K-Staters say what they are thankful for this year
Former Wildcat standout Tara Hallan enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Western squad of the Kansas State Equestrian team.
Hallan, a three-year letterwinner for the Wildcats originally from New Braunfels, Texas, was a member of the Wildcat Western squad from 2007-2010. In her K-State career, Hallan registered a 10-2 mark at the VENC.
During her final season of competition for K-State in 2009-10, Hallan notched a 13-4 overall varsity record, including three MVP honors. During the Wildcats' run to a national runner-up finish, Hallan recorded a 3-1 mark at the VENC including a 141-139.5 win over Maggie Gratny of Texas A&M.
In 2008-09, Hallan tallied a 9-2 overall record in the Reining category, including one MVP honor. She also helped K-State to a fifth-place national finish at the VENC with a perfect 4-0 mark. She was also voted a team captain prior to the start of the season.
During the 2007-08 season, Hallan finished with a 4-1 overall record in the Reining category and garnered an MVP honor against Fresno State. At the VENC, registered a 3-1 record.
Hallan graduated in the spring of 2010 with a degree in social science with an emphasis in pyschology of personality.