CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian team announced the signing of Ashlyn Montague (Draper, Utah/Corner Canyon H.S.) to a National Letter of Intent. Montague is the first signee for the Golden Eagles.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ashlyn to the Golden Eagle Equestrian program!,” said Head Coach Kayla Hanson. “Ashlyn brings a wealth of experience showing within the American Paint Horse Association competing in the All Around events. She will play both NCEA and IHSA for the Western team riding on both the Horsemanship and Reining squads. Ashlyn’s versatility in riding and strong ability to adapt will be a significant asset to our team and suit the collegiate format perfectly.”
Montague will immediately enhance the Golden Eagles in the Western disciplines in both NCEA and IHSA.
The Golden Eagle western equestrian team had three student-athletes qualify for the 2021-22 IHSA Western Semifinals in Lubbock, Texas. Minnesota Crookston also competed in their first-ever ECAC Championship, and got to compete against some of the top programs nationally at both the ECAC Championship and during their NCEA season. UMN Crookston has a strong roster returning, supplemented by their recruiting class, as they look to continue to build on past successes at both the IHSA and NCEA levels.
The student-athlete listed as having signed a National Letter of Intent or Offer of Admission to compete on the equestrian team at the University of Minnesota Crookston have been verified by the Minnesota Crookston compliance office once they sign the National Letter of Intent or once the student-athlete has accepted an Offer of Admission for Minnesota Crookston.
Ashlyn Montague (Draper, Utah/Corner Canyon H.S.)
Montague was the 2021 Utah 4-H 2Hand State Champion. She was also the 2021 Salt Lake County 4-H 2Hand Champion. Montague was very involved with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), serving as Treasurer and Zone 2 representative. She has been showing horses in 4-H, American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and APHA since was seven years old. She has served as a 4-H state ambassador, president of the Utah Junior Paint Horse Club, and was elected as an American Junior Paint Horse Association) AjPHA national director for 2021-22.
She is the daughter of Ken and Mandi Montague. Montague plans to major in equine science and equine business at UMN Crookston. She has lettered in academics, been a member of honor roll, earned an academic star, and an academic pin.