On Monday night, October 13, 2014, the K-State Equestrian Team was informed that the sport would be discontinued following the 2015-16 season. All scholarships would be honored but there was something not quite right about it all. Parents have mobilized, and the entire equestrian community is rallying to do our best to save the program
The story from Athletic Director John Currie is that there was no way to save the sport, that the NCAA was taking it off the list of emerging sports and they needed the money to make room for soccer. He made this announcement before the NCAA vote and also announced that it would be closed down a year prior to the NCAA proposed end. Something doesn’t feel “Family” here and the parents and alumni want to get tot he bottom of it.
The plot thickens as there are actually 4 more votes to remove the Equestrian program from the NCAA, and no other school has cancelled their Equestrian Team as a result of these votes… why then is K-State?
Consider that Currie never mentions Equestrian on twitter but goes on about most every other small sport. Even better, the girls of the K-State Equestrian team are so far undefeated this year and ranked 3rd in the nation. Can we safely say thank you for your overwhelming support AD Currie?
Please stay tuned as this is a rapidly emerging issue and we will attempt to keep everyone up to date
- NCEA Update on NCAA Equestrian – Some Facts to Consider
- AQHA – Women’s Equestrian as an NCAA Emerging Sport – More clarity on the process and NCAA decisions
The NCAA Committee on Women Athletics
Chairman Tom Hall.
Kansas State University
Director John Currie
Upcoming Equestrian Team Schedule
- November 8 – KSU VS OSU – At Kansas State – Get Out and Cheer!
Article from : http://www.save-ksu-equestrian.com/