Sweet Briar College’s National Collegiate Equestrian Association team traveled to its inaugural NCEA meet Friday, Sept. 15, taking on Delaware State University. Every rider on Sweet Briar’s newly chosen team showed in at least one of the two hunt seat events.
SWEET BRIAR, Va. (Aug. 29, 2017) — Sweet Briar College’s riding program announced today that it has joined the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. The College becomes the NCEA’s first Division III member to compete in regular season play and be eligible for the post-season.
On Wednesday, Sweet Briar College riders traveled to Hollins University to compete in this year’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. After a rollercoaster competition, the team finished second behind Hollins, falling short by just one point.
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 Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced it's 2016-17 Sportsmanship Teams and eight Sweet Briar student-athletes have been selected to the team for their respective sport. The squads are comprised of a student-athlete selected by the coaches staffs of each team competing under the banner with all sports and schools fully represented.
Sweet Briar riders were victorious at home on Saturday, Feb. 25, claiming the high-point team championship at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association competition at Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center. As show co-hosts with Lynchburg College, the Vixens scored 46 team points for the win.
Sweet Briar's Athletics and Riding programs are excited to announce this year's inductees for the Hall of Fame. These alumnae bring pride and recognition to the College through their achievements at Sweet Briar, professional accomplishments, and ongoing support of their alma mater.
Sweet Briar College today announced the appointment of noted scholar, liberal arts advocate, experienced administrator and global leader for women’s education Meredith Woo as the College’s 13th president. She will succeed Phillip C. Stone, who will retire in May 2017.
FOREST, Va. --- The conclusion of the 2015-16 athletic seasons etched 40 years of competition in the ODAC into the history books. In celebration of the accomplishments of conference member teams, coaches, and athletes, the ODAC will feature key milestones throughout the first 40 years of the conference.
Sweet Briar, VA- With over 110,000 votes being cast and 40,000 of them coming in the final 10 hours, the Sweet Briar College Vixens edged out the Alfred University Saxons in the championship round of the Sports Illustrated: Campus Rush Division III Best Mascot Tournament.
Head swimming coach and aquatics director Donna Hodgert competed at the US Masters Swimming Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. this past weekend. The event was held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, which also hosted the 2016 ODAC Championships and NCAA Division III Championships.
The annual Sweet Briar College athletics banquet was held on Thursday, April 28, in the Sweet Briar Conference Center. The department presented its six major awards along with varsity letters and individual team awards.
The Sweet Briar riding program competed at the American National Riding Commission Nationals over the past weekend. Centenary College hosted competition at their equestrian center in Hackettstown, N.J. and the young Vixen squads placed fourth in both the novice and national division.
Sweet Briar College put together an impressive performance at the 2015 ODAC Equestrian Championships, winning each round of scoring to secure the conference title on Thursday afternoon at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. The crown is the second for the Vixens in the past four years and third overall, joining the hardware they hoisted in 2012 and 1987.
SWEET BRIAR, Va.- The Sweet Briar College Athletics Department is excited to announce the addition of two varsity sports that will begin competition during the 2016 fall semester. Varsity cross country and golf will be added to the existing slate of sports sponsorship and bring the athletic department up to eight NCAA varsity sports.
Due to the weather forecast, Sweet Briar College campus will be closed today, Friday, Jan. 22. With the campus closure, the FAC and pool will also be closed today. Check back for updates about the weekend schedule.
Makayla Benjamin of Leesburg, a sophomore engineering major at Sweet Briar College, has won the Silver League show jumping competition in the AIEC Student Riding Nations Cup World Finals in Germany. Benjamin's combined scores in dressage and show jumping placed her third overall. The U.S. team finished in fifth place in the league.
SWEET BRIAR, Va.- Taylor Allen, a senior at St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Va., has committed to attend and swim for Sweet Briar College next year. Allen is currently the 89th-ranked recruit in the state, according to CollegeSwimming.com
For many athletes, representing your country on an international stage is the ultimate achievement. Suddenly, you have an entire nation supporting and rooting for your success. Sweet Briar College sophomore Makayla Benjamin will get a chance to experience that when she represents the United States at the AIEC-SRNC World Finals.