Waco, TX- The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has announced its February Signature Academics Standout Student-Athlete of the Month. Every month the NCEA recognizes student-athletes for their accomplishments in the ring, however the NCEA would like to highlight athletes on their outstanding performances out of the ring, including academics, philanthropy, outstanding attitude, and embodiment of an ideal teammate.
Name of Athlete: Kirsten Chamberland
School & Year: Oklahoma State, Senior
Major: Animal Science, pre vet
Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia
In the month of February, Kirsten was named a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, which the conference refers to as its highest academic honor. The honoree, who can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination.
"Kirsten epitomizes what a student athlete should be. She excels in the classroom and you would have to search far and wide to find a more determined and hardworking individual. I am very proud to be called her coach" said Oklahoma State Head Coach, Larry Sanchez.