Membership Resources

ACADEMIC AWARDS

In addition to success in the arena, the IHSA is proud to recognize outstanding academic achievement by its members. The IHSA also looks to acknowledge students who have demonstrated multiple-year dedication to their team while maintaining academic excellence.

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IHSA NATIONAL ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS

The purpose of the IHSA National All-Academic Award is to recognize the individual academic achievements of our participating undergraduate and alumni members each year. IHSA members will be named to the All-Academic First Team or All-Academic Second Team when they have been nominated by their coach, Advisor, or designated representative, and have met the following criteria:

First Team – achieving a grade point average of 3.8 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)
Second Team – achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale)

A nominee must be a full-time undergraduate student or alumni rider who is a current paid member of the IHSA, or, for the 2020-21 academic year only, a previous IHSA member or a new student who has shown an interest in participating in IHSA competitions based on their coach’s recommendation.

For the 2020-21 academic year, participation in an IHSA competition is not necessary to be eligible for the All-Academic Awards.

Nomination Process:

A team’s coach, advisor, or designated college representative must nominate an eligible student or alumni members using the All-Academic Award Reporting Form. The student’s grade-point average is based on fall 2020 semester grades (not cumulative) and the All-Academic Reporting Form must be signed by the college registrar or official documentation must be attached. Be advised that colleges and universities may require the student’s authorization to release their academic record.


Please use the fill-in nomination form. Forms must be postmarked by March 31, 2021, and be mailed to:


Cricket Morris
844 Dry Fork Road
Gladys, VA 24554

IHSA National All-Academic Award winners submitted by the deadline will receive a certificate of recognition.

 

All-Academic Nomination Form

2021 First Team All-Academic Award Winners

2021 Second Team All-Academic Award Winners

2020 First Team All-Academic Award Winners

2020 Second Team All-Academic Award Winners

2019 All-Academic Award Winners


IHSA SENIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award recognizes graduating seniors who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale. To be considered the applicant must have been on an IHSA equestrian team for a minimum of two years if they attended a four-year college or university, or one year if they attended a two-year institution. Recipients of this award will receive a certificate of recognition for their achievements.

The submission deadline is March 31, 2021.

Nomination Process:

A team’s coach, advisor, or designated college representative must nominate an eligible student using the Senior Academic Achievement Award nominating form. A copy of the student’s official transcript must be included to be considered for this award. The student’s grade point average is cumulative for this award.

Please mail the nomination form accompanied by the official transcript to:

Cricket Morris
844 Dry Fork Road
Gladys, VA 24554


Senior Academic Achievement Nomination Form

2021 Senior Academic Achievement Award Winners

2020 Senior Academic Achievement Award Winners

2019 Senior Academic Achievement Award Winners


IHSA SENIOR ESSAY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Students who would like to be considered for an opportunity to win this special award of $500.00 for the 2020-2021 academic year must:

  • Meet the Senior Student-Athlete Achievement Award qualifications
  • Submit a five-hundred-word essay on the following topic:
  • What “qualities” did you learn from the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competitions that have benefitted you in your academic years and will benefit you in your future career?
  • Submit two written letters of recommendation stating why you should win the special award.
  • Agree in writing that should your essay win, you will allow your essay to be submitted for publication.

Application DEADLINE is March 31, 2021 (we will only accept complete applications postmarked March 31st or before).

To apply for this award, please mail all application materials to:

Cricket Morris
844 Dry Fork Road
Gladys, VA 24554

2021 Senior Essay Award Winner

2020 Senior Essay Award Winner

2019 Senior Essay Award Winner