25 Jackrabbits earn NCEA academic honors

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WACO, Texas – The South Dakota State equestrian team saw a total of 25 women earn NCEA Academic Honors Tuesday afternoon, as announced by the league office.

13 were named to the Farnam NCEA All-Academic team while 12 earned a spot on the APHA NCEA Academic Honor Roll. The Jackrabbits have four named All-Academic First Team, three named Second Team and six named Honorable Mention.

Farnam NCEA All-Academic

First Team

Natalie Gydesen

Samantha Hunsecker

Hayley Kastrup

Cassandra Townsend

Second Team

Callyn Fox

Jessica Martinez

Rylee Streit

Honorable Mention

Jessica Boesch

Rachel Darby

Cassidy Gardiner

Claire Garduno

Kodi O'Boyle

Isabelle Riggs

APHA Academic Honor Roll

Morgan Erickson

Annika Hanson

Rachel Head

Ashley Hess

Nicole Hintz

Sydney House

Aletta Husmann

Alaina Kauffman

Laura Munger

Alexis Rasmussen

Rachel Retterath

MaQuelah Schueler

To earn Farnam NCEA All-Academic First Team, the student-athlete must compete in at least 70 percent of her school's meets, excluding demo or exhibition rides, while also earning a cumulative GPA of 3.5 while maintaining full-time enrollment.

Second Team requires 60 percent of meets with at least a 3.25 GPA, and Honorable Mention requires 50 percent of meets with a 3.00 GPA.

To be named to the APHA Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.25 while maintaining full time enrollment in the previous Spring and Fall semesters respectively. 

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