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Every week, IMG Academy’s campus is buzzing with news. Whether it’s our student’s academic honors and athletic successes, alumni across the country making their alma mater proud, professional athletes and teams training amongst our campers, or events that attract sports fans from near and far – IMG Academy is a thrilling place, and we’d like to share it with you!

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Getting to Know Angelina Ye, 2018 Annika Invitational USA Champion

Angelina Ye, current class of 2019 IMG Academy student athlete, recently claimed the 2018 Annika Invitational title and had the opportunity to sit down with the Golf Channel's Morning Drive host, Damon Hack, and Annika Sorenstam. This tournament was Ye's first AJGA Invitational win, and she describes her game, the tournament, and more on the set! When Ye returned to campus with some extra hardware, we were able to catch up and get to know a bit more about her! Currently sitting at No. 10 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings , Ye's definitely a player to watch! 1. Describe...
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Notes from Nutrition: Staying Afloat Down Under - and Hydrated Always!

Australian Open 2018 - and it's toasty! It may be blizzard-like conditions where you are, but the players in Aussi are getting acclimated to the hotter climate as the early rounds continue. One rule of thumb that can be applied to AU '18 and any other sporting event in the heat is hydration . Without it, you can just about forget performing at your peak and utilizing the most of your ability to conquer that new shot or strategy you recently mastered. Here's some tips and useful info for making sure your body stays hydrated during those high temps! DID...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Trinity Wright (Girls Basketball)

Trinity Wright, a sophomore girls basketball student athlete, earned this week's honor of being Student Athlete of the Week! Wright is incredibly involved on campus and takes her studies and her training very seriously. One of the reasons Wright decided to attend IMG Academy was because it's "a schools that's diverse and competitive and allows me to be the best student athlete." Originally, Wright was the youngest player in the girls basketball program, but she's been working hard to play a major role as a Guard on the team. With her father being the head football coach and her mother...
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2017 Winter Signing Day Sees Commitments from Football Student Athletes

December 20, 2018 - 13 student-athletes joined IMG Academy's 2017 Winter Signing Day ceremony in front of their families, teammates, friends, and teachers as they signed their National Letter of Intent. All of these players, including the student-athletes mentioned below who were not able to attend today's ceremony, will be graduating in December 2017 or May 2018 and continuing their athletics career at the D1 level. The dedication, pride, and camaraderie from this group of individuals will forever be remembered. We look forward to watching these Ascender's journeys at the next level. Congratulations to all early signees! Full list of...
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What to Know to Have a Successful and Stress-Free Exam Week

Exam season - the moment we've all been counting down towards since August. Or, the one week of the year you wish you could skip without any penalty. Exams can make or break your semester - for the best or for the worst. When you're just on the cusp of that A- or B+, and you know your exam score has to be a certain hundredth of a percentage to keep your grade in the green - horrifying! But, what if you could enter exam week with the same amount of confidence that you would walk onto the court or...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Jared Mabarak (Boys Lacrosse)

Jared Mabarak, a Boys Lacrosse student-athlete, traveled to IMG Academy from North Carolina and has since had a massive impact on the community. Impressing his teachers, his coaches, and the Ascenders around him, Mabarak earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week. Having played lacrosse for 11 years, Mabarak enjoys working with his current coach, Mark Burnam. "Jared is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached," Burnam said. "He gives you 100% on every single rep and never makes excuses. Jared will be a very good college player and will be successful at what ever he does...
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IMG Academy Tennis: A Look Back at a Momentous 2017

The IMG Academy Tennis program picked up some quality accolades on the year, inclusive of ITF tournament titles, world No. 1 rankings, collegiate commits, and more. The coaching staff, the Athletic and Personal Development (APD) experts, the academic teachers, and the overall community of IMG Academy played a part in this successful season, and there's even more on the horizon in 2018. Let's recap the year: As depicted above, IMG Academy's tennis student-athletes, alumni, and trainees had a hand in countless world-class tournaments throughout the year. Taking a title every month, some with multiple champions throughout, the IMG Academy Tennis...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Kyra Foster (Girls Tennis)

Kyra Foster traveled from Fort Wayne, IN. to join the IMG Academy family as a girls tennis student-athlete, and her impact on her coaches, teachers, and classmates has been ever so impressive! Because of her efforts and her involvement, Foster earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week. Coming to IMG Academy to prepare for her next steps, Foster had one ultimate goal behind her decision. "Between a college prep curriculum and an unbeatable tennis program, there is no better place to prepare myself for competing at the next level," she said. Foster hopes to enroll at a strong academic...
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2017 Eddie Herr Championships: Home Court Advantage

What started with over 1,400 juniors from 80 countries beginning November 27th came down to the final competitors on Saturday and Sunday (December 2-3) of the 2017 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships . Held at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, the 31st annual event drew players, parents, college coaches, fans, sponsors, and countless other spectators to campus to view the on-court battles that could make or break a junior player's year-end finish. One player who took complete advantage of the opportunity ahead of her was 15-year-old Whitney Osuigwe , an IMG Academy Ascender herself. "Eddie Herr is such an...
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Student Athlete of the Week: Stone Russell (Baseball)

With a background rooted in athletics, Stone Russell came to IMG Academy with the mindset that the contrast between academics and athletics would enable him to achieve his goals. And, because of his efforts, Russell is this week's Student Athlete of the Week. "I'm inspired to work hard in school so that I can get good grades and get into a good college and continue to play my sport," Russell said. His mother was a collegiate swimmer at TCU, and his father was an MLB player for the Phillies, Braves, and Rangers. In such an active family, Russell enjoys bettering...

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