The Kansas State University equestrian team was chosen as this year's NCEA team sportsmanship award winner.
The Kansas State equestrian team, which has been discontinued following the 2015-16 season, continued to represent its university in an exemplary way.
The student-athletes had strong performances throughout the season, qualifying for the NCEA National Championship with the No. 8 overall seed this spring. In addition, they excelled in the classroom with a 3.19 team GPA. When not competing, the team posted more than 830 hours of community service at a variety of different charities.
Head Coach Casie Maxwell was named the 2016 Big 12 Coach of the Year.
The NCEA sportsmanship trophy was generously donated by Carly Anthony, Pot Creek Farm and Champions Choice Trophies in 2013. Both Carly and Alexa Anthony, sisters, graduated from NCEA schools and competed throughout their college careers.
"I wanted to bring this award to the NCEA because great sportsmanship, from a team aspect, should not only be the norm, but should be held at the forefront of the team's mission when competing in the NCEA," Anthony said.
NCEA TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS
Year - Recipient
2016 - Kansas State
2015 - UT-Martin
2014 - South Dakota State
2013 - Delaware State