TCU's Katie Gray Wins Sun Circuit Invitational

Eight collegiate horsemanship squared off February 1 in Scottsdale, Arizona; view photos from the event.

From the National Collegiate Equestrian Association

TCU equestrian's Katie Gray, an AQHA member, won the 2015 Arizona Quarter Horse Sun Circuit Collegiate Horsemanship Invitational. (Credit: @TCUWEquestrian)

TCU senior Katelyn Gray, an AQHA member, was crowned champion February 1 at the Arizona Sun Circuit Collegiate Horsemanship Invitational in Scottsdale.

"Katie represented TCU like the champion that she is today," said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. "She is a senior leader on our team and is as deserving of this win as anyone. We are very grateful to Jeff Abbott, the Sun Circuit and the owners who loaned their incredible horses to the competition."

Gray, one of only eight collegiate riders chosen nationally and the lone representative from the Big 12 Conference, defeated Gabi Salamone of Arizona State in the finals, 72-71, to bring home first-place accolades.

Prior to the final round, the Colorado native dropped Rianna Storey of New Mexico State University (73-66.5) and Hayley Mena Sacred Heart (72.5-72).