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Photos: Alaskan earns Division I equestrian scholarship

17-year-old Kari Hancock, a senior at Anchorage's South High School, putting a saddle on her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall, on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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17-year-old Kari Hancock, a senior at Anchorage's South High School, putting a saddle on her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall, on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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Kari Hancock and her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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Kari Hancock riding her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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Trainer Jaimie Thurman coaches Kari Hancock, riding her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall on an equestrian scholarship. April 25, 2013
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Kari Hancock talks with her mom Anne during an equestrian training at Diamond H Ranch. April 24, 2013
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Kari Hancock jumps her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall on an equestrian scholarship. April 25, 2013
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Kari Hancock and her horse Nick. Hancock will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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Kari Hancock gets a hug from her horse Nick. Hancock and Nick will be traveling to Texas Christian University in the fall, where Hancock will be attending college on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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Kari Hancock and her horse Nick. Hancock and Nick will be traveling to Texas Christian University in the fall, where Hancock will be attending college on an equestrian scholarship. April 24, 2013
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Van Williams

If you’re a young Alaskan and want to be recruited for college equestrian, you have two choices: Travel the country or get a YouTube account.

Just ask Anchorage’s Kari Hancock. The 17-year-old Alaska state champion took promotions into her own hands and received scholarship offers from a few different Division I schools.

Read more: Rare breed, Alaskan wins equestrian scholarship