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IMG Signs Saint Mary's and Santa Clara to be Third Party Sales Representative

Dec 01, 2009

ATLANTA, Georgia - IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide, today announced agreements with Saint Mary's College (SMC) Department of Athletics and Santa Clara University (SCU) Department of Athletics to be the exclusive third party sales representative for the universities' corporate sponsorship programs .

"We are happy to announce our partnership with IMG and believe this multi-year deal is a great statement about where we are as an athletic program and where we are headed," said Dan Coonan, Director of Athletics, Santa Clara University. "IMG has a strong national reputation and has proven that with the impressive work they've been able to accomplish for the West Coast Conference. We look forward to working with the IMG team and anticipate they will be able to help elevate the Broncos to the next level."

"We are very pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with IMG," said Mark Orr, Director of Athletics, Saint Mary's College. "In addition to IMG's wealth of knowledge and experience in revenue generation, we are equally excited about their commitment to our mission and core values. We have a deep respect for what IMG does for its existing partners and firmly believe they are the right choice for Saint Mary's College as we look to bolster our corporate partner initiatives."

Saint Mary's and Santa Clara join Gonzaga University as the second and third institutions in the West Coast Conference (WCC) to be represented by IMG. IMG also represents the WCC itself.

"Saint Mary's College and Santa Clara University are great fits for IMG College in terms of our existing multimedia rights agreements with Gonzaga University and the West Coast Conference," said Dan Shell, General Manager, West Coast Conference. "We look forward to the rebranding of the rivalry series between these two Bay Area schools and the opportunities of coverage and scope for potential partners."

Each deal is effective through June 30, 2012.

About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multimedia opportunities for the nation's top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and some of the most prestigious universities in the country. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, the world's premiere sports, media, and entertainment company. For more information, please visit www.imgworld.com.

About Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College of California is 14-sport Division I athletic program, located in Moraga, Calif., a suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Saint Mary's athletic department strives to provide student-athletics with an opportunity to compete successfully in an intercollegiate athletic program that is an integral part of their educational experience. Saint Mary's is a member of the West Coast Conference, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (women's lacrosse), and the Pacific Coast Softball Conference. Saint Mary's was founded in 1863 and is based in Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions. The college currently enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. For more than 140 years the College has been guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church's oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching. For more information on Saint Mary's Athletics, please visit SMCGaels.com.

About Santa Clara University
Located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University offers rigorous undergraduate curricula in the arts and sciences, business and engineering. Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as "Santa Clara College", SCU is California's oldest operating institution of higher learning. The 8,685-student university draws upon the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person for service and leadership. The 106-acre campus features beautiful gardens and landscaping and contains more than 50 buildings, including 12 residence halls, two libraries, including the newly-built Orradre Library, a student center and extensive athletic facilities.