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Kelsey Champagne
Position: Western
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jamestown, N.D.
High School: Jamestown H.S.
Major: Nursing

2011-12: Competed in nine shows in horsemanship as a junior, posting a 3-3-3 record, with a pair of MVP awards ... earned her first MVP in a home show against UT-Martin (10/22) and again at Sacred Heart (2/19) ... also scored a points vs. Fresno State (10/1) at the Willis Invitational and in a home show vs. Auburn (11/5) ... member of the western team that advanced to NCEA Nationals (4/12) ... earned Iron Jack for her work in the weight room ... world champion in hunter under saddle at the 2012 Pinto World Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... nursing dean's list honoree in the fall of 2011

2010-11: Started the season with wins in horsemanship at Auburn (9/24) and at South Carolina (9/25) ... Won a world championship and a reserve world championship title at the 2011 Pinto World Championship in Tulsa, Okla. (6/7-18) ... 2011 circuit champion in amateur hunter under saddle at the Iowa Memorial Day Classic ... rode to a top-five finish at the 2011 Paint Horse Congress in amateur hunter under saddle ... added a 10th place finish in amateur equitation at the 2011 Paint Horse Congress

2009-10: Picked-up three wins in six varsity competitions ... earned MVP vs. Delaware State in horsemanship ... earned MVP in horsemanship and Western high point rider on both days of competition against Sacred Heart (1/30-31) ... part of the Western team that advanced to Varsity Equestrian National Championships ... Dean's List honoree in the fall

Before SDSU: Transferred to SDSU from Valley City State (N.D.) ... six time world champion and five time reserve world champion in various Pinto Horse Association events at the Pinto World Championships ... Reserve all-around champion in equitation, horsemanship and hunter under saddle at the 2009 Iowa Memorial Day Classic Paint Show ... American Paint Horse Association Youth champion ... earned a top-five finish at the 2007 Paint Horse Congress ... fourth place all-around finish at the 2008 and 2009 Pinto World Championship ... American Paint Horse Association scholarship recipient ... four-year honor roll student ... two-year member of the National Honor Society ... graduated from Jamestown High School with honors.