The CSU Polo Sport Club team brought home a national championship title from Connecticut for the first time since 1999.
An excerpt from the story posted on Source.Colostate.edu:
Kareem Rosser and the CSU men’s polo club team ended 16 years of frustration over the weekend, winning the program’s first national championship since 1999.
The Rams overcame a big early deficit to post a 20-17 win over rival Texas A&M at the U.S. Polo Association collegiate championships hosted by the University of Connecticut. The national title is the fourth for CSU, which also won titles in 1990 and ’91.
“Every time we would go into our arena for practice or games we would look at the 1999 national championship banner and use that for motivation,” said Rosser, the team’s captain. “It feels great to finally win that title.”
Also featured on the Coloradoan.com:
The Rams entered the Intercollegiate National Tournament as a No. 1 seed after defeating Texas A&M to win the Central Regional Tournament. CSU then edged Southern Methodist University 23-22 in an overtime shootout in Wednesday’s semifinals to advance to the championship game.
Saturday’s win provided CSU with its fourth national title since the club was formed in 1977. The Rams won back-to-back championships 1990-91 and added another in 1999.
Congratulations to the CSU Rams!
About Sport Clubs
Sport Clubs are organizations that give students the opportunity to play their favorite sport at a competitive level. The main differences between a Division I (NCAA) program and a sport club team is the level of funding, there is no formal recruiting or scholarships and we do not have full time coaches. As a sport club, the team receives a limited annual budget from student fee allocations and generates most of their operating budget from dues and fund raising activities. Participating on a sport club team is a good way to keep that competitive edge and have fun at the same time.