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 collegeswith 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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