The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 14th student-athlete selected for the year is rider Caroline Houston.
Houston had a great weekend for the WildCats. She rode in the Intermediate Class at the Winter Tournament of Champions for Team "Wild". Houston helped Team "Wild" win the championship, picking up 10 points during the show. She earned a white ribbon in the flat, but was stellar in the fences. She picked up a blue ribbon for finishing first. Randolph finished the TOC series as Reserve Champions.
How do those accomplishments help you and your teammates get ready for the remainder of IHSA season?
These accomplishments have helped my team get ready for the remainder of the season by motivating us with a good, strong, team win.
What have you gained from being part of this program?
I have gained sportsmanship and a huge appreciation for all my teammates and coaches. I have gotten the opportunity to ride, show and love so many incredible horses.
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
I love the small campus atmosphere and the small class sizes.
How has being a student athlete affected you?
Being a student athlete can be very difficult at times. It has taught me to balance my time between school work and riding. It has helped me to realize my priorities and help me to strive towards my goals.
What are your goals following graduation and how has being a part of this team and institution helped you so far?
My goal is to pursue a career in psychology with a concentration in social psychology and communications. This team has helped me connect with older teammates with similar interests. In the future I want to continue riding and competing. Hopefully I can manage balancing all of my interests and hobbies.