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Every week, IMG Academy’s campus is buzzing with news. Whether it’s our student’s academic honors and athletic successes, alumni across the country making their alma mater proud, professional athletes and teams training amongst our campers, or events that attract sports fans from near and far – IMG Academy is a thrilling place, and we’d like to share it with you!

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IMG Academy Sport Banquets Showcase Student-Athlete Accomplishments during 2018-2019 School Year

Each year, IMG Academy's sport programs hold year-end banquets to celebrate student-athletes' accomplishments as well as the programs' achievements. IMG Academy celebrates and recognizes each student-athlete as well as all coaches, trainers, and staff on a successful year. This year alone, IMG Academy saw immense success across every program. The 2018-2019 academic year showcased incredible accomplishments and record-setting results: Basketball: 2019 GEICO High School National Champions and three McDonald's All-Americans Baseball: No. 1 High School National Ranking by USA Today High School Sports and three 2019 Pre-Season All-Americans Football: Two 2019 NFL Draft selections for IMG Academy alumni and a...
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Xenith Joins Forces with IMG Academy as Official Protective Headgear Sponsor for Football Program

Xenith has been named the official football headgear and shoulder pad provider of IMG Academy. The multi-year relationship is rooted in a mutual commitment to design, testing, and innovation to benefit athletes. “We’re excited to empower our players with one of the highest safety-rated helmets on the market today,” said IMG Academy Head Football Coach Kevin Wright. “Xenith has worked closely with us to make sure our coaches’ and student-athletes’ needs are met to provide the most comfort, best fit, and highest protection for our players so they can maximize their performance on the field.” For this year’s spring game,...
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2019 NLI Spring Signing Day Ceremony Features 13 IMG Academy Student-Athletes

On April 17, 2019, IMG Academy held the 2019 NLI Spring Signing Day Ceremony to recognize 13 student-athletes committing to the next level by signing their National Letter of Intent. Wednesday's event featured Basketball, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis. Families, teammates, coaches, and friends attended the ceremony held at Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy . Congratulations to this group of student-athletes as well as those who plan to sign throughout the remainder of the signing day period. The full list of signees included: Basketball: Jesse Edwards – Syracuse University Golf: Agustina Gomez Cisterna – University of Louisville Trey Wilson – Flagler...
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IMG Academy hoists GEICO Nationals Championship with 65-55 win over #1 La Lumiere Lakers

The IMG Academy Ascenders basketball team (29-1) claimed the first national championship in program history on Saturday in New York City with a 65-55 win over USA TODAY SUPER 25 No. 1 ranked Indiana powerhouse La Lumiere Lakers (29-1). The Ascenders were led by McDonald’s All-American and Nike Hoop Summit selections Josh Green (Arizona commit) and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova) who contributed 19 and 18 points in the championship effort, respectively. Junior guard Jaden Springer, the Ascenders’ leading scorer in the quarterfinal and semifinal games with an average of 25.5 points, added another 12 points and seven assists against the Lakers....
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IMG Academy Set to Begin Academic Center Expansion in March 2019

IMG Academy will break ground on March 11, 2019 on a planned 30,000 sq. ft. expansion of the Academic Center. The additional space will give student-athletes, faculty, campers and adult guests more access to the latest resources and tools that support and expand the curriculum. The new wing is estimated to be completed by January 2020. "This addition demonstrates IMG Academy's commitment to our academics by both enhancing and expanding upon our current program," Chris Locke, IMG Academy Head of School said. "We place as much of an emphasis on our academics as our athletics, and this additional space provides...
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IMG Academy Basketball Makes History with 2019 McDonald's All-American Games Announcement

IMG Academy made history again with the announcement of the 42nd annual McDonald’s All-American Games rosters. Out of more than 800 nominees, Ascenders Josh Green, Armando Bacot, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl made the cut to be recognized among the 24 most notable seniors in the nation. In the McDonald’s All-American Games’ 42-years of history, this is the first time that three players from the same team have been selected in the same year. Robinson-Earl, Green, and Bacot have led the Ascenders to a 20-1 overall record on the year and the team is the consensus No. 3 ranked program in both...
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2019 Australian Open: IMG Academy Preview

IMG Academy remains the ultimate home for off-season professional tennis training. Over 50 players traveled to Bradenton to take advantage of the weather, facilities, coaches, and overall atmosphere in December, revealing that IMG continues to remain the ideal venue for every ATP, WTA, and ITF player. IMG's history of success rivals any academy in the world, with more than 10 world No. 1 players having developed from campus. Throughout the year, countless professionals and rising juniors train alongside one another as they work towards achieving success in their upcoming tournaments. What began over 40 years ago as Bollettieri Tennis is...
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December NLI Signing Day Celebrates Football Student-Athletes

IMG Academy's December 2018 NLI Signing Day Event celebrated football student-athletes who took the next step in their athletic and academic careers. Classmates, teammates, families, friends, teachers, and staff members were in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of the senior football student-athletes who will be pursuing the next level. This group of highly dedicated and accomplished individuals included some of the nation's top football recruits both all-around as well as per position. These student-athletes assisted the program in securing three consecutive undefeated seasons as well as a top 5 national ranking. Congratulations to these 11 football student-athletes on their commitments...
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40 Student-Athletes Commit to the Next Level at IMG Academy NLI Signing Day

Today marks the first of several National Signing Days for the 2018-2019 senior class, and IMG Academy student-athletes, along with their family, teammates, coaches, and teachers, attended a special ceremony on November 14, 2018. 40 student-athletes committed to the next level by signing their National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the Signing Day Ceremony. Wednesday's event featured Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Tennis. The full list of signees included: Baseball: Austin Kenyon – Charleston Southern University Jax Cash – University of South Carolina Joe Gallagher – Eckerd College Rece Hinds – Louisiana State University Houston Koon – North Carolina...
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IMG Academy to Host Premier Development Experience for Top High School Prospects with USA Baseball and the MLB

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball today announced the new “Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League,” a premier development and showcase experience for dozens of high school baseball prospects based in the United States. The PDP League, which will be held from mid-June through early-July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is an invitation-based development opportunity for approximately 80 of the top high school baseball players ahead of the 2020 MLB Draft. It will include competitive game play, practice & training sessions with MLB Club representatives serving as on-field coaches, and evaluation using modern technologies tailoring individualized development curriculums for...

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