Question:

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE TEXAS A&M EQUESTRIAN?

Answer:

1. COACHING STAFF - We are a compassionate group of individuals lead by head coach, Tana McKay. Our staff prides itself in its relentless commitment to providing an environment for our athletes to excel in academics and athletics, as well as life itself. As a staff, we have also produced more Equestrian Team and Individual National Championships than any other coaching staff at an NCAA university. Our entire staff is made up of Former Texas A&M students! We have all had the opportunity to work at other universities and we still believe in this University and agree that there is nothing like being an Aggie!

2. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
- Texas A&M is consistently ranked among the top ten academic institutions in the nation.

3. ACADEMIC CHOICES
- Texas A&M University is ranked in the Top 5 in the Nation in Engineering, Business and Pre-Med. In addition, this university offers over 150 majors and 4000 courses. It is a university on the rise academically and is extremely devoted to offering the best to its students.

4. TRADITIONS - Tradition and history are important parts of life on any college campus, but especially at Texas A&M University. The "Spirit of Aggieland" is unmatched by any other college or university in the United States.

5. PEOPLE - As an Aggie Equestrian you will be surrounded by people who care about you! We have a saying on our team: "From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it." There is something extremely special about being an Aggie that you can't describe unless you are one!

6. ACADEMIC SUPPORT - Completed in 2003, the $27 million Center for Athletics Academic Services is the premier center of its kind in the country. It was created to help student athletes become independent and self-reliant learners. The staff provides resources, experience and knowledge, which empowers each student athlete to reach his or her academic and personal potential. At Texas A&M University, we are committed to developing the best academic support services program in the nation. With dedicated academic advisors and tutors, combined with an outstanding, committed athletic department, we are well on our way to achieving this goal. Last year alone the Equestrian team had the highest team GPA of all of the sports at Texas A&M.

7. HORSES! - We feel that we have one of the best herd of collegiate horses in the country. Our western horses are predominately quarter horses and have bloodlines that include Blazing Hot, A Good Machine, Principle Investment, Impulsions, Hollywood Dun It, Smart Little Lena, Colonel Freckles, Nu Bar and Topsail Cody. Our English horses consist of "A" show quality Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds.

To learn more about Texas A&M University and all it has to offer academically, please visit www.tamu.edu. The Visitors Center page has excellent information and videos as well as more information about the traditions and the 12th Man at Texas A&M: www.tamu.edu/visit