2012 IHSA National Championships Awards Scholarships

The inaugural recipient of the Jack Fritz Memorial Scholarship ($1,500), from Zone 5, Region 2, was Nora Demchur of University of South Carolina.
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The inaugural recipient of the Jack Fritz Memorial Scholarship ($1,500), from Zone 5, Region 2, was Nora Demchur of University of South Carolina.

May 25, 2012--The 39th IHSA National Championships remembered IHSA co-founder, Captain John ?Jack? Fritz, who passed away at age 87 on February 10, 2012.? Fritz was a strong advocate for college riding and was honored with a perpetual IHSA Scholarship, sponsored by ECE Equestrian Co., LLC, and launched in his name during the May 3-6 event in Raleigh, NC.? The inaugural recipient of the Jack Fritz Memorial Scholarship ($1,500), from Zone 5, Region 2, was Nora Demchur of University of South Carolina.

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The Jon Conyers Memorial Scholarship was presented to Peyton Callanan of Georgia Southern University.? Established to honor an extraordinary teacher, judge and coach, it is available annually to an undergraduate competing member of the IHSA.? A rider that demonstrates Jon?s ideals has passion and respect for horses, and demonstrates a desire to improve him or herself in order to improve their relationship and communication with their horses.? The award winner received $1,500 from the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation.

The Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation and EQUUS Foundation also presented:

2012 Joan Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)

Zone 7, Region 1? Whitney Mahloch of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

2012 Emily Hilscher Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)

Zone 5, Region 4? Stephanie Tucker of High Point University

2012 Jack Benson Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)

Zone 3, Region 3? Sara Colmer of Drew University

2012 Professional Horseman's Association Scholarship ($1,000)

Zone 1, Region 2? Sarah Truchon of University of New Hampshire

2012 Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation Scholarship Winners ($1,000 each)

Zone ??????????? Region ??????????? Name ??????????? ??? School

1 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Jacqueline Marinoff ??????? University of New Hampshire

1 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Rebecca Hicks ??????????? ???? Mount Holyoke College

2 ??????????? 1 ??????????? Georgiana de Rham ???????? Cornell University

3 ??????????? 1 ??????????? Abigail Ziegler ???????????? ?? ?Gettysburg College

3 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Taylor Duncanson ??????????? Centenary College

4 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Kali Cram ??????????????????????? St. Andrews College

5 ??????????? 1 ??????????? Ashleigh Johnson ??????????? Murry State University

5 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Laura Smith ??????????? ???????? Georgia Southern University

6 ??????????? 1 ??????????? Lynanne MacDonald ???????College of Wooster

6 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Kelly Herdman ??????????? ??? Miami University

7 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Samantha Gallagher ??????? West Texas A&M University

7 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Amanda Flint ??????????? ?????? University of Minnesota, Crookston

7 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Kayla Gosz ??????????? ????????? University of Wisconsin, River Falls

7 ??????????? 5 ??????????? John Powderly ???????????????? Missouri State University

8 ??????????? 1 ??????????? Laura Benard ??????????? ?????? Stanford University

2012 EQUUS Foundation Scholarship Winners ($1,000 each)

Zone ??????????? Region ??????????? Name ??????????? ??? School

2 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Hannah Chute ??????????? ????? St. Lawrence University

4 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Samantha Cram ??????????? ?? St. Andrews College

5 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Andrea Smith ??????????? ????? Berry College

6 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Caitlyn Sanders ??????????? ?? Ohio State University

7 ??????????? 1 ??????????? Devin Lintzenich ??????????? Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

7 ??????????? 2 ??????????? Kristi Benedict ??????????? ??? West Texas A&M University

7 ??????????? 3 ??????????? Yahna Zastrow ??????????? ??? University of Minnesota, Crookston

7 ??????????? 4 ??????????? Emily Kiessling ??????????? ?? Ripon College

7 ??????????? 5 ??????????? Austin Scholl ??????????? ?????? Black Hawk College

8 ??????????? 5 ??????????? Molly Wolfe ??????????? ??????? University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For more information on the IHSA and its benefits to collegiate riders, visit www.ihsainc.com