National Intercollegiate Championships
A longstanding tradition, the first National Intercollegiate Championship for the John R. Townsend Men's Intercollegiate Polo Trophy was won by Princeton University in 1922. In 1976, the Women’s Intercollegiate Championship for the Katydid Farm Women's Intercollegiate Polo Trophy was introduced and Yale University took home the top honors. Today, the NIC provides an opportunity for collegiate players from all corners of the United States to come together and compete for the historic trophy.
In 2018, Texas A&M swept both the men's and women's National Intercollegiate Championship Finals. This year's competition has brought competitors back to the east coast with the tournament being held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
2018 USPA National Intercollegiate Men's and Women's Champions: Texas A&M (L to R) Fritz Felhaber, Christian Aycinena, Mariano Silva, Gideon Kotowski, Coach Mike McCleary, Marissa Wells, Kendall Plank, Ally Vaughn and Courtney Price. ©Jim Bremner