Sweet Briar College riding team claims fourth ODAC title

Riding team at Randolph
President Stone (pictured with riding coach Lizzie Fisch, left, and riding director Mimi Wroten) was at Randolph College to cheer on Sweet Briar’s riding team.

For the second year in a row and fourth overall, the Sweet Briar College equestrian team has claimed the ODAC equestrian title. This is the Vixens’ third title in the past five years, having won the championship in 1987, 2012, 2015, and now 2016.

The 2016 championships were hosted by Randolph College at the Randolph Riding Center on Friday afternoon. For the second-straight year, Sweet Briar’s director of riding Mimi Wroten was named ODAC Coach of the Year. First-year Emily Schlosberg was named the Conference’s rider and rookie of the year. Last year, Makayla Benjamin ’18 won both rider and rookie awards for Sweet Briar.

After the three rounds, Sweet Briar and Randolph were tied with 14 team points. To determine the champion, there was a ride-off, in which the top two riders from Sweet Briar and Randolph rode course A again and the average scores were added together to determine the winner.

Schlosberg and Benjamin were the top-two average riders for the day, earning All-ODAC honors.

Full Championship Results

ODAC Rider of the Year: Emily Schlosberg, Sweet Briar College
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mimi Wroten, Sweet Briar College
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Emily Schlosberg, Sweet Briar College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Renee Russell – Randolph College

ODAC Points Standings
1. Sweet Briar^ 14 pts.
1. Randolph 14 pts.
3. Washington & Lee 11 pts.
4. Lynchburg* 10 pts.
4. Hollins 10 pts.
6. Bridgewater 7 pts.

^ Sweet Briar was awarded first place based on a tiebreaker. For the ride-off, the top two riders from Sweet Briar and Randolph rode course A again and the average scores were added together to determine the winner.

* Lynchburg was awarded fourth place based on a tiebreaker. The tiebreaker was combined totals of the two Jumps classes.

All-ODAC Riders
1. Emily Schlosberg, SBC 86.5
2. Makayla Benjamin, SBC 85.8125
3. Meaghan Hynes, RAND 85.625
4. Caleigh Wells, W&L 84
5. Christina Antonucci, LC 82.5
6. Maddy Lohr, HU 82.25
7. Jane Chiavelli, W&L 80.5
8. Haley Ciriello, LC 80.25
9. Morgan Hoke, RAND 79.875
10. Katherine Powers, LC 77.500

 

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