Ohio, November 2, 2018 – When considering high school athletics, most
people immediately think of soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, or one of
many other OHSAA sanctioned sports.
However, two Saint Ursula Academy students are making quite a name for
themselves in National Equestrian events.
Pavlin ’21 of Hyde Park
was recently recognized by US Equestrian for her dedication and success in the
US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program.
Adeline has documented over 100 hours of training during the year and has
participated in numerous equestrian events around the country. She has been riding horses at Kneipp Farm in
Cincinnati since she was five-years-old.
She is currently competing with her horse Elliot.
Zdolshek ’21 of
Crescent Springs, KY recently won the 3rd Level JR/YR, Region 2
Dressage Championship with her horse, Talisman One, scoring higher than riders
from Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Dressage, a French term for “training,”
requires that horses and riders display a gracefulness as the horse is directed
through a series of movements, both straight and sideways. Earlier this year, Bella was also recognized
for becoming the youngest United States Dressage Federation Gold Medal recipient
in history, at the age of 14.
Saint Ursula encourages young women to
become confident leaders and we are proud of these young women who have become
leaders while pursuing something they love.
While many athletes at Saint Ursula play for SUA teams, there are many
other student athletes competing around Greater Cincinnati on dance teams,
rowing teams, and synchronized swimming teams, in addition to these two
Saint Ursula Academy students Adeline Pavlin (left) ’21 of Hyde Park on
Elliot, and Bella Zdolshek (right) ’21 of Crescent Springs on Delorean compete
in equestrian events around the country.
Saint Ursula Academy is a
Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for
academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from
more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E.
McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of Saint Ursula Academy
and Convent since 1910. The Class of 2018 earned college scholarships totaling
more than $21-million.