Who knew Cynthia Jensen, President of CHSA, was once called "Tall Cynthia"!
Tall Cynthia and her fellow female polo players were featured in Sports Illustrated magazine on March 30, 1959.
"But Don’t Call Us Cookies"
After a few weeks’ practice together-and some pretty primping-these three Connecticut girls rode their polo ponies out onto the tanbark at Manhattan’s Squadron A Armory. The Connecticut Cookies was the billing matchmakers wanted, but the girls rebelled, firmly selected the name Southbury (Conn.) Polo Club. They are the only members: Cynthia Michaels (Jensen), 24, a magazine editor;Ann Braun, also 24, a schoolteacher; and Helen Putzel, 17, a high school senior. A women’s polo is such a rarity that there was nobody to play but men. Against a threesome known as the New York Knights the girls rode hard, played well, captured the crowd with their slim good looks and lost by a respectable 4 goals to 5.