Abbie Hopkins Earns NCAA D1 All American Status
Abbie Hopkins, a 2017 graduate of Seekonk High School, finished her strong freshman year acquiring divisional and national accolades riding for the NCAA D1 Equestrian Team at the University of Tennessee-Martin. Hopkins was a mainstay in the line up in both equitation on the flat and equitation over fences as a starter in all meets. She had a winning record in both events, helping the Skyhawks complete their best season in history, and keeping them in the top 10 rankings for 16 straight weeks, reaching #8 for five straight weeks.
Earlier in the season, Hopkins was named the United Equestrian Conference Rider of Month, as well as the NCAA D1 National Rider of the month in October in equitation over fences. Finishing the year with a 9-3 record in fences, she was one of 4 riders, and the only freshman named to the UEC All-Equitation Over Fences team, while also earning UEC Freshman of the Year accolades.
Most recently, Abbie was named to the NCAA D1, 2nd Team ALL-AMERICAN Squad. First team is the 4 riders in the country with the highest averages, 2nd team is the next top 4 averages, which puts her among the top 8 riders for the 2017-2018 collegiate year.