UNT’s Polo Club Secures Consecutive Championship Wins

The University of North Texas (UNT) has made a major mark in the world of polo with their recent back-to-back championship titles. The Mean Green’s Polo Club proved their dominance in the United States Polo Association (USPA), Division I Men’s National Intercollegiate Championship, competing against six other top intercollegiate teams from around the country.

In a nail-biting semifinal match, UNT emerged victorious over Texas A&M with a score of 17-15. The championship game against Southern Methodist University was equally intense, but UNT ultimately came out on top with a resounding 17-8 win.

The team’s stellar performance was recognized with individual honors as well. Players Vance Miller III and John Dencker were both named All-Stars, and Dencker also received the prestigious Upchurch Memorial Sportsmanship Award for his positive attitude, fairness, and support for his fellow teammates both on and off the field.

UNT’s Polo Club has truly solidified their legacy as a force to be reckoned with in the world of polo. Their back-to-back championship titles have not only brought pride and recognition to the university, but also showcases the hard work and dedication of the team’s talented players.

In addition to these individual awards, the team’s equine partners were also recognized. They were awarded the Best Playing award, which celebrates the best group of team horses. Pasaya, Miller III’s horse, was also given the Best Playing Pony award.

As news of their victory spread, there was an outpouring of support from fans and students on social media, with many declaring North Texas as the new “polo school” of Texas. With the summer approaching, one question remains: what does the future hold for the North Texas Polo Club? According to Vaughn Miller Sr., the program is in a strong position thanks to their previous success. “Winning national championships has attracted top talent to our team, even though we are a rec sports program. We are very fortunate.”

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Tammany A Stern
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