IMG Academy's Michael Mmoh is one of the most promising rising talents in American junior tennis, and over the weekend he earned a big victory at the City of Brownsville Men’s Pro Tennis Classic in Brownsville, Texas, a USTA Pro Circuit event. With the win, Mmoh not only earned his first career pro tournament title, but he was the youngest player to win a pro event since Rhyne Williams won the Pittsburgh Futures in 2007.
The Carolina Panthers (3-3-1) are set to host the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks (3-3) in a battle to stay alive in their respective divisions as the NFL nears the midway point of the season. The Seahawks are led by IMG Academy trainee, QB Russell Wilson, who trained on campus to prepare for the 2012 NFL Draft alongside Panthers' defensive starters LB Luke Kuechly and CB Josh Norman.
The IMG Academy Basketball Program is ready to tip off the 2014-15 season following the success of last season’s boys and girls programs. The boys teams were led by the post-graduate blue team that recorded a 29-3 overall record and two national tournament titles, including a semifinal appearance in the National Prep Championship. The girls program, meanwhile, is reloading after one of the most dominant runs in program history, achieving a 77-17 (.819 win pct.) overall record over the past two seasons.
New enrollees in the boys program include:
Recent IMG Academy alumnus Chris McCullough was recently heralded as one of the top dunkers for the upcoming college basketball season. Last season, McCullough led the Post-graduate Blue team to a berth in the prestigious National Prep Championships in Connecticut. McCullough reported to Syracuse in June.
IMG Academy alumna Rina Hill took a big risk in making the decision to journey to the United States from Japan to continue her education and basketball training, and that decision is paying off for the LSU sophomore. Hill helped lead the Lady Tigers to a berth in the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament after upsetting West Virginia.
BRADENTON -- Whether he's auditioning for an offensive role in the future or not, there's no denying how special Saivion Smith is for the IMG Academy football program.
Smith's latest heroics came during a pivotal stretch of Thursday's nationally televised game against visiting Jacksonville Trinity Christian.
The Ascenders (7-1) reeled off three scores in a short burst at the end of the first half, thanks in large part to Smith, and held off the Conquerors 28-7.
"Saivion had a heck of a game, again," IMG head coach Chris Weinke said.
The IMG Academy football team puts the special in special teams.
Opting to put the best players on the field at all times, it is not uncommon to see defensive starters like Saivion Smith not only on the special teams unit, but making a difference.
In some cases, it is a game-changing difference.
The IMG Academy Lacrosse program got the 2014-15 season off to an impressive start with the Intrasquad Scrimmage on October 4th. The U19 and U17 fall elite squads were split into Black and White teams for the game, which was scheduled to coincide with Parent Weekend.
IMG Academy’s Post-Graduate Program is designed as an intensive, transitional semester-based program for high school graduates seeking to enhance their preparedness for college or increase their chances of receiving a college scholarship. Recognizing that no two students are the same, post-graduates benefit from a highly customized program.
From Middle School, High School, NCAA and NFL specialists, our camp will provide premier instruction from IMG Academy’s Special Teams Coach Billy Miller. Billy has coached special teams for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rutgers University and has worked with NFL players like Connor Barth, Rian Lindell, and Michael Koenen. In addition to Coach Miller’s work with NFL specialists, he has worked alongside notable coaches like Bill Belichick, Butch Davis, Dave Wannstead and Greg Schiano.