South Dakota State Director
of Athletics Justin Sell, along with head equestrian coach Megan Rossiter,
announced the addition of Kamerra Brown to the equestrian staff on July 8,
2011, as the team's assistant coach.
"We are very excited to add
Kamerra as an assistant coach," Rossiter said. "Her enthusiasm, knowledge and
expertise of hunt seat competition and the fact that she's already worked at
SDSU allows her to hit the ground running. I look forward to working with her."
Brown joins the Jackrabbit
equestrian staff full-time after serving as a graduate assistant for the
2010-11 season working with the hunt seat riders and after a successful riding
career at Delaware State University in Dover, Del.
"I am so happy and excited
to work for a university where the community and staff gets behind their
athletic programs," Brown said. "I also look forward to the opportunity to
continue working with the young and talented riders on our team."
A four-year letterwinner and
captain at Delaware State, Brown earned team MVP honors following her freshman,
sophomore and junior seasons, and won numerous MVP awards at various shows
throughout her four years at DSU. In addition to her individual
accomplishments, she helped lead the hunt seat team to the Varsity Equestrian
National Championships in 2008 and 2009, where she posted wins in equitation
Before graduating from
Delaware State in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and poultry
science. Brown added to her athletic resume by competing on the Hornets track
team as a junior, where she excelled in sprinting events on the traveling
A Culpeper, Va., native,
Brown started riding horses at five years old, and won numerous awards over the
years, but she lists her most proud moments as qualifying for the 2003 National
Pony Finals in Ohio, and finishing 16th in the country in the Large Green Pony
Hunter division. She also won Reserve Champion honors at the 'A' rated
Upperville Horse show in the Pony Hunter division and won the Washington
International Equitation Medal class, both in 2004. She also earned all-state
track and field honors as a sprinter in high school.
An active member in FFA, Brown participated in heart walks and stayed
actively involved with student life, volunteering at local elementary schools
and in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), including a stint as
treasurer from 2006-09 and as president from 2009-10. Brown also topped a list
of 1,800 nominations to appear at the 2008 NCAA Leadership Convention in Florida.