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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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Student Athlete of the Week: Mariana Valencia (Track & Field)

Mariana Valencia enrolled at IMG Academy in 2017 as a track and field student-athlete, and her efforts through both school and sport have impressed her teachers, coaches, and the entire IMG community. As a sophomore, Mariana is working hard to "get better times and to be accepted into a good college." She enjoys training and working hard and feels IMG has made her more independent and responsible. Earning this week's Student Athlete of the Week, we congratulate Mariana on her accomplishments both in the classroom and on the track. Get to know Mariana: Hometown: Guatemala How many years competing in...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Michael Redding III (Football)

Michael Redding III, a junior, enrolled spring of 2017-2018 school year and has been enjoying both academics and the football program. He feels that IMG Academy will be able to "help him build his legacy." As Redding is pursuing collegiate football as well as an engineering career, he has made an impact on the entire IMG community. He feels that "the school staff has been very friendly and helpful" and has learned how to better manage his time." Earning this week's Student Athlete of the Week, Redding let us know a bit more about him, as well as his interests...
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Student Athletes of the Week: Augusto and Antonio De Martini (Boys Basketball)

Augusto and Antonio De Martini enrolled at IMG Academy in January 2017, and they have worked incredibly hard throughout their journey as boys basketball student-athletes. As sophomores, the De Martini brothers are just as focused on basketball as they are in the classroom and within the IMG community. Earning this week's Student Athletes of the Week, Augusto and Antonio represent the values that IMG strives to implement within every student-athlete. They both recognize that they chose IMG for development and exposure, and they've enjoyed the teachers and the diverse culture around campus. They also realize that they've become more responsible...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Steven Chen (Golf)

Steven Chen enrolled at IMG Academy in 2015 and has made an incredible impact on his teachers, coaches, and classmates through his efforts on campus and his involvement. Now a senior, Chen earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week award because of his continued drive and passion for success. Chen chose IMG "because he believe that it was the only school where both his athletic and academic ability could improve and grow the most together." He's extremely engaged on campus and enjoys campus activities, his classes, campus clubs and organizations, and the golf program. He believes that "the four...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Mariana Casanueva (Girls Soccer)

Soccer student-athlete, Mariana Casanueva, chose IMG because of her dreams to play collegiate soccer, and, as a junior, she's earned this week's Student Athlete of the Week. After enrolling in 2016, Casanueva now feels that IMG has "made her more mature and has given her a second family." She believes that the best part about IMG is her teammates, and she's also been doing extremely well in the classroom as well. Casanueva recognizes that the environment is both competitive yet supportive, and her favorite memory to date was the "Maryland trip with her team to play Bethesda." Congratulations to Mariana...
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IMG ACADEMY NAMES JAMIE SPERONIS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL

IMG Academy announced Jamie Speronis, a college athletics and professional football executive with nearly 30 years of administrative experience, as its new Director of Football. Speronis most recently served as the University of South Carolina’s Associate Athletic Director for football administration. Over the course of his career, he has been a part of 23 bowl games while helping his teams to six Southeastern Conference titles and a national championship. As Director of Football, Speronis will oversee all aspects of IMG Academy’s football program including boarding school, camps, visiting team training and events. “I’m excited to hit the ground running and...
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IMG Academy Football Adds Three to Under Armour All-American Game Roster, 29 in Program History

On September 10th, 2018, three IMG Academy football players were honored during the 2018 Under Armor All-American High School Football Jersey Presentation by American Family Insurance. Noah Cain, Jaleel McRae, and Evan Neal are the athletes who will compete in the Under Armour All-America Game on January 3, 2019 in Orlando, FL. at Camping World Stadium, which will be broadcast on ESPN2. Cain was also selected as a captain for Steve Mariucci's team, a new concept that Under Armour introduced for this season. Cain was also recently featured on Sports Stars of Tomorrow with a highlight video showcasing his career,...
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IMG Academy Football Alumni to Watch During the Opening Weekend of College Football

As the 2018 College Football Kickoff Weekend begins to unfold, IMG Academy football looks forward to watching alumni compete in jerseys that may no longer showcase blue and white. Throughout the first games of the season, 85 IMG alumni will be members of 48 different FBS teams. Check out which IMG alumni will be competing throughout Kickoff Weekend below: Team Rank Team Player (Grad. Yr.) Game Date Opponent 1 Alabama Savion Smith ('16) Sat. 9/1 Lousville 1 Alabama Thomas Fletcher ('17) Sat. 9/1 Lousville 1 Alabama Dylan Moses ('17) Sat. 9/1 Lousville 1 Alabama Stephon Wynn ('18) Sat. 9/1 Lousville...
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IMG Academy Tennis Alumni and Trainees Prepared for the 2018 US Open

With qualifying rounds underway in the Big Apple, the grounds of the 2018 US Open have started to buzz with fans, players, and the like. Throughout the hard court season, IMG Academy hosts numerous professionals and trainees, as well as student-athletes who are preparing for the biggest stage in the states. With the main draws beginning August 27th, these players will compete for a chance at a Major title across the ATP and WTA tours, as well as in the Junior US Open Championships. Below are the lists of IMG Academy trainees, alumni, and student-athletes and their 1st round match-ups,...
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IMG Academy Junior World Championships: A Global Stage for the Best Golfers in the World

IMG Academy Junior World Championships brought together the top golfers from around the world from July 9th through July 13th in San Diego at Torrey Pines Golf Course and other local courses. The Championships, which started in 1968, now feature over 1,200 participants representing 56 countries and 42 states for players in the 6-under age division through the 15-18 division. Throughout the year, the IMG Junior Golf Tour schedules qualifying events for this tournament, and 11 IMG Academy student-athletes qualified for the prestigious event (Nicolas Quintero, Kuangyu Chen, Kyo Moroshita, Shuang Liu, Keita Okada, Nolan Forsman, Frank Bellino, Sho Suzuki,...

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