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St. Andrews takes region title for hunter seat

Laurinburg - The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Hunter Seat team earned first place for the Region during the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Regional Competition on Saturday held at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took second while North Carolina State took third. Duke and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte rounded out the top five.

As the regional champions, the St. Andrews team will go to the zone competition next weekend in Harrisonburg, Va.

Individual recognitions were also a part of the weekend. Senior Rob Jacobs took first place in the Cacchione Cup followed by Katie Hansen in second and Audrey Bolte in sixth place. SAPC’s horse Glenn was awarded the Horse of the Year trophy an honor voted on by the regional coaches.

Individual members of the team also earned trips to the zone competition next weekend. Audrey Bolte, Audrey Hayden, Rob Jacobs, Katie Hansen, Kali Cram, Jessica Bitz-Richards, Kim Graves, Sami Cram, and Jodi Brinn will be representing St. Andrews for the chance to go to the National competition scheduled for May 5-11 in Lexington, Ky.

"Today was fantastic!" said Coach Ashley Duda. "There was team work every step of the way, from the walk trot riders to the open riders. They were all supportive of each other and helped out. The team effort and hard work made for a successful day! I am so proud!"

Click here for the St. Andrews complete competition results.

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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