U.S. Polo Assn. challenged intercollegiate partners at universities and colleges across the country to a social media contest. Sporting U.S. Polo Assn. attire, student athletes were encouraged to develop creative content from college polo life and post on social media at least twice a month, tag U.S. Polo Assn. and use the brand’s hashtags. Despite a shortened school year, an overwhelming 28 schools participated in the Collegiate Program and were awarded for their variety of high-quality content and originality.
U.S. Polo Assn. is proud to announce this year’s contest winners:
First Place ($1,000): University of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky)
Second Place ($750): University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
Third Place ($500): Four-Way Tie: Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon), Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, New York), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut).
As an additional thank you to all school participants who were active on their social media this year, schools that posted more than 50 percent of the time received $200, and schools that posted less than 50 percent of the time received $100.
Collegiate Polo Clubs Receiving $200:
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
Roger Williams University (Bristol, Rhode Island)
California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, California)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia)
University of South Carolina Aiken (Aiken, South Carolina)
University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut)
Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia)
University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)
Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)
Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, California)
Westmont College (Santa Barbara, California)
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
University of Texas (Austin, Texas)
Collegiate Polo Clubs Receiving $100:
Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas)
Stanford University (Stanford, California)
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana)
St. Edwards University (Austin, Texas)
The College Partnership Program (CPP) will continue for the 2020-2021 academic school year. U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), will again be outfitting competitive college polo players. Through this partnership, complete game attire, including performance jerseys, equipment gear bags, white pants and polo shirts are given to the participating USPA intercollegiate polo teams along with a financial donation. In turn, the players wear official U.S. Polo Assn. clothing while competing in games, running around campus, as well as during guest appearances and media interviews throughout the upcoming collegiate polo season.