IMG Academy trainee Madison Brengle's 2015 season appears to be heating back up in Flushing, New York after she reached the third round of the U.S. Open. Brengle began the year by reaching a career high ranking of #44 when she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, her best-ever Grand Slam performance.
Jason has worked with the University of Florida Athletic Department, Cincinnati Reds Department of Florida Operations, Major League Baseball, and as the Director of Sports for the Sarasota County Sports Commission. In September of 2012, Jason joined IMG as Business Manager for IGNITE 360 then transitioned to Manager of Business Development focusing on outreach initiatives for new events, sponsorship, and community relationships. Jason now manages all team and group business for IMG Academy, and assists with the sales process and managing operations once they are on campus.
IMG Academy alumnus Yoshihito Nishioka may be only 19-years old and ranked 120 in the world, but after qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Open he moved on to the second round after defeating #18 Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (7/9), 6-1, 6-2.
Greg comes to IMG with 14 years of Division 1 collegiate coaching experience and a successful playing career. He most recently spent 10 years as the Head Coach of Men's Tennis at the University of Wisconsin. Greg and his wife Tracey are the parents of two boys, Jake and Jenson. Jake is a student-athlete here at IMG and Jenson is a sophomore in high school and is on the U.S Para Junior National Table Tennis Team.
It is likely Ingrid Neel still would be living in Rochester, Minn., if she hadn't been so talented as a tennis player. She was so good, her parents packed up the family several years ago and moved to Florida so Ingrid could attend IMG Academy in Bradenton and hone her tennis skill set.
It has paid off.
Neel, 17, and doubles partner Alicia Black recently won the USTA Girls 18s Nationals championship in San Diego, beating another Rochester native, Jessica Aney, and her partner in the finals.
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.