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Gina Jespersen
Position: Western
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hemingford, Neb.
High School: Hemingford High School
Major: Elementary Education
Experience: 3 Letters

2010-11: Finished first in her section of novice horsemanship at an IHSA show in Fargo, N.D. (11/14) ... served as the equestrian representative on the SDSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... won the title of Miss Rodeo AK-SAR-BEN ... 2011 ambassador of the River City Stock Show and Rodeo ... host of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour, Justin Boots Championships in Omaha, Neb.

2009-10: Competed in various shows throughout the season

2008-09: Competed in hunt seat shows at Minnesota-Crookston, UW-River Falls and Wisconsin ... also competed in Western events at Minneosta-Crookston and NDSU ... won 2009 Miss Rodeo Nebraska competition

Before SDSU: Earned numerous awards at the 4H level in Nebraska ... honored as reserve champion in english pleasure at the 2008 Nebraska State 4H Horse Show, placed third in English equitation and fifth in showmanship ... qualified for American Quarter Horse Youth Association Youth World Show in performance halter category in 2007 ... reserve champion in English Pleasure at Ak-Sar-Ben in 2005 ... crowned Box Butte County Fair all-around champion nine consecutive years ... three-year member of the National Honor Society ... 2008 class president ... also participated in basketball, band, drama and FCCLA in high school