Brown Athletics Unveils Brown Bears Sports Properties As Its Dedicated Corporate Sponsorship Sales Unit

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– Brown University Athletics, in conjunction with Learfield Sports, has developed Brown Bears Sports Properties as its exclusive corporate sponsorship sales unit, as announced today by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. This dedicated unit is designed to support Brown Athletics’ initiative to enhance the service provided to local and regional businesses and further promote the Brown brand affinity to the corporate community. 


“We are excited about the development of Brown Bears Sports Properties,” said Hayes.  “Learfield Sports is a trusted leader in this field and has long-standing relationships with many college and university athletic programs.  We look forward to implementing the Learfield approach to generate innovative promotional ideas, customized programming and new asset offerings to Brown’s corporate partners.”


Leading Brown Bears Sports Properties is General Manager Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, who most recently served eight years as general sales manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox and taught sports management for nearly five years at Johnson & Wales University. Nelligan Sports Marketing, Brown Athletics’ former marketing partner, was acquired by Learfield Sports in early February. Brown Bears Sports Properties will office on campus, which will allow a close working relationship with the entire Brown Athletics administration. The property manages all aspects of the multimedia rights including venue signage, event sponsorships/marketing, corporate hospitality, radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows, television and digital sponsorships, including the official athletic website


 “We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Brown and will strive to be terrific partners and representatives by providing exceptional service to the corporate community to enhance the growth of the university brand. We’re excited to be off and running and look forward to building on the outstanding traditions already established here,” said Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown. 


In addition to its core business of nearly 100 collegiate multimedia rights properties which consist of institutional, conference and facility level partnerships, Learfield Sports is involved with collegiate ticketing, licensing and concessions, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup that annually awards top-performing athletic programs. Its multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics to fans globally. To learn more about the company’s 40-year history and portfolio, visit

18 Student-Athletes Contribute to Record Number of Academic All-District and Academic All-America Selections

July 28, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - Eighteen Brown student-athletes helped the Bears earn a record number of CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Disctrict and Academic All-America selections this past year. The 18 All-District selections exceed Brown's previous record of 13, which was met during the 2005-2006 academic year. In addition, seven of the 18 All-District honorees were recognized with CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, also a new Brown record.

The Bears' totals are also tops in the Ivy League, which set a new League-wide record with 82 All-District selections. Harvard followed Brown with 17 All-District selections, while Cornell (15) and Yale (14) also had at least 10 student-athletes honored. Penn (7), Dartmouth (4), Princeton (4), and Columbia (3) round out the League's All-District selections.

Brown's seven Academic All-Americans was also the top mark in the Ivy League, and was followed by Harvard and Penn, each with two, and Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Yale, all with one.

Of the 18 Brown student athletes to earn All-District honors, 13 were First Team selections and five were Second Team honorees. Five of the 13 First Team selections went on to earn Second Team Academic All-America honors, while two of the 13 earned Third Team Academic All-America honors. The group of 18 Brown honorees represents ten different sports, with baseball (five selections), football (two selections), men's soccer (two selections), and men's track & field (two selections) garnering multiple selections.

Brown's Academic All-Americans
Katie Auriemma '08 - Field Hockey - 2nd Team At-Large
J.J. Eno '08 - Baseball - 3rd Team Baseball
Ryan Graddy '08 - Track & Field - 2nd Team Men's Track & Field
Michelle Moses '09 - Softball - 3rd Team Softball
Paul Raymond '08 - Football - 2nd Team Football
Conor Reardon '08 - Baseball - 2nd Team Baseball
Dylan Sheehan '09 - Soccer - 2nd Team Men's Soccer

Brown's Academic All-District Selections
Katie Auriemma '08 - Field Hockey - 1st Team At-Large
Matt Britner '08 - Soccer - 2nd Team Men's Soccer
Kerrilynn Carney '08 - Soccer - 2nd Team Women's Soccer
Steve Daniels '09 - Baseball - 2nd Team Baseball
J.J. Eno '08 - Baseball - 1st Team Baseball
Mike Gartner '09 - Men's Water Polo - 2nd Team At-Large
Ryan Graddy '08 - Track & Field - 1st Team Men's Track & Field
Smita Gupta '08 - Track & Field - 2nd Team Women's Track & Field
Brian Kelaher '08 - Baseball - 1st Team Baseball
Mark McAndrew '08 - Basketball - 1st Team Men's Basketball
Michelle Moses '09 - Softball - 1st Team Softball
Ryan Murphy '08 - Baseball - 1st Team Baseball
Paul Raymond '08 - Football - 1st Team Football
Conor Reardon '08 - Baseball - 1st Team Baseball
Dylan Sheehan '09 - Soccer - 1st Team Men's Soccer
AJ Tracey '08 - Football - 1st Team Football
Sarah Wu '08 - Women's Crew - 1st Team At-Large
Ari Zamir '08 - Track & Field - 1st Team Men's Track & Field