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Tough times drive 5-star Isaac Nauta to be great

IMG Academy tight end Isaac Nauta was featured in the latest Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The story recounts how tough times led Nauta to be mature beyond his years, and a leader among his peers. 

AJC reporter Jeff Sentell has the story...

BRADENTON, Fla. — Isaac Nauta would not change one day of his 18-year-old life.

Northside Christian Mustangs tackle higher expectations during fall camp at IMG Academy

A season ago, the Northside Christian Mustangs of St. Petersburg, Florida finished the regular season with an 8-2 record and a berth in the Florida 2A playoffs. It marked the program’s first playoffs berth since 2006, after struggling through a 3-7 season the year before. The turnaround, the team says, all started with their preseason camp experience at IMG Academy.

Six IMG Academy trainees from five countries to compete at IAAF World Championships in Beijing

The biggest track and field event of the year, the IAAF World Championships, are approaching in Beijing, China, Aug. 22-30. At the event, IMG Academy will be well represented with six trainees competing for five nations at the event. They include...

IMG Academy golfer Mika Liu continues impressive run at U.S. Women's Amateur; reaches quarterfinals

IMG Academy rising junior and Stanford commit Mika Liu continues to turn heads at the U.S. Women's Amateur in Oregon this week. On Thursday, the 16-year old knocked off Mariel Galdiano, who entered the event coming off a victory at the Canadian Women’s Amateur and a runner-up showing at the Junior PGA, 1-up, after 18 holes in the round of 32. In the round of 16, Liu would not be denied as she ousted Vanderbilt's Cindy Ha, who was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for 2014-15 and played in every event for the Commodores, 4 and 3.

IMG Academy among the nation's elite heading into 2015 football season

On the heels of a 19-3 overall record in its first two seasons, the IMG Academy Ascenders football team vaulted atop the national high school football rankings entering the 2015 season.  

Here is where the Ascenders stand in the national rankings heading into 2015…

IMG Academy's Ingrid Neel hauls in USTA 18s Nationals doubles title

The USTA 18s and 16s Nationals concluded over the weekend in Kalamazoo, Mich., and IMG Academy student-athletes shined in the girls events. In the 18s Girls Nationals, the team of Ingrid Neel and Tornado Black won it all in the doubles draw. In the final, top-seeded Neel and Black took down the second seeded duo of Jessie Aney and Ena Shibahara, 6-3, 6-3. With their win, Neel and Black each receive a wild card into the main draw of the U.S. Open Junior championships in September.

New IMG Academy head coach no stranger to national rankings

MANATEE -- Not too many teams in the history of high school football can boast about being ranked in the top 10 nationally in only their third season of existence.

IMG Academy is simply a different animal. They have unrivaled facilities, talent and resources. The Ascenders are ranked the No. 7 team in America by MaxPreps, the highest in school history.

IMG Academy alumnus Kei Nishikori wins 10th career title at Citi Open

Sunday marked a career milestone for IMG Academy's Kei Nishikori, as he knocked off American John Isner in three sets 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to claim his 10th career professional title at the 2015 Citi Open. With the win, Nishikori moved back into the ATP Tour #4 rankings, matching his career-high. Notably, Nishikori also avenged his 2014 U.S. Open final loss to Marin Cilic. In the semifinals, Nishikori rallied back from a first set loss to overcome Cilic's big serve, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. 

Does sugar make you crash? Gatorade Sports Science Institute scientist examines the issue at IMG Academy

Dr. James Carter of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute breaks down a myth around sugar's effect on athletic performance with a rocket launch, with the assistance of student-athletes at IMG Academy...

 

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