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Elizabeth Sykes
Position: Hunt Seat
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
High School: North High School
Major: Dietetics/Spanish

2011-12: Earned the equestrian team's Most Improved Athlete of the Year ... continued to participate in the Pride of the Dakotas marching band and playing in the pep band at basketball games

2010-11: Redshirted ... named SDSU Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Month for October 2010

2009-10: Competed in IHSA shows throughout the season

2008-09: Competed in various shows throughout the season

Before SDSU: Earned reserve national champion honors in five-gaited horsemanship at the National Show Horse Finals by posting top-10 finishes in five-gaited amateur, five-gaited open and five-gaited grand championship competitions ... placed first in five-gaited open and Arabian hunter pleasure competitions at Great Plains Arabian Classic show ... also recorded numerous other first-place finishes in regional competitions ... also active in jazz, concert and marching band ... four year honor roll student ... member of the National Honor Society

Personal: Plays trombone in the Pride of the Dakotas marching, jazz and pep bands