PORTSMOUTH — Victoria Croston of Portsmouth, a junior at Delaware State, has been named to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s Ariat All-America Equestrian First …
PORTSMOUTH — Victoria Croston of Portsmouth, a junior at Delaware State, has been named to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s Ariat All-America Equestrian First Team.
The National College Equestrian Association has been adopted by NCAA as its Division 1 equestrian program.
Croston is one of five riders nationwide earning first team All American honors in the Jumping Seat Flat category. She is Delaware State’s fourth All-America First Team selection, joining Grace Wilson (Reining) in 2022, Brooke Moore (Horsemanship) in 2016 and Breann Huyett (Reining) in 2012.
“Victoria is a team-captain, leader, who epitomizes the hard work and dedication of our Delaware State equestrian women athletes,” said head coach Jennifer Ridgely in praising Croston. “Whether in the riding ring, the classroom, or the gym, Victoria excels. This is an incredible accomplishment for Victoria, this program, and our university.”
Croston’s 2022-23 season has been highlighted by two ECAC Rider-of-the-Month awards, APHA NCEA All-Academic First Team honors, and Most Outstanding Performer honors in four competitions this season.
She trains locally under the watchful eye of Nicki Mataronas of Mataronas Equestrian in Tiverton. She has also trained under the guidance of Nora Harris and Mary Charrette, both award-winning local trainers.