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Sport Uniting Puerto Rico Men's National Basketball Team with IMG Academy

Puerto Rico has been the face of many news stories recently. The immense devastation in the country due to Hurricane Maria and the aftermath of the late September storm truly shifted the lives of thousands. Though supplies, funding, and cleanup skims the surface, there's so much more to be done to begin the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. As many have come together to help as fast and as much as they could, oftentimes, there's only one uniting factor between many countries in the world that sees no boundaries - sport. "When we're going through this kind of crisis, there aren't...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Football Fields Undefeated 2017 Season Plus Even More Action

IMG Academy's Blue team secured their undefeated 2017 season on Saturday without letting their opponent put any points on the board. With this clinch, the team looks to continue their training regimen throughout the end of the year and into the spring semester to ensure preparation for the collegiate level. Among other notable honors on the weekend, current IMG Academy student-athlete Angelina Ye competed in Blue Bay LPGA - an incredible accomplishment in itself. Finishing T53, Ye competed amongst other touring professionals at just 16 years old. Hyena Chung, IMG Academy alumnus, claimed the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals, which...

Student Athlete of the Week: Payton Saca (girls tennis)

Junior Payton Saca receives Student Athlete of the Week recognition because of her consistent efforts as a tennis player and student at IMG Academy. Saca traveled to Bradenton from California for the great experience and to be able to attend her college of choice in regards to both academics and athletics. Saca's inspiration for working hard in school is to "play tennis at a high level D1 school," and she feels her grades will also be of assistance to competing at the next level as well. She is enjoying the fitness programs along with the competitive atmosphere within IMG Academy....

IMG Academy Basketball Gearing Up for 2017 Season

It's November, and IMG Academy is thinking basketball! With the post-graduate team claiming a #2 preseason ranking , the boys elite national team sitting at #6 , and both programs fired up about the season ahead, we look forward to seeing how the hard work put in during preseason pays off in the coming weeks. Brian Nash, Director of Basketball, sees this season as an incredible opportunity for both the current players and the overall program, and Shell Dailey, Head Coach and Director of Girls Basketball, also believes this season has potential to showcase the heightened talent inside the teams....

IMG Academy's Post-Graduate Program Opening Doors for Student-Athletes

IMG Academy remains the industry leader in post-graduate programming with the unrivaled facilities and technology on campus and the dedicated and experienced faculty and coaches. Available in every sport, the post-graduate program allows for an additional year of athletic training and conditioning, academic coursework, and even intangible items such as maturity and time management. With coaches who have worked on the other side of college athletics inside those programs and teachers who have the insight on standardized tests, admissions, and the application process, post-grad student-athletes continue to reiterate that they feel the most prepared in their program upon graduation from...

IMG Academy's 2017 Fall National Signing Day Ceremony Celebrates NLI Signees

IMG Academy's 2017 Fall National Signing Day Ceremony allowed student-athletes to sign their National Letters of Intent with their teammates, coaches, teachers, and family by their side. This entire week is allotted for student-athletes around the world to be able to sign an NLI to commit to their institution of choice. Wednesday's event featured Baseball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse and Boys and Girls Tennis. The full list of signees included: Baseball Levi Kelly - Louisiana State University Bryce Reagan - University of Texas at Austin Boys Basketball Eric Ayala - University of Maryland Darius Days - Louisiana State...

IMG Academy Honoring Service on Veteran's Day

11/11 - a special number, time, and date for many. IMG Academy's final home football games for both the Blue and the White teams fall on this day, but also a date to remember an idea so much greater than ourselves - service. "It's one of the most important lessons," Major Jeremy Tannahill said. "A leader's job is to serve those around you and be motivated by external items much greater than ourselves. It's about selflessness." Veteran's Day falls each year on 11/11 and allows the world to take time to honor those who have served, and those who have...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Strong Showings to Start off November

With October in the books for 2017, IMG Academy student-athletes embraced November's arrival as they competed both locally and around the world. In the first week of the month, student-athletes claimed new titles, extended record-breaking seasons, and continued to thrive amongst their opponents. With one home football game left for the season and Thanksgiving right around the corner, student-athletes understand they need to take advantage of the remainder of the year. Check out this weekend's highlights below: Football: IMG Academy (Blue) def. Hoover High School 32-21 to keep their perfect 7-0 record They take on Bishop Sullivan on 11/11 at...

IMG Academy's Look Inside College Recruitment

How to stand out from other student-athletes The question we all want to ask, but never do. Well, we asked, and you’ll be glad we did! Ever wonder what makes the difference between yourself and “the other guy?” How does a coach narrow down the roster to capture the ideal team? Athletic scholarship offerings, academic aid, or none at all? What’s the big difference? We’re here to provide you with the insight you need to know in order to make a lasting first impression and leave an even greater legacy at your dream school. For starters, there’s no such thing...

Student Athlete of the Week: Regan Labelle (Soccer)

As an active on-campus student-athlete through girls soccer and several student activities clubs, Regan LaBelle earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week during her senior year. LaBelle came to IMG Academy six years ago and has excelled through academics, athletics, and on-campus involvement. She's the President of UNICEF and Model United Nations, a chapter founder of I Am That Girl, and an active member of Student Ambassadors, Key Club, and Student Athlete Activities Committee (SAACT). LaBelle has grown to enjoy all of her teachers at IMG Academy, with her favorite subject being history "because it's a reflection of our...

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