Tigers Sweep NCEA October Rider of the Month Awards

SOURCE: AUBURN ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

Four members of the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team were honored by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association for their performances in the month of October as the Tigers swept the monthly awards, the organization announced Wednesday.

Senior Taylor St. Jacques was awarded Flat Rider of the Month, while junior McKayla Langmeier earned the honor in Fences. Sophomores Olivia Tordoff and Boo Kammerer picked up awards on the Western side in Horsemanship and Reining, respectively.

St. Jacques put together a 3-0-0 mark in Flat for the Tigers, picking up big wins vs. conference opponents. She averaged an 87.3 over three meets with a 12-point margin of victory and helped the Flat squad win the event each time.

The Glen Allen, Va., product kicked off the season with a 16-point win at No. 3 South Carolina (Oct. 16), topping her opponent, 84-68. She followed with an 11-point win at No. 4 Georgia (Oct. 23) with another 84-point showing and she capped October with a 94-85 win vs. No. 7 Texas A&M (Oct. 30). Her 94 points tied a career high in the event.

Langmeier went 3-0-0 in Fences, averaging an 86.7 over three meets. Highlighting her performances was the 87-72 win vs. the Aggies to close out October. The 15-point win helped the Tigers sweep TAMU in the event.

The junior from East Granby, Conn., started off the month with an 86-84 edge at South Carolina. She set a season best at Georgia the following week with an 87-79 victory vs. the Bulldogs.

Tordoff, of Powell, Ohio, had an outstanding month in Horsemanship as she averaged a 78.2 and finished 3-0-0. She helped the Tigers go 10-4-1 overall in the event vs. the SEC opponent.

Tordoff kicked off the month with a career-high 80 at South Carolina, besting her opponent by a point in the win. She followed with a 78.5 for MOP honors at Georgia with a three-point margin of victory over her Bulldog opponent. Tordoff closed out October with a 76-74.5 win vs. the Aggies.

Kammerer picked up the first monthly honor of her career as she went 2-0-1 in Reining with one MOP. The Mount Sterling, Ky., product kicked off the month with a 73-73 tie at South Carolina, setting a season-best in the contest.

She followed with a 70.5-68 win on the road at Georgia, sealing the team victory with the 10th point of the meet. Kammerer capped the month with a 69-68.5 edge over her Aggie opponent, winning MOP honors.

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