Three Vixens earn UEC All-Academic accolades

Three Vixens earn UEC All-Academic accolades

MARTIN, Tenn. — Three Sweet Briar NCEA student-athletes have been recognized by the United Equestrian Conference as All-Academic honorees, with sophomore Lily Peterson and senior Emily Schlosberg earning First Team All-Academic laurels.

Fifty-three student-athletes from seven institutions were recognized for academic honors, with 20 earning first team laurels, 13 picking-up second team accolades and 13 named honorable mention.

Peterson (Ashland, Va.) and Scholsberg (Fairfax, Va.) headlined the Sweet Briar honorees as members of the First Team All-Academic team. First team honorees must have competed in a minimum of 70 percent of their school’s meets, while earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 as a full-time student at their institution.

Schlosberg’s honor is the sixth academic honor of her collegiate career, having previously been named: Farnam NCEA All-Academic Second Team (2018), American Paint Horse Association NCEA Academic Honor Roll (2018) and three ODAC All-Academic Team honors.

Peterson was previously named, ODAC All-Academic Team (2018) and IHSA National All-Academic First Team (2018).

Sophomore Katie Balding (Williamsburg, Va.) was recognized as a Second Team All-Academic honoree by the UEC. Second team laurels were given to student-athletes who competed in a minimum 50 percent of their school’s meets, while earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 as a full-time student.

Balding was previously recognized as a member of the ODAC All-Academic Team in 2018.