Outside the Arena with Leanne and Soffia
Name: Leanne Thompson
Years on the team: 4
Major: Animal Science
Riding Background (before college): I rode horses for mountain vacations and work.
Why I chose K-State: I chose to go to school here because of their animal science program and vet school and also because I am a Kansan.
My favorite part about being a student-athlete: All of the awesome perks we get like free tutors, tickets to games, and Nike clothes.
Favorite part about being on the team: Having so many great girlfriends.
The CD in my CD player right now is (or what I’m listening to on my ipod): The Randy Rogers Band
Plans after graduation: Go to the
Name: Soffia Farral da Cruz
Years on the team: 1
Riding Background (before college): I was the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association Jr. Hunter and Equitation Champion in 2006 along with the Best Child Rider of 2006.
Why I chose K-State: I came to
My favorite part about being a student-athlete: The best part is that people know who we are just because we are athletes.
Favorite part about being on the team: My favorite part is meeting all of the girls and being able to ride in college.
An interesting pre-show ritual I have is: I only drink blue Gatorade.
The CD in my CD player right now is (or what I’m listening to on my ipod): Rascal Flatts.
The last book I read was: Harry Potter
Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Friends”