100th Anniversary of U.S. Polo Association's National Intercollegiate Championship Finals to Air on ESPNU

The collegiate partnership program outfits the Division I polo teams.
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April 15, 2022

United States Polo Association (USPA)

U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has outfitted all competing teams in the United States Polo Association's Division I National Intercollegiate Championships (NIC), held at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

Contested for the first time in two years due to coronavirus, the 2022 finals marked the centennial anniversary of the USPA's Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) program. The final contenders included UVA, University of Kentucky, University of North Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State.  

New to the 2022 National Intercollegiate Championships includes a historic partnership with ESPN to air the Finals on ESPN University for the first time on April 17. The Women's Final is set to air at 6 p.m. EST and the Men's Final at 7 p.m. EST.  

The tournament includes support from U.S. Polo Assn.'s nationwide Collegiate Partnership Program (CPP). Through the CPP, U.S. Polo Assn. provided student-athletes from a total of 29 colleges

with complete game attire throughout the official polo season.  

"The 100th anniversary of the 2022 National Intercollegiate Championships is a celebration that showcases the growth of the sport of polo nationwide," says J. Michael Prince, president, chief executive officer, USPA Global Licensing, which manages the U.S. Polo Assn. brand. "As the official brand of the United States Polo Association, U.S. Polo Assn. is proud to be part of this event by outfitting these exceptional students in their team jerseys." 

Additional support from U.S. Polo Assn.'s Collegiate Partnership Program over the past year included performance team jerseys, white playing pants, polo shirts, caps and equipment gear bags as well as a monetary donation for a record 48 collegiate teams throughout the country.  

"As we come to the end of another great year of collegiate polo and mark our 100th anniversary, we are grateful to have the support of the global apparel brand, U.S. Polo Assn.," says Liz Brayboy, chair, Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Committee, United States Polo Association. "We thank U.S. Polo Assn. for their many contributions to the program and players across the country." 

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