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Student Athlete of the Week: Arya Sreeramaneni (Basketball)

Arya Sreeramaneni came to IMG Academy "to get better as a player and to grow as a person." In her first year as a junior basketball student-athlete, Arya has shown her passion for growth in the classroom and her willingness to succeed and improve on the court. Because of her resilient efforts, Sreeramaneni earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week. With her active campus involvement in organizations like the Key Club and National Honors Society, Sreeramaneni is branching out on campus in her first year as a student-athlete. She even recognizes that being here has already "made [her] more...

IMG Academy Provides Unrivaled Off-Season Training

What's the determining factor between making the cut for the varsity team or falling just short of the roster? How does a coach determine a starting lineup versus the second string? Wouldn't it be nice to have a layout of every factor that went into these key questions? IMG Academy's methodology closes in on what makes individuals stand out from the competition and creates a platform for success at the next level, no matter the foundation. With weekly camps running year-round, holiday camps priming the November and December time frame, and off-season training for everything in between, athletes are taking...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Homecoming, Parents Weekend, and Fall Competition

IMG Academy's athletic teams had quite a full weekend of events, matches, and competitions. The weekend began early with Homecoming rolling in on Thursday and Parents Weekend trending through campus as well. Friday the 13th in October may have been spooky elsewhere, but in Bradenton it proved to be quite the opposite, with the Ascender White football team claiming a victory without dropping any points and moving their record to 2-2. Check out the complete weekend's results below: Tennis: Gia Cohen - won her first ITF singles title at IX Copa Mangú in the Dominican Republic Kyra Foster and Cora...

Student Athlete of the Week: Will Huggins (Football)

Will Huggins, a senior student-athlete, receives this week's Student Athlete of the Week nomination for his continued commitment on both the football field and in the classroom. The 6'2" wide receiver traveled from California to join the IMG family "to better himself as a student-athlete." Huggins is encouraged by the high level of sports and education in Bradenton, and he's also found enjoyment through extracurricular activities, such as the Chess Club and National Honor Society, in both of which he's the President. He plans to graduate in 2018 with an aspiration to compete at the collegiate level while studying Mechanical...

IMG Academy's Insight on Improving SAT and ACT Scores

Standardized tests – the few days out of the school year where normal routines come to a halt and multiple choice tests seem to span for what seems like the length of a novel. Instead of dreading this break in the action, what if you knew from the get-go that you could knockout the questions and had the confidence that you would nail that final essay question. Just like hitting that buzzer-beating three point shot or clinching the third-set tiebreak, the SAT and ACT may seem like nail-biters. But, IMG Academy’s proven structure and focused instruction ensures that student-athletes are...

IMG Academy Lacrosse Coach to Represent Iroquois National Team

IMG Academy Lacrosse Coach Mark Burnam recently earned a title formerly lacking from his extensive yet impressive resume - Iroquois National Team Head Coach for the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship . From July 12th through 21st, Burnam, or "Red," will lead the team he's once been a member of, a team he's held close to heart since he first held a stick. "I love the game and am so passionate about it," Red said. "I've been a member of the program and now the head coach of the program, so I've seen so much of the evolution of...

Within the Gates of IMG Academy Via VICE Sports

In a recently published story, VICE Sports explored life at IMG Academy through the eyes of Nico Mejia and Emiliana Arango, two junior tennis players from Colombia with sights set on competing at the top. One practically grew up with racket in hand while the other learned in time that her passion lay within the lines of the court. Through this story, VICE Sports explains the varied mindsets of two completely unique athletes who have ultimately the same goals and outlook: A bit about Mejia: "Mejia's father, Gustavo, was an avid amateur player in Colombia, and his sister Gabriela was...

IMG Academy Football Slates Six into Under Armour All-American Game

Six IMG Academy football players represented a unique jersey as they took part in the 2017 Under Armor All-American High School Football Jersey Presentation by American Family Insurance. Daniel Faalele, Houston Griffith, Verdis Brown, Curtis Dunlap Jr., and Ayodele Adcyoe accepted their honorary jerseys at IMG Academy in Bradenton today. The program's six athletes will compete in the Under Armour All-America Game on January 4, 2018 in Orlando, FL. at Camping World Stadium, which will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. EST. The national American Family Insurance Selection Tour recognizes the work ethic and talent of the athletes who...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Excelling in October

Over the weekend, Ascenders competed near and far to represent the blue and the white and to showcase their talents across the board. With highlights on the football field to tennis players dominating abroad through their individual tournament draws, the IMG Academy family came home with notable accomplishments all around. Below are the highlights from this first full weekend in October: Football: The IMG Academy Blue team defeated Venice 38-12 during their away game on Friday to improve their record to a solid 5-0. #18 Zack Annexstad's 21 yard pass to #7 Brian Hightower completed for the first touchdown of...

IMG Academy's Track and Field and Cross Country Programs Showcased Around the World and Locally

IMG Academy Cross Country Local Results: The IMG Academy cross-country program competed in the FL Runners Invitational at Holloway Park in Lakeland, FL. on Saturday, September 30th. Over 1,400 runners competed, making this event the largest event in Florida. Mariana Valencia, Mikayla Bolles, Phoebe Serpell and Monica Leandro competed in the unseeded small school division to represent the Ascenders. The IMG Academy distance squad represented well as a team, with Valencia finishing in 7 th place with a time of 23:05.19, Bolles finishing in 14 th with a time of 23:19.62, Serpell finishing 29 th with a time of 24:49.62,...

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