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DELAWARE STATE’S WILSON, BROWN NAMED TO ARIAT ALL-AMERICA EQUESTRIAN TEAMS

WACO, Texas – Delaware State’s Grace Wilson has been named to the Ariat All-America Equestrian First Team, while Olivia Brown (fr.; Berlin, Md.) was a second-team selection, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced today.  

photo: Grace Wilson; Olivia Brown

Wilson is one of five riders nationwide earning first-team honors in the Western Reining discipline. She is Delaware State’s third All-America first-team selection, joining Brooke Moore (Horsemanship) in 2016 and Breann Huyett (Reining) in 2012. 

Brown is one of five second-team honorees All-America honorees in Fences. 

Wilson’s 2021—22 season honors include NCEA Reining Rider of the Month in Nov. 2021 and ECAC Rider of the Week last October. She also has three Most Outstanding Performer awards this season. 

Brown was a three-time ECAC Rider-of-the-Week while collecting five MOP awards this season.  The top five riders per event were selected and named the Ariat First-Team All-America by the NCEA Selection Committee. The next five riders per event earned Second Team honors. Honorable Mention honorees were selected via the established criteria below.
Honorees must meet the following criteria:
•      Must have a 67 percent or higher winning percentage, excluding ties
•      Compete in a minimum of 67% of the team’s NCEA qualifying regular season meets as defined in 9.2.1.
•      Have at least an adjusted NRS score of:
o   85 for flat
o   90 for fences
o   80 for horsemanship
o   75 for reining

NCEA Ariat All-America release link:

https://collegiateequestrian.com/news/2022/3/30/ncea-news-ncea-announces-2021-22-ariat-all-america-teams.aspx

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