Equestrian earns first-ever national ranking
After receiving votes in numerous equestrian coaches polls over the last two years, the South Dakota State equestrian team cracked the top-10 in the final poll of the fall semester released on Wednesday, debuting at No. 9.
"It's exciting to break into the top-10," head coach Megan Rossiter said. "We rode well in all of our events, which allowed us to reach the No. 9 spot. It's a great way to finish the fall season."
The SDSU equestrian team closed the fall portion of its schedule with four straight wins, including victories over then No. 3 Georgia and then No. 9 New Mexico State at the DeHaan Equestrian Center.
The Jackrabbits get the season restarted on Feb. 23, when they host Minnesota-Crookston at the DeHaan Center at 9 a.m.
Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
Ballot Results - Nov. 28, 2012 - Poll #5
South Carolina (103)
2. Auburn (99)
T-3. Georgia (68)
T-3. Texas A&M (68)
5. Oklahoma State (64)
6. Kansas State (63)
7. Baylor (59)
8. TCU (35)
9. South Dakota State (21)
10. SMU (17)
Receiving votes - New Mexico State (6), Tennessee-Martin (2).