Vixen Riding Claims ODAC Title For Second-Straight Season

Vixen Riding Claims ODAC Title For Second-Straight Season

LYNCHBURG, Va.- 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 the ODAC Coach of the Year. First-year Emily Schlosberg was named the conference's rider and rookie of the year. Last year, Makayla Benjamin 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
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mimi Wroten, Sweet Briar
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Emily Schlosberg, Sweet Briar
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Renee' Russell - Randolph

 

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