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IMG Academy Tennis: A Look Back at a Momentous 2017

The IMG Academy Tennis program picked up some quality accolades on the year, inclusive of ITF tournament titles, world No. 1 rankings, collegiate commits, and more. The coaching staff, the Athletic and Personal Development (APD) experts, the academic teachers, and the overall community of IMG Academy played a part in this successful season, and there's even more on the horizon in 2018. Let's recap the year: As depicted above, IMG Academy's tennis student-athletes, alumni, and trainees had a hand in countless world-class tournaments throughout the year. Taking a title every month, some with multiple champions throughout, the IMG Academy Tennis...

Student Athlete of the Week: Kyra Foster (Girls Tennis)

Kyra Foster traveled from Fort Wayne, IN. to join the IMG Academy family as a girls tennis student-athlete, and her impact on her coaches, teachers, and classmates has been ever so impressive! Because of her efforts and her involvement, Foster earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week. Coming to IMG Academy to prepare for her next steps, Foster had one ultimate goal behind her decision. "Between a college prep curriculum and an unbeatable tennis program, there is no better place to prepare myself for competing at the next level," she said. Foster hopes to enroll at a strong academic...

2017 Eddie Herr Championships: Home Court Advantage

What started with over 1,400 juniors from 80 countries beginning November 27th came down to the final competitors on Saturday and Sunday (December 2-3) of the 2017 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships . Held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, the 31st annual event drew players, parents, college coaches, fans, sponsors, and countless other spectators to campus to view the on-court battles that could make or break a junior player's year-end finish. One player who took complete advantage of the opportunity ahead of her was 15-year-old Whitney Osuigwe , an IMG Academy Ascender herself. "Eddie Herr is such an...

Student Athlete of the Week: Stone Russell (Baseball)

With a background rooted in athletics, Stone Russell came to IMG Academy with the mindset that the contrast between academics and athletics would enable him to achieve his goals. And, because of his efforts, Russell is this week's Student Athlete of the Week. "I'm inspired to work hard in school so that I can get good grades and get into a good college and continue to play my sport," Russell said. His mother was a collegiate swimmer at TCU, and his father was an MLB player for the Phillies, Braves, and Rangers. In such an active family, Russell enjoys bettering...

Notes from Nutrition: Healthy Holiday Recipes

Getting into the holiday spirit means decorations, sweaters, and festive music. For many, food oftentimes plays a large role in the season as well. From turkey, dressing, and potatoes galore to cinnamon or pumpkin treats, pies, and cookies - we've grown to love them all! But, have you ever wished for healthy alternatives so that you could enjoy the season without feeling like your year's worth of hard work just became irrelevant? Or, perhaps this may be the first time you're hearing the option but would like to learn more? Look no further than to IMG Academy's nutrition department for...

Mental Conditioning Memos: Understanding Individual Sports and How to Overcome Pressure

If you have ever played well on the practice courts and then felt like a different player in the heat of the competition, you have experienced the impact the mental game can have on your performance. A very common question our mental conditioning coaches inside the Athletic and Personal Development (APD) department hear is, "How is it that I play so well in practice, but, when I compete in matches, I feel tense, my mind wanders and is all over the place, and I can't hit even the simplest of shots?" For many, the mental side of tennis is left...

Closing Out IMG Academy's 2017 Football Season

A season that started on the west coast of the country and continued through all four time zones to yield a 9-0 record - a feat in itself. What about continuing an undefeated streak that began in 2015? Almost unheard of. They balance academics, practice time, rest and recovery, and the team culture - sounds similar to a collegiate season, but IMG Academy Football (Blue team) endured all of that, and more. "The two weeks off due to hurricane [Irma] were challenging," Head Coach Kevin Wright said. "But our last game against Bishop Sullivan really put an exclamation point on...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pre-Holiday Results Among Best Globally

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but that by no means results in down time for this group of student-athletes. With training on the field and the court and test-prep nearing before the end of the year, IMG Academy brings out their best results at the peak of the season. Check out the below results prior to the holiday this Thursday: Tennis: Danielle Collins - Women's Singles Champion at the Sooner Open , a $25K ITF event Tammy Hendler - Women's Doubles Champion at the Sooner Open Whitney Osuigwe - Singles and Doubles Finalist at the Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ,...

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...

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