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Laura Dunlavy
Position: Western
Year: Senior
Hometown: Willmar, Minn.
High School: Willmar Senior H.S.
Major: HPER
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2013-14: Competed in 11 meets as a senior in reining, posting a 5-5-1 record with three MOP awards ... snapped a season-opening four meet skid with a tie vs. No. 3 TCU (11/9) at the New Mexico State Tournament ... picked up her first win and MOP of the season at the same event with a win at New Mexico State (11/9) with the same score of 72 ... picked up a home in vs. No. 2 South Carolina (11/23) ... carded a career-high score of 75.5 and earned MOP in a home win vs. Minnesota-Crookston (2/22) ... scored both of her reining points in the Independent Championship Tournament at the DeHaan Equestrian Center vs. No. 8 Fresno State and vs. UT-Martin (3/29) in the tournament finals, when she earned MOP honors ... leaves the program as the school record-holder in wins in a season with 12 in 2012-13, tied for wins in a career with 19, tied for MOP in a season with three, set in both 2012-13 and 2013-14, tied for MOP in a career with six

2012-13: Named an NCEA All-American in reining ... NCEA All-Academic first team selection ... competed in all 15 western shows in reining, posting a 12-3 record, with three MVPs ... started the season with four straight wins, with points at home against Texas A&M (9/22), where she also took home MVP honors, and against Oklahoma State (10/13), along with wins at Kansas State (10/20) and against UT-Martin (11/3) in Dover, Del. ... followed her first loss of the season with seven straight wins, which includes a season-high score of 73.5 at Fresno State (3/1) and MVP rides at home against Sacred Heart (2/23) and against New Mexico State (3/2) at a show in Fresno, Calif. ... scored a point for the Jacks in her NCEA Nationals ride against UT-Martin ... selected to competed in the prestigious NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, Okla., in June 2013 ... named an Iron Jack for her work in the weight room ... Dean’s List honoree

2011-12: Competed in five shows in reining as a sophomore, posting a 2-2-1 record ... scored her first point of the season at home against New Mexico State (11/19) ... also scored a point at Sacred Heart (2/19) ... scored a point for the Jacks at NCEA Nationals against Kansas State (4/12) ... named athlete of the year at the year-end banquet ... SAAC representative ... named Nov. 2011 strength and conditioning athlete of the month

2010-11: Named SDSU equestrian team most improved western rider ... rode to a first place finish in her section of horsemanship in an IHSA show hosted by North Dakota State (11/14) ... added a fifth place finish in horsemanship at IHSA show hosted by Minnesota-Crookston (11/7) ... serves as the equestrian team's SAAC representative ... finished fourth overall and third in oral reasons at the 2011 American Junior Paint Horse Association World Show ... earned Iron Jack honors for her work in the weight room ... earned SDSU Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Month Honorable Mention ... dean's list honoree ... IHSA Academic All-American Second Team selection

Before SDSU: Ten-time Kandiyohi County 4-H Horse Champion ... Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show Showmanship champion in 2005 and Training champion in 2007 ... Numerous State 4-H Horse Show Top-10 awards ... Glacial Ridge Appaloosa Club show high-point awards earner from 2007-10 ... extensive high point open show winner from 2005-10 ... Minnesota State Fair creative arts champion in 2008 and 2009 ... 2010 Minnesota Dan Patch Winner ... winner of multiple national horse judging team awards including American Quarter Horse Congress, Morgan Grand National, International Arabian Horse Competition and National Western Stock Show ... 2004 National 4-H Horse Knowledge Bowl award winner ... Minnesota Horse Council scholarship winner ... youth chairperson of Minnesota 4-H Horse Association ... Minnesota 4-H Horse Bowl youth chairman from 2007-10 ... 2008 National Youth Horse Council participant ... high school basketball letterwinner ... four-year honor roll student ... two-year member of the National Honor Society ... D.A.R.E. role model ... advanced placement scholar ... graduated with high honors