IHSA Recognizes College Riders for Academic Success


IHSA western horsemanship competitorBecause achievements in education are as important as in equitation, The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) has launched the IHSA National All-Academic Award to annually recognize the individual academic achievements of its participating undergraduate and alumni members.

IHSA members will be named to the All-Academic First Team or All-Academic Second Team when they have been nominated by their coach, advisor, or designed representative, and have met the following criteria:

First Team: achieving a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale).

Second Team: achieving a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale).

A nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student or alumni rider who is a paid member of the IHSA (and USHJA as per rule 1202 B).

A nominee must have participated in a minimum of two regular season IHSA horse shows during the academic year (as defined by IHSA rules).

The nomination process will involve a team’s coach, designed college representative, or advisor, nominating an eligible student or alumni member using the All-Academic Award Reporting Form. The student’s cumulative GPA is based on fall semester grades. The All-Academic Award Reporting Form is to be signed by a college Registrar, or official documentation must be attached, (colleges and universities may require student authorization to release academic records).

Nomination forms must be postmarked by April 1, 2011 and mailed to

Patte Zumbrun, Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204.

Questions may be directed to Patte Zumbrun, IHSA Education Committee Chair, at pzumbrun@goucher.edu.

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