Just days before the start of the 2015-2016 school year, IMG Academy opened its brand new, state-of-the-art Academic Center. The Center is a symbol of a continued commitment towards providing student-athletes with the very best academic resources to prepare them for the rigors of college and, in particular, the demands placed on student-athletes at the next level.
The Bradenton Herald took an in-depth look at IMG Academy's elementary school and its unique approach to shaping the minds of its youngest students. Check out the full story on www.Bradenton.com or read the full story below:
Known for its powerhouse athletics, IMG Academy has also been developing the minds of some of the county's youngest students.
In May, IMG Academy and Ritz Carlton teamed up to educate local elementary school fifth-graders from nearby Gocio Elementary (Sarasota, Fla.). More than 50 Gocio students participated in activites designed to teach them skills across a variety of topics including social skills, etiquette, successful presentation/interviewing skills, teamwork, safe food handling and healthy eating. Recently, Gocio Career Day was highlighted on the Education Channel and Studio e.
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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.
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.
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...
The Washington Post caught up with IMG Academy alumnus Kei Nishikori and longtime coach Dante Bottini at the Citi Open in Washington D.C. The Post's Adam Kilgore shows how Nishikori is expanding Asia's horizons in the sport of tennis...
A group of 32 Japanese summer campers at IMG Academy had a very special visitor this morning when Kei Nishikori surprised them after their morning tennis session. Nishikori, a native of Shimane, Japan and the highest ranked ATP Tour player in the nation's history (career high #4, March 2015), offered advice to the group and took time to take pictures with everyone. Now 25 years old, Nishikori has been training at IMG Academy since the age of 14, and has won nine career professional titles.
Michael Mmoh is surging to the top of the pack of U.S. Tennis after a hot summer. Mmoh won his second career pro title at Lewis and Clark Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA $15k Futures event, in Illinois by defeating the eighth seed, Jared Hiltzik, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. With the win, Mmoh moved into the top-500 of the ATP. Previously, Mmoh reached the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Junior Championship, and won the prestigious Junior Championship at Roehampton (UK). Mmoh's first career pro title was won in October 2014 at the USA F29 Futures in Brownsville, Texas.