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Student-Athlete of the Week: Tanner Beachy dedicated to hard work and attention to detail to take his academics to the next level

Tanner Beachy's hard work and attention to detail have allowed him to excel both in sports and academics Originally from Cypress, Texas and growing up in Saudi Arabia, the game of baseball has taken Tanner Beachy to virtually every corner of the world. But three years ago, Tanner wanted to be able to take his talent and his academics to the next level and enrolled at IMG Academy. Now a junior, he boasts some of the highest standardized test scores among his class and is earning interest from colleges as much for his academic prowess as for his athletic skill....

IMG Academy gears up for fourth annual IMG National Classic baseball tournament, Mar. 21 - Apr. 1

IMG Academy is ready to host24 teams from 10 states featuring players committed to more than 75 Division-I programs, Mar. 21 - Apr. 1 The fourth annual IMG National Classic baseball tournament is underway at IMG Academy. Last year, the event was expanded this year to include two tournaments spread across two weeks. The first-tournament is currently underway, and runs from Mar. 21-25. The second half of the of the event will take place from Mar. 28 – Apr. 1. The two-week event features 24 teams from 10 states competing for titles in back-to-back weeks. The participants, by week, include:...

IMG Academy rolling deep in the NCAA tourney, 13 total alumni in men's and women's tournaments

IMG Academy alumnus Jamari Traylor, who helped lead Kansas to the #1 overall seed, is one of 13 total Ascenders alumni taking part in March Madness in the NCAA men's and women's tournaments The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are about to tip off, and IMG Academy is well represented with 13 total alumni participating in March Madness. In the men’s tournament, nine former Ascenders will take the court, including: Jamari Traylor (class of 2011) – University of Kansas Kamari Murphy (class of 2012) – University of Miami Daxter Miles, Jr. (2010-11) – West Virginia University Kerem Kanter (class...

IMG Academy Girls Soccer welcomes Millie to the team through Friends of Jaclyn

Millie Sica (bottom row, center) posed for a picture with her 50+ new sisters in the IMG Academy Girls Soccer program after being adopted by the team through Friends of Jaclyn, March 2, 2016 Six year old Millie Sica of Bradenton, Florida is a gregarious little girl who loves to going to school at nearby Ida Stewart Elementary, playing and watching movies and shows on her iPad. She’s just like many other youths her age, except that she is one of thousands of children battling a pediatric brain tumor. But the intrepid Millie refuses to let cancer get in the...

AASCA tournament in El Salvador gives hundreds of youth athletes added athletic education

Recently. representatives of IMG Academy sponsored the AASCA Tournament in El Salvador, held Feb. 10-13. The event welcomed more than 700 young athletes from El Salvador, with participants and coaches having access to athletic education from IMG Academy. The prizes given to participants included t-shirts, tote bags and the grand prize was tuition towards enrollment at IMG Academy. Check out pictures from the event, below...

First-ever Torneo de Reyes Club tournament brings out best and brightest in Spain for competitive soccer event

The first Torneo de Reyes Club Fundacion Alma de Futuro, sponsored by IMG Academy, took place recently in Spain at the ADF facilities in Madrid. The tournament brought out nine youth teams comprised of more than 170 players from around the country. Participating teams included Clubes de la Cañada, San Agustin de Guadalix, Tres Cantos, Colegio San Agustin de Madrid Coslada, Villanueva del Paradillo, Las Rozas, La Fundacion ADF “A” and la Fundacion ADF “B”. It marked the first event held by Fundacion Alma de Futuro with the support of IMG Academy. The relationship came to be as Fundacion ADF...

Student-Athlete of the Week: Mika Liu raises the bar on family tradition and inspires peers

IMG Academy Student-Athlete of the Week Mika Liu (left) poses for a photo with teammate and friend, Minny Byun (right) at a recent Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Foundation fundraiser she organized, raising over $1400 For junior Mika Liu , attending IMG Academy is a family tradition. She is the fourth of four siblings to attend, all golfers, and will leave as one of the most accomplished in the classroom and on the links. For her outstanding achievements as a student and for her outstanding community service, the Beverly Hills native becomes the third golf student to earn Student-Athlete of the Week...

IMG Academy junior Rellah Boothe named to Naismith All-American girls third team

Rellah Boothe, star forward for the Ascenders Varsity team, was named to the Naismith All-American third team for her stellar play over the 2015-16 season IMG Academy junior Rellah Boothe was named to the Naismith All-American girls third team, announced earlier this week . The 6-foot-1 forward is ranked as the #2 overall recruit in the nation by ESPN, and #1 at her position. Boothe lived up to the hype this season, avaeraging 22.7 points per game, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals. Her signature game this season came against Fort Myers High School, chipping in 41 points and 20 rebounds,...

IMG Academy alumnus Blair Gavin excited for homecoming with Arizona United SC

Alumnus Blair Gavin (pictured here with IMG Academy PDL team in 2013) is excited to return to his native state as a member of USL side Arizona United SC IMG academy alumnus Blair Gavin , a member of the class of 2007, is headed back to his native Arizona after signing a deal to join USL side Arizona United SC. For more on the latest chapter in Gavin's career, check out the story from ... A little more than a decade after he departed his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. to attend IMG Academy in Florida, Blair Gavin is excited...

IMG Academy trainee Blake Countess steals the show at Auburn University NFL pro day

IMG Academy trainee Blake Countess (#24, Auburn vs. San Jose State) made a stunning impression on scouts in attendance at Auburn's Pro Day Former Auburn Tiger Blake Countess may not have received an invitation to the NFL Combine in February, but the defensive back showed out at his Pro Day on campus at Auburn University. Countess trained with the IMG Academy NFL Pre-Combine/Draft Program for nearly two months in January and February. For more, check out the excerpt from sports reporter Brandon Marcello ... Blake Countess knew exactly how he would perform at the NFL Combine. The problem? He...

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