Fresh off a national championship in 2012, the Baylor equestrian program today celebrates the completion of phase two construction at their home, the Willis Family Equestrian Center.
The new Carlile Equestrian Building (to be dedicated in a ceremony this afternoon) provides the program with locker rooms, administrative offices, meeting space and a treatment and training room. Made possible by a lead gift from Baylor Regent Dr. Kenneth Q. Carlile, BA ’69, PhD ’96, and his wife, Celia, the facility benefits the 75+ student-athletes who compete for the equestrian program, which just completed its eighth season as a varsity sport at Baylor.
In that short time, Baylor has already won the 2012 Hunter Seat National Collegiate Equestrian Championship title and the 2010 Big 12 Championship under head coach Ellen White, BA ’81, who has led the program from its beginning.
If the Carlile name sounds familiar, it should. Ken and Celia have given faithfully to numerous projects across campus, including the Carlile Geology Research Building and the Ken and Celia Carlile Atrium in the Baylor Sciences Building, as well as the Kenneth Q. and Celia C. Carlile Endowed Scholarship, and many other Baylor initiatives in the sciences, student life and law.
Sic ’em, Carlile family and Baylor equestrian!