The SMU equestrian team faces a familiar foe at the NCAA championships this weekend, April 15-17, at Oklahoma State University. The match-up between the No. 11 Mustangs and No. 5 Cowboys is a repeat of last year’s first round, which Oklahoma State won 6-2.
SMU finished the season with a 3-6 record, with all three wins coming at home and all six losses on the road. One of those losses occurred against Oklahoma State on the Cowboys’ home turf, 7-3. However, the NCAA championships should feature a much more friendly crowd this year—the tournament will be held nearby in Waco.
Six of the Mustangs’ matches were against top-10 teams in the nation, including a back-to-back against No. 3 Auburn and No. 1 Georgia at the beginning of the season. SMU managed to defeat No. 4 Texas A&M, 9-3, back in February.