EQUESTRIAN TEAM TO HOST SOME OF NATION'S BEST AT SKYHAWK INVITATIONAL THIS WEEKEND
March 21, 2013
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin equestrian team plays host to the four-team, two-day Skyhawk Invitational this weekend at the Ned McWherter Ag Pavilion.
UT Martin, Fresno State, New Mexico State and South Dakota State will all vie for the tournament championship, the first-ever NCEA nonconference tournament. The Skyhawks are seeded No. 2 and will play No. 3 Fresno State while No. 1 South Dakota State will battle No. 4 New Mexico State.
All four of the teams in the field are amongst the nation’s best. South Dakota State is ranked ninth in this week’s Women’s Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll, while Fresno State (No. 11), UT Martin (No. 12) and New Mexico State (No. 13) all received votes in the top-10 standings.
The Skyhawks are coming off a 13-2 victory over Minnesota-Crookston last Friday. UT Martin swept all four categories and Most Outstanding Performance awards, posting 7-1 wins in hunterseat and 6-1 wins in western.
The tournament begins at 10 a.m. on both Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. There will be free t-shirt giveaways, Wendy’s giveaways and pet the pony activities on Saturday.