Congratulations to the following Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) players who were awarded the 2020 USPA Intercollegiate Scholarship! Requirements for application include playing at least two years of interscholastic polo, competing on an intercollegiate team, 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation and a short essay. Recipients are selected based on horsemanship, sportsmanship, playing ability, contribution to the sport, academic excellence and character. The funds awarded to players are paid directly to the student’s institution for their tuition and are renewable for up to four years. Congratulations to our outstanding student athletes and good luck in your college career!

KAYLIN BENDER

Kaylin Bender

Kaylin Bender
Sophomore – Texas Christian University
Major – Biology
Interscholastic Team – Garrison Forest School (Owings Mills, Maryland)
Hometown – Dripping Springs, Texas
Favorite part of being involved in I/I: “The long-lasting friendships that you can make with people all around the United States.”

ELIZABETH OWENS

Elizabeth Owens

Elizabeth Owens
Sophomore – University of Virginia
Major – Pre-Law
Interscholastic Team – Boston Polo Club (Georgetown, Massachusetts)
Hometown – Carlisle, Massachusetts
Favorite part of being involved in I/I: “My teammates and the horses.”

SAMANTHA LEACH

Samantha Leach

Samantha Leach
Sophomore – Oklahoma State University
Major – Animal Science – Business
Interscholastic Team – Culver Academics Polo Club (Culver, Indiana)
Hometown – Morris, Illinois
Favorite part of being involved in I/I: “The opportunity it gives students to play polo across the country that may not be possible otherwise.”

GRACE MUDRA

Grace Mudra

Grace Mudra
Freshman – Texas A&M University
Major – Architecture
Interscholastic Team – Houston Girls (Houston, Texas)
Hometown – Bellville, Texas
Favorite part of being involved in I/I: “The community that is created by players from all teams combined. I am so grateful to be part of a wonderful polo environment!”

HANNAH REYNOLDS

Hannah Reynolds

Hannah Reynolds
Junior – Texas A&M University
Major – English
Interscholastic Team – Garrison Forest School (Owings Mills, Maryland)
Hometown – Westminster, Maryland
Favorite part of being involved in I/I: “The ability to grow and develop not only as a player but as a person with a community that will be there with you for a lifetime.”

GRACE GROTNIK

Grace Grotnik

Grace Grotnik
Sophomore – Southern Methodist University
Major – Studio Art with Minor in Education
Interscholastic Team – Myopia Polo Club (South Hamilton, Massachusetts)
Hometown – Ipswich, Massachusetts
Favorite part of being involved in I/I: “Being able to play with and against my friends.”

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