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:
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.
IMG Academy trainee Madison Brengle is off to a white hot start in 2015, and is enjoying a career-high ranking of #44 since making IMG Academy her training home-base. Recently, Brengle's career renaissance was featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sports reporter Mic Huber has the story...
It seems the stars have convincingly aligned for Madison Brengle as she prepares for this week's women's professional tennis tournament to be played at The Oaks Club.
IMG Academy alumna Maria Sharapova was recently the subject of a two-part feature on CNBC. In the special, Sharapova recalls her younger days as a student-athlete at IMG Academy, with insight from International Tennis Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri, who trained Sharapova in her youth.
The two-part feature can be seen below:
Just one week after winning the $10k Futures doubles championship in Gainesville, Fla., IMG Academy duo Ingrid Neel
IMG Academy alumna Juweria Hussain was recently named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, announced by the conference on Mar. 18. Hussain was a student-athlete at IMG Academy for six years, and was a member of the class of 2014 and is currently a freshman at Long Island University - Brooklyn. During her time as a student-athlete, Hussain competed in the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, won both the U16 and U18 USTA Tournament in Florida and was the recipient of the Tommy Haas Four-Year Award as a senior.
IMG Academy's cutting edge resources were on full display on the Gillette World Sport show. The program documented the growing prevalence of sport science in athletic development, showcasing the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Motus Global, both located on campus, in addition to IMG Academy's own 'Mind Gym.'
Check out the feature here:
IMG Academy's own Ingrid Neel, who recently won the doubles title at the Gainesville Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event, was featured on Trans World Sport. Trans World Sport is a program that is aired in more than 50 nations around thw world. Originally filmed in Nov. 2014, Neel has since risen more than 200 spots in the ITF junior rankings, and is currently ranked #46.