming Shultz, one of the nation's top trainers.
Scott comes to Georgia with a wealth of experience and as a highly decorated athlete. Early in her career, she was named the Youth 12 and Under High Point Champion at the Appaloosa Youth World Show. She also won the All Around High Point 18 and Under at the Appaloosa Youth World Show and was the 2010-11 Equestrian Rider 18 and Under High Point Champion at the Appaloosa Youth World Show.
Scott has also earned World Titles in English Equitation, Western Horsemanship, Bareback Horsemanship, Western Showmanship, English Showmanship, and Western Riding at the Youth World Show.
Dedicated to her academics, Scott is a member of the Bellevue Christian High School Honor Roll. She also spends time working with her charity, Unstoppable Kindness, and organizes a yearly auction to benefit homeless individuals in the Seattle area. She also leads her team on many philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors, such as making hundreds of sack lunches, which includes special notes to those individuals in need.
"Savannah has many World Championship titles on several different horses and is well equipped for the transition into the collegiate competition arena," continued Meneely. "I look forward to the contribution that Savannah will bring to the University of Georgia next fall!"