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IMG Academy alumnus Emiliano Grillo named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

PGA members have voted and IMG Academy alumnus Emiliano Grillo is the Tour’s 2016 Rookie of the Year.

The 24-year-old Argentinian’s season highlights include a playoff win at his first official tour start, the 2015 Safeway Open. Grillo capped his season with two more top-10 finishes, a tie for second place at The Barclays and a top-10 finish at the Tour Championship during the FedExCup Playoffs. He accomplished this while missing only three cuts during the season.

IMG Academy alumna Nelly Korda earns LPGA Tour card for 2017

On the heels of winning her first pro event on the Symetra Tour, IMG Academy alumna Nelly Korda will join her elder sister Jessica Korda on the LPGA Tour next year. After finishing sixth at the Symetra Tour Championship, the younger Korda leapt into the final money list top-10 to earn her LPGA Tour Card.

IMG Academy distance runners Patrick Dougherty and Chandler Bergeron win boys and girls divisions at Tri-County Cross Country Championships

The IMG Academy cross-country program finished the regular season on a positive note at the Tri-County Cross Country Championship at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 15. Yet again, Chandler Bergeron and Patrick Dougherty had very impressive performances in the girl’s and boy’s races, respectively. They both won the title of Tri-County Cross Country Champions.

Four IMG Academy golfers earn Rolex All-American honors

The IMG Academy Golf program saw four student-athletes named to Rolex Junior All-American honors. Leading the way was senior Jaravee Boonchant. She is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American, as she earned honorable mention accolades in 2015 before claiming first-team honors this year. Boonchant earned her first AJGA victory at the ANNIKA Invitational and also posted top-five finishes at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Justin Rose.

IMG Academy blanks Oxbridge Academy, 38-0

The No. 2 nationally ranked IMG Academy Ascenders (6-0) hit the road to take on the West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy ThunderWolves (6-1). Quarterback Kellen Mond added three more touchdowns to his combined season total to lead the Ascenders to a 38-0 win.

The Ascenders scored on their opening possession when Mond carried the ball on a 14-yard score.  Later in the half, Mond connected with WR Emmanuel Greene for a 51-yard touchdown pass.

Student-Athlete of the Week: Sean Kreiner's success in the classroom only exceeded by ambition to go further

Senior Sean Kreiner arrived at IMG Academy four years ago from Long Grove, Illinois simply looking to maximize his potential. Four-years later, the ambitious 17-year old is eager to take the next step as he looks to choose a college. In the meantime, Sean is keeping up a stellar 4.1 GPA and earned his place as the second Student-Athlete of the Week for 2016-17.

IMG Academy QB Kellen Mond among leading candidates for Max Preps National High School Football Player of the Year

IMG Academy quarterback Kellen Mond is raising the bar every weekend when the Ascenders are on the field. Through five games, he has led the team to a 5-0 record, a No. 2 national ranking and has amassed 20 total touchdowns. He has accumulated 1,053 passing yards and 14 touchdowns without a single interception, and leads the team in rushing with 443 yards and six touchdowns.

Ten IMG Academy Ascenders selected to Under Armour All-American Game

Today at a special ceremony, 10 members of the IMG Academy Football program were honored for their inclusion in the 2017 Under Armour All-American Game. The presentation was part of a three month American Family Insurance Tour for the game.  

IMG Academy alumnus Cherif Dieye scores first college goal for Louisville in dominant 6-1 win over Virginia

IMG Academy alumnus Cheirf Dieye, a member of the class of 2016, is already making an impact at the University of Louisville. The freshman midfielder notched his first collegiate goal to help the Cardinals cement a dominant 6-1 win over the No. 16 ranked Virginia Cavaliers. Coincidentally, the lone goal for Virginia results from another former Ascender’s efforts when class of 2013 grad, Pablo Aguilar, sent a pass up the field that forward Wesley Wade chipped in to keep the Cavs from being blanked.

IMG Academy Cross Country hits the road at George Jenkins Holloway Park Jamboree

The IMG Academy cross-country program continued the season this past Saturday at the George Jenkins Holloway Park Jamboree in Lakeland, Fla. This is the second time this season that the cross-country team has raced at Holloway Park, and everyone made great improvements from the last time racing on this very difficult course.


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