Q&A with Georgia equestrian head coach Meghan Boenig updating on how the team has fared since COVID-19 hit and how the season will look given new safety protocols.
In the wake of the NCAA canceling 2020 spring seasons due to COVID-19 and extending eligibility for athletes who would have competed during that season, college coaches are preparing alternative ways to handle recruitment and roster spots for next season.
The NCAA’s decision on March 30 to grant spring-sport athletes an extra year of eligibility forced Georgia athletes approaching the end of their college careers to face a question they hadn’t considered before the COVID-19 outbreak: Will I spend another year in Athens?
Of 16 seniors on the 2019-20 Georgia equestrian team, Tritschler is the only one that has the chance to return for one more season.
Georgia equestrian just finished its last regular season matchup against TCU a week before the threat of the COVID-19 turned the sports world upside down.
Due to increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the SEC announced on Wednesday that conference sports events — including all Georgia sports events — will be closed to the public from Thursday, March 12 through March 30.
Georgia’s last meet of the regular season came down to the final event of the evening, with TCU outlasting the Bulldogs 10-9 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Seniors Kate Kramer, Maddie Fiorante, Julia Spreng and Ali Tritschler came from the four different corners of the United States, but have become close friends in their years on the Georgia equestrian team.
No. 6 Georgia equestrian kept its momentum from Friday’s 14-5 victory against Delaware State to dominate Tennessee-Martin with a 17-2 victory on Saturday at the UGA Equestrian Complex.
Georgia equestrian’s four-meet losing streak was ended by an impressive performance Friday afternoon at the UGA Equestrian Complex.