Global Performance Brand Signs First Ivy League School
NEW HAVEN, CT & BALTIMORE, MD (January 11, 2016) Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Yale University today announced that the global leader in performance footwear and apparel has become the official outfitter for Yale Athletics beginning in 2016. This marks the brand’s first all-sports partnership with an Ivy League Institution.
“Yale University has a rich heritage of academic and athletic excellence. We are extremely proud to welcome them to the Under Armour family and to help elevate the performance of all Yale student-athletes with innovative footwear and apparel," said Ryan Kuehl, Vice President, Sports Marketing, Under Armour.
This new affiliation further expands Under Armour’s leadership in providing proven performance benefits to college athletes on all playing fields. The partnership with Yale University marks the brand’s 33rd Division I all-sports partnership.
Yale Athletics comprises 35 varsity sports as well as intramural and club programs that include participation from a combined 75 percent of the student body. Yale is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Ivy League, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and ECAC Hockey. Yale Athletics took part in the first intercollegiate athletic competition of any kind, an 1852 boat race in New Hampshire. Since then, Yale has won 112 team national championships in a variety of sports, including the 2013 men’s hockey NCAA title.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), 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 Fitness™ 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.