The man in the purple turban and the boy in the black Under Armour workout shirt lock eyes the moment the Skype connection crackles to life. The man wipes away tears with his handkerchief before they reach his stringy white beard. More than 8,000 miles away, his son plays the role of global teenager, ducking questions about schoolwork with a nervous smile.
A Minneapolis, Minnesota native, Robert graduated from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois in May of 2011. During the spring of 2011, Robert was an Athletic Training intern at IMG Academy. After graduation, Robert worked for Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minneapolis as an Athletic Trainer as part of TCO’s Sports Medicine Outreach Team.
Taryn has consulted with numerous junior, collegiate, and professional/Olympic athletes and teams. She has been the mental conditioning consultant for Texas A&M Women’s Soccer, University of Tennessee Women’s Soccer, Rowing and Swimming/Diving, Maryville College Volleyball, the Southeast Florida Figure Skating Club (including Amanda Evora, Olympic Pairs skater) in addition to all of the IMG sports.
Heather Von Seggern has been with IMG Academy since 2010 and works with soccer, lacrosse, golf, and baseball student-athletes.
Mark Blaweiss has worked and held leadership roles in the fields of higher education and college advising for over 30 years. Since 2005, Mr. Blaweiss has used his experience and education to assist students and families through the college search and selection process and came to IMG Academy in 2008 to lead the efforts with student-athletes.
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The late signing period for college basketball passed this week, and two members of the IMG Academy Women’s National Team, Rina Hill and Natascha Hartvich, signed their National Letters of Intent to Louisiana State University and Fresno State, respectively, on Wednesday, April 17. The pair of point guards helped guide their team to a 42-8 overall record, which included an impressive 7-2 mark over junior colleges.
BATON ROUGE -- LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell has received a National Letter of Intent from Rina Hill, a 5-foot-7 point guard from Nagoya-Shi, Japan, as part of the NCAA regular signing period on Wednesday.
Hill comes to LSU as a standout guard at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. While at the prep school, she led the team to a 38-8 overall record this season. Hill was a member of the Japan U18 National Team, which finished second at the Asian World Championships. She attended high school in Japan prior to attending prep school at IMG Academy.
Today, in the company of student-athletes and their families, staff, alumni, professional athletes, sports performance partners, community leaders, and many more, IMG Academy broke ground on a world-class, multi-sport complex. A state-of-the-art stadium, opening in August 2013, marks the first phase of expansion.