Texas Tech Rider Reigns at Collegiate NRHA Championship
Daugherty and The Ultimate Magnum tie for second in university's first-ever appearance at NRHA invitational equestrian event.
Written by Cory Chandler
Alicia Daugherty is the first Texas Tech rider to compete in the NRHA invitational Collegiate Reining Championship.
Texas Tech University senior Alicia Daugherty tied for second place at the 2009 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Collegiate Reining Championship. She is an agricultural communications major from Alpine.
The first of 12 riders to compete, Daugherty, earned a score of 214.5 astride The Ultimate Magnum, owned by Jean Piper of Madisonville.
Daugherty is the current Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Individual Reserve National Champion in Reining. She tied Maggie Gratny of Texas A&M University.
Lyndsey Jordan of Auburn captured the win with a score of 218. Oklahoma State’s Bri Parnell and Georgia’s Kate Stewart tied for fourth, both scoring 212.
Daugherty is the first rider in school history to compete in this invitational event. She will resume competition with the Equestrian Team in the fall and is coached by Robin Morris.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:
- Agriculture and Applied Economics
- Agricultural Education and Communications
- Animal and Food Science
- Landscape Architecture
- Plant and Soil Science
- Natural Resources Management
The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.
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