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UCONN Hosting USPA National Girls’ Interscholastic Polo Championship Tournament

March 07, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

WHAT: Kicking off polo’s version of March Madness, the University of Connecticut is set to host the United States Polo Association (USPA) Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship tournament March 7-10 in Storrs, Connecticut. Defending champion Maryland made their way back to the national tournament this year with a regional championship victory and will face strong competition from additional regional tournament winners UCONN, Culver, and Maui, along with wild card selectee Newport. The event will showcase the growing landscape of women’s polo, which is the fastest growing demographic of U.S. polo.

 

 

The USPA Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship tournament is part of the USPA Interscholastic/Intercollegiate (I/I) polo program, which has experienced tremendous recent growth in all facets including tournaments, teams and players. With the dedication of its participants and growing popularity surrounding the sport, I/I polo added 31 new teams from 2010 to 2012 for a total of 113 going into this season. The unprecedented expansion supports I/I polo’s mission to grow the sport by providing maximum exposure, recruiting collegiate and scholastic institutions and coordinate activities and organized competition.

 

WHEN: March 7-10, 2013

 

 

WHERE:

Horsebarn Hill Arena

2543 Horsebarn Hill Road

Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269

 

 

TEAMS:

Maryland – Freeland, Md.

UCONN – Storrs, Conn.

Culver – Culver, Ind.

Newport – Portsmouth, R.I.

Maui – Maui, Hawaii

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Day Time Game Matchup

Thursday 7 p.m. ET 1 Culver vs. Newport

Friday 5 p.m. ET 2 UCONN vs. Maui

7 p.m. ET 3 Maryland vs. Game 1 Winner

Saturday 11 a.m. ET Consolation Matches

6 p.m. ET Banquet

Sunday 10 a.m. ET Final Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

 

 

 

MEDIA ATTENDANCE: Media outlets are encouraged to RSVP in advance to ensure space and accommodations are available. Additional details will be provided upon notification.

 

CONTACT: Ryan Boger

rboger@fwv-us.com

919-277-1166