Four Wildcats named All-Americans

By The Mercury

The accolades continue to build for the fifth-ranked Kansas State equestrian team, as the Wildcats had four riders named National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) All-Americans in an announcement on Monday.

Meredith Finch, Hannah Ribera, Rachel Webster and Kali Yates all earned All-American status.

Finch, a senior from Somerville, Ohio was named to the first team for her performances in Equitation on the Flat. Finch compiled a 13-1-2 record during the season, including three Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors. The senior has been a leader all season and helped guide the Wildcats to a second place finish at the Big 12 Championship.

Ribera, a senior from Canyon, Texas, placed on the second team for Horsemanship, after a campaign which saw her go 9-3-1, with 2 MOPs.

A product of Mechanicsville, Va., Webster was also named to the second team for her phenomenal season in Equitation Over Fences. Webster has been one of the most consistent riders for K-State, racking up a 12-4 record and earning four MOPs.

Yates, a senior from Bonner Springs, was named to the honorable mention list in Equitation Over Fences. Yates also went 12-4 in the discipline while picking up two MOP honors.

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