Earlier today, IMG Academy celebrated the College Commitments of 165 student-athletes at the annual Spring Commitment Ceremony. Since 2009, more than 98% of IMG Academy student-athletes go on to college, with more than 60% earning scholarship opportunities to play at the Division-I level, with 30% earning a place at a top-100 school according to the U.S. News & World Report.
The full list of student-athletes honored today includes:
The IMG National team won both of the home games on the schedule this season. On Friday they hosted New Jersey’s Bergen Catholic. Last season Bergen Catholic won 19 straight games to finish the season 19-1, only losing the New Jersey Group A Championship game to Delbarton in 2OT.
IMG Academy's Whitney Osuigwe continued to show why she is one of the highest ranked prospects in the class of 2020 by winning the Girls 14s singles title at the annual Easter Bowl at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. Playing as the #14 seed in the event, Osuigwe came back after being down 5-2 in the final set to upend Alexa Noel of Summit, N.J., 4-6, 6-0, 7-6(4). Noel, like Osuigwe, is also regarded as a five-star prospect by TennisRecruiting.net, and among the top players for the Class of 2020.
The IMG National Classic baseball tournament wrapped up at IMG Academy, with the home team Ascenders Varsity Black squad hoisting the trophy for the third consecutive year. In the week two final, the Ascenders found themselves in a low scoring pitching duel, with junior LHP Dion Henderson coming out on top. Henderson and the Ascenders rallied for the win in the bottom of the seventh when senior Alex Mangome singled to left field for a walk-off RBI, topping South Hills, 2-1.
They found out in different ways, but their path is the same.
Nelly Korda and Mika Liu, both golfers at IMG Academy, received sponsor's exemptions recently for this week's LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
The tournament, formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco, is the first major championship of the 2015 season.
"I can't even describe the feeling of just being among the seven amateurs that are playing," Korda said. "It's good."
The IMG Academy Lacrosse National team upended the USA Today High School Sports Super25 #2 ranked McDonogh School of Maryland, 12-10, on Wednesday. With the win, the IMG Academy lacrosse team moved into the national rankings for the first time in program history, taking #20 in the USA Today High School Sports Super 25 this week.
IMG Academy pulled off one of the year’s biggest upsets, downing McDonogh (Md.) – currently the USA Today High School Sports No 2 team in the Super 25 rankings – 12-10 Tuesday evening in Owings Mills.
In earning the win, the Ascenders experienced what will be remembered as the Florida private institution’s first milestone win. Ironically, it comes just a day after IMG itself was upset in a 14-13 overtime loss to the Hun School (N.J.).
The IMG Academy National Lacrosse Team made waves during its two-week Spring Break trip through the northeast. On Tuesday evening, the team took down the USA Today High School Sports Super25 #2 ranked McDonogh School of Maryland.
To read all about the matchup, check out the recap that appeared on USA Today High School Sports...
Today IMG Academy named Steve Walsh Director of Football and Kevin Wright Head Football Coach. Walsh enjoyed an 11-year career as an NFL quarterback before turning to coaching, while Wright has built an impressive coaching legacy among the high school ranks in Indiana.