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Testimonials

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“People often say that your time in college is the best 4 years of their life. Personally, nothing can compare to the 4 years I spent at IMG Academy. Leaving home at the age of 14, I had no idea what to expect. Now, as I look back on that day in 2005, I have 100% confidence in saying it was the best decision of my life. IMG Academy allowed me to expand my horizons, helped me work towards my goal of playing baseball at a higher level and it provided me with friendships from all over the world that will last a lifetime. I am proud to say I am an IMG Academy alumnus and I have all the confidence in knowing that IMG Academy shaped me into the person I am today.”

Michael Xirinachs
IMG Academy Alumnus, Class of 2009, Baseball
Bentley University Graduate

“When asked to describe my experience at IMG Academy, the answer is simple…Unique. When asked if I would do it all over again? Without any hesitation…IN A HEARTBEAT! IMG Academy embodies excellence and there is no place like it. The combination and quality of coaching, facilities, and in-house competition makes it a Total Triple Threat. The strive for excellence translates beyond sport and into life. The experiences and opportunities I had while I was at IMG Academy shaped me into the person and athlete I am today. IMG Academy took me from a national stage to a global mindset and I am truly sincere when I say that IMG Academy changed my life. However, the best part of my IMG Academy experience was the wonderful friendships and memories I made. As an IMG Academy alumnus, I will always treasure the time I spent as a student-athlete and I feel blessed to call IMG Academy home.”

Mallory Cecil
IMG Academy Alumna, Class of 2009, Tennis
Duke University Graduate

“Growing up at IMG Academy played a crucial role in my development, especially since I spent 10 years here during my formative years. IMG Academy allowed me to pursue my athletic interests and maximize my athletic abilities through the state of the art facilities and world-class coaches. It provided me with a competitive atmosphere that drove and motivated me to excel, all while learning real-world principles on discipline, time management and accountability. Today, I am a recent college graduate. I do not have a house full of grand slam trophies and I do not plan to take my game to the next level. However, I am so proud to know that I have the confidence in my own abilities and I am prepared to take on this next step in my life, a career in business. I am proud to be an IMG Academy alumnus and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have experienced this amazing and unique place.”

Carl Lundberg
IMG Academy Alumnus, Class of 2009, Tennis
Furman University Graduate

“I cannot think of anything that has had as big (and positive) of an impact on my life than my 3 years as a student-athlete at IMG Academy. The coaching and training, on and off the field, is better than you will find at most colleges and universities. The teachers are world-class and are passionate about each student and their academic success. But more importantly, the environment and staff helped me to grow and develop as a person and future leader. I grew up, I learned to work hard, and was prepared to face any challenge in my life. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and I am excited to see how IMG Academy will continue to change the lives of student-athletes from around the world.”

Danny Morrissey
IMG Academy Alumnus, Class of 2004, Basketball
Penn State University Graduate, President of ConnectSpace

“During my three years at IMG I found a place where I truly belonged. I excelled not only as an athlete but more so as a student and as a member of an international community. The international atmosphere at IMG is what makes the academy truly unique. It is the only place in the world where athletes from more than 80 different countries unite and become part of a close-knit community. Here everyone will find a chance to thrive and explore. At IMG I learned from some of the best coaches in the world, trained with world champions, and played with fellow student-athletes who have gone on to attend the most prestigious academic and athletic institutions in the country.

“Home is where the heart is,” and truly IMG Academy is home to me, a place I will always return to. ”

Josie Traberg
IMG Academy Alumnus, Class of 2014, Basketball