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Megan Violand
Position: Hunt Seat
Year: Senior
Hometown: Moorpark, Calif.
High School: Moorpark H.S.
Major: Animal Science
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2011-12: Rode in all 10 shows as a junior, both in flat and fences, posting a 7-13 overall record, with a total of three MVP awards ... earned MVP on the flat against UT-Martin 10/22) and at Sacred Heart (2/19) ... also won MVP over fences at Baylor (9/30) ... earned Iron Jack honors for her work in the weight room ... athlete of the year honorable mention

2010-11: Rode to a first place finish in novice over fences at an IHSA hunt seat show in Crookston, Minn. (11/6) ... earned high-point riders honors with first places finishes in novice over fences and novice on the flat at Minnesota-Crookston IHSA Show (11/7) ... Invited to compete in equitation over fences at the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival Collegiate Equitation Challenge in Wellington, Fla., where she advanced to the semifinal round ... earned reserve high-point rider honors with a first place finish in novice on the flat and a second place finish in intermediate over fences at UW-River Falls (2/20) ... earned region grand champion honors at IHSA Regionals (3/6) with a first place finish in novice over fences ... finished third in novice over fences at IHSA Hunt Seat Zone Finals in Dousman, Wis. (4/9) ... earned points in equitation over fences for SDSU in varsity shows at UT-Martin (2/13) and at Delaware State (3/20) when she carded a score of 79

2009-10: Opened the season with a win in novice equitation over fences at Wisconsin (10/3-4) ...  picked-up another win in novice equitation on the flat at the SDSU Invitational (10/31-11/1) ... also won first place in novice fences at Minnesota-Crookston (11/7-8) ... also competed in shows against TCU and Delaware State (10/03), at SMU (11/22) and vs. Sacred Heart (1/30) ... earned Iron Jack honors for her work in the weight room ... volunteers at the Brookings Regional Humane Society 

Before SDSU: Earned reserve national champion honors in working hunter over fences at the Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals in 2009 ... finished in the top-10 in equitation on the flat and equitation over fences at the 2008 Arabian Youth Nationals ... also competed in track and cross country in high school ... earned all-league honors in track in 2007