Baylor graduate Gillian Johnston '95 is continuing her amazing polo career, playing for the Polo Gear Coffee Co. team in the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship , which began on Wednesday, March 10 at Port Mayaca Polo Club.
Check out this video of Johnston's goal in the match against Hawaii Life Polo.
The first U.S. Open for women was played in 1937. The United States Women’s Polo Association was the first and only women’s polo association in America until 1972 when women were welcomed into the United States Polo Association. The U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship, discontinued during WWII, was not replayed until the early 1990s. In 2011, the tournament was recognized as a national tournament and is now the country’s most prestigious women’s polo cup.