Skyhawk Equestrian | Liana Nowak
2016-17: Was a key component for the Skyhawks in the Western discipline, competing in all nine competitions in both horsemanship and reining…Piled up a team-high five team points in reining, posting a season average of 57.5 points (scoring above 66 points in all but two competitions)…Earned a team point in four of the final five competitions and also tacked on a point against No. 1 Auburn on Sept. 29…Career-best reining score of 74 came in the United Equestrian Conference Championship consolation round against Fresno State on March 25…Posted a 68.7 scoring average in horsemanship, securing team points with a career-best 73-point performance against Minnesota-Crookston on March 3 and a 70-point effort against Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 18.
BEFORE UTM: Rode for Brookwood High’s IEA team under the guidance of Katie Poteet and Kevin Jewell...Qualified for the IEA national finals five out of seven years during her middle and high school years...Was a high point rider at the 2015 IEA Zone 4 Western finals, helping the Broncos to a first place finish in that event...Qualified for the IEA national finals in both individual reining and horsemanship in 2015...Placed third in the individual horsemanship discipline in the IEA Western finals.Carried a No. 9 national ranking in the nation for NRHA Youth 14-18...Placed first in three out of six classes at the Heart of Dixie Reining Horse Association show in May 2015.
PERSONAL: Born on March 27, 1998...Daughter of Dave and Anne Nowak...Majoring in art education.