Moch taking talents to Fresno State
LCI STUDENT SIGNS ON WITH NCAA SCHOOL’S EQUESTRIAN TEAM
At age six, her mom taught her how to ride.
Then, after winning her class at the Youth World Games, she set her sights on joining an NCAA Division 1 women’s equestrian team in 2018.
On Tuesday, with her parents and several other family members in attendance at LCI, Brooklyn Moch officially signed her letter of commitment to the Fresno State Bulldogs.
“I picked this university because when I went down for an official visit, the team was family oriented,” Moch said.
“You weren’t just competing individually like I’m used to. You’re competing as a family and as a team. I just really liked that aspect.
Academics played a big role in her decision, and she will be studying accounting while in California. Pursuing the NCAA route, she said, will also give her the highest level of competition.
“I liked the option of competing at that level. I thought it was a good opportunity for me to advance my skills,” Moch said. “I definitely hope to compete and score as many points for my team as possible.”
Before heading to Fresno next year, Moch will compete at the Pinto World Championship in Tulsa, Okla. She leaves on Sunday.
In September, she competed for Team Canada at the Youth World Games in Germany.
Moch said the experience gained at these international events will help her when she makes the transition to the NCAA.
“I do think that does help a lot because you get the pressure and the circumstances that would be at this level.”