SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – This week’s Student Athlete of the Week has a full slate of accomplishments that would make anyone envious.
We’re proud to feature Abigail Gay, a senior at Great Crossings High School.
Abigail participates in horsemanship and live rifling, sports where she boasts a grand trophy case.
Some of her accolades include: She placed top-20 in the nation as a freshman in barrel racing and top-20 as a sophomore in live rifle. At the AQHA Youth Worlds, Abigail placed 3rd in the stakes race in Oklahoma City just this fall.
Gay will attend Georgetown College next fall on a full ride tuition scholarship where the future Tiger plans to study to become a veterinarian.
Her love for rodeo and horses started at the age of 4. Abigail had to overcome challenges of Spina bifida, and physical therapy as a child is what sparked her drive for these sports.
“A lot of people don’t push themselves when they have disabilities. They want to do things at a slower pace or they don’t want to try it out. We definitely went the other direction. They saw my interest in horses and they said go for it. We’re here for you. It’s made me a better person physically, I’ve made friends through the sport and it’s something I’ll carry with me my entire life,” Abigail said.