Morgann McDonald is the 2012-13 Southern Region barrels champion and will represent Southwest Texas Junior College at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) on June 9-15 in Casper, WY.
McDonald ranks second in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national standings with a total of 1,167.5 points over 10 rodeos. Georgia Rose Diez (1,258 points) of Arizona's Cochise College is the top ranked barrels competitor going into the CNFR.
This season marks the second straight time McDonald has qualified for the national finals. Last summer, she finished eighth at the CNFR.
The SWTJC women's team finished in third place overall this season in the NIRA Southern Region behind Sam Houston State University in first and McNeese State University in second.
Other SWTJC Cowgirls finishing in the top 15 in barrels competition were Rozlyn Shay Reeves, sixth and Catherine Asmussen, tenth.
Sam Houston State University finished first in the men's team competition followed by Hill College. The SWTJC Cowboys were eighth overall.
Top individual performers for the SWTJC men were: Sterling Alan Furr, eighth in bull riding; and Jarret New, 11th in steer wrestling.
Several SWTJC men finished in the top 15 in team roping. Top team roping headers were: Tyler Wojciechowski, ninth; Taylor Barner, 13th; and Corey Bader, 15th. Top regional heelers for SWTJC were: William Colton Lee, ninth; and Graves Wallace, 13th.
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