Legendary Alabama football coach Bear Bryant once referred to Auburn University as "cow college." He may have meant to say "horse school."
For the sixth time in program history, No. 1 Auburn equestrian has won the NCEA national title with its come-from-behind victory over No. 6 Georgia on Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas.
“This has never happened in the sport, so it shows how hard it is to go undefeated,” Williams said. “This is not only a tribute to the talent on this team, but also how they bought into being one team and developing the leadership.”
Tied 7-7, Auburn senior Ashton Alexander scored a 255 on fences to cap off Auburn's undefeated 2018-19 campaign, the first such season in NCEA equestrian history.
"To be completely honest, I'm not a very emotional person, and I was bawling," Alexander said. "Once the scores came in and I realized I had the points, tears just came to my eyes, especially to have the all the girls jumping around me... I was just so excited that I was able to do it for them."
The national title is Auburn's second straight, third in the last four years and fifth this decade.
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Nathan King, senior in journalism with a minor in business, is The Plainsman's sports editor.