Anna Rea has been performing well for the Texas A&M University women’s equestrian team.
The junior, who attended Ponte Vedra High, competes in equitation on the flat. She competed in jumping since age 5, she said, but switched to equitation on the flat when she entered the Aggie program. “It’s kind of like a new thing for all of us,” she said. “We had to learn how to do it.”
For equitation on the flat, she said, the riders receive a pattern to learn two weeks before competitions. The pattern features nine maneuvers and lasts about two minutes, she said.
Heading into the winter break, Rea has a 3-2 record. She had consecutive victories in team wins over New Mexico State University and California State University, Fresno during an October weekend in Fresno, Calif. She had a high score of 80 to earn Most Outstanding Performer against New Mexico State. She prevailed 76-70 over her Fresno State opponent.
“I was really happy with my performance,” Rea said. “We had never been there. I really didn’t know what to expect. Fresno is a pretty good team, too.”
Wofford College senior cornerback Brion Anderson is an all-Southern Conference second-team selection as voted by the media. The Bartram Trail High graduate had 42 tackles in starting all 11 games. He was fourth in the conference with three interceptions.
Ave Maria University senior offensive lineman Jeff Lindenmoyer was named to the all-Sun Conference first team. The past Bear played a career-high 10 games.
Sierra College freshman wide receiver Romello Bentley finished with 64 receptions for 714 yards and seven touchdowns, all third on the team. The former Bear led the squad with 11 kick returns for 238 yards and 13 punt returns for 92 yards.
Another from Bartram Trail, Springfield College defensive end Matt Mailhot had 19 tackles and two sacks in 10 games.
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