MONMOUTH ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH UNDER ARMOUR
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ- Monmouth University has announced a multi-year agreement with Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA, UA.C), beginning on June 1, 2017, Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Marilyn McNeil announced Wednesday afternoon.
As part of the multi-year partnership, Under Armour will provide competition uniforms and training gear for all 23 Division I sports and 567 student-athletes. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit members of the athletic department including coaches and staff.
“I’m excited to announce this partnership with Under Armour,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Marilyn McNeil. “I believe that the drive, passion and goals of Under Armour closely match what we are trying to achieve as an Athletics Department. Their commitment to constant product research and development coupled with their relentless marketing efforts will help to continue to push Monmouth Athletics to the forefront of Division I. They were aggressive in getting this deal done, recruiting us to become part of their family. This partnership will provide numerous benefits to our student athletes, coaches and staff for years to come."
The partnership includes all footwear, uniforms and training footwear and apparel for Monmouth student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Additionally, the agreement calls for initiatives that will complement Under Armour’s marketing campaigns at on-campus venues.
MU won its second consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup last season in just its third season in the league. In 2015-16 Head Men’s Basketball Coach King Rice led the Blue & White to wins over five high major programs (USC, UCLA, Georgetown, Notre Dame and Rutgers) en route to the MAAC Championship game. Most recently, both the women’s soccer and field hockey programs won regular season and tournament titles, earning berths in the NCAA Tournament.
About Monmouth University
Monmouth University is the region’s premier private coastal university offering a comprehensive array of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs in a dynamic and personalized learning environment. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University's magnificent campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention, and nationally ranked Division I athletics make this private university a great place to find your future. To learn more, visit us at www.monmouth.edu.
About Under Armour
Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UA.C), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected FitnessTM platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.