COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M equestrian Head Coach Tana McKay announced today the signing of Courtney Weisbart to a National Letter of Intent to compete with the Aggies.
Weisbart (Plano, Texas) is a senior at John Paul II High School, and will begin riding with the Texas A&M reining squad for the 2014-15 season.
“Courtney has had some great experience in the show pen and is a very talented rider,” McKay said. “We are excited about adding Courtney to our roster and look forward to all she has to offer.”
Weisbart’s accomplishments include several top finishes at Ariat and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) events. She won the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic 2 Youth Team Tournament two years in-a-row and placed fifth in Youth 14-18 at the 2013 Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, which qualified her for the North American Affiliate Championship at the 2013 NRHA Futurity. Weisbart was also Champion in the Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Youth 14-18 year-end standings and was in third place in the Texas Reining Horse Association (TRHA) Youth 14-18 year-end standings.
When she’s not competing in reining events around the country, Weisbart volunteers as a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD). Weisbart has also served as the sophomore class president and junior class president, and is currently the senior class president at John Paul II High School. She has logged over 85 hours of community service and is ranked in the top 10 percent of her high school class.
"I chose A&M because I love the atmosphere on and off campus," Weisbart said. "I believe A&M will help me succeed academically while giving me the opportunity to continue riding in college on a great team."
Weisbart becomes the Aggies’ sixth signee this season, joining Jaci Marley (reining), Rachael Hake (hunter seat), Avery Ellis (western), Kristen Mohr (hunter seat) and Emily Davis (horsemanship) in the Aggie equestrian class of 2018. Check back to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter for the most up-to-date list of Texas A&M equestrian signees.