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 www.brownbears.com.

 

 “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 www.learfieldsports.com

Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced

Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its spring list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized.  The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

 
MEN:

Senior Gavin Crynes – Men’s Crew
Concentration: Neuroscience
-Rowed in varsity eight boat all season and helped lead crew to an undefeated regular season a fifth-place finish at the IRA National Championships.

Junior Pete Greskoff – Baseball
Concentration: Engineering
- First Team All-Ivy after leading league in homeruns, RBI and total bases; Set a new Brown single-season record with 17 homeruns.

Senior Duriel Hardy – Track & Field
Concentration: Neuroscience
- NCAA Qualifier in the 10,000m run; Second Team All-Ivy in both the 5,000 and 10,000.

Junior Craig Kinsley – Track & Field
Concentration: Geological Sciences
-NCAA Champion in javelin & All-American; Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year; First Team All-Ivy in javelin.

Senior Reade Seligmann – Lacrosse
Concentration: History 
- First Team All-Ivy and All-New England midfielder; Ranked third in the Ivy League and 21st nationally in assists.

 

WOMEN

Senior Kristie Chin – Softball
Concentration: Architectural Studies
- Second Team All-Ivy; CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Second Team All-District; Combined for a 14-5 record with a 2.14 ERA to rank third in the Ivy League

Junior Lauren Libfraind – Crew
Concentration: Biology
- Rowed in the varsity eight boat and helped Bears to a fifth-place team finish at the NCAA Championship; Named to the All-Region team and was a CRCA Scholar-Athlete

Senior Lauren Presant – Water Polo
Concentration: Human Biology 
- First Team All-East; First Team All-North; Scored a team-high 86 goals and dished out 34 assists; Helped Brown to ECAC Championship.

Junior Brynn Smith – Track & Field
Concentration: Public Policy & American Inst.
- NCAA Qualifier in hammer throw; First Team All-Ivy in hammer throw

Junior Paris Waterman
Concentration: Commerce, Organization & Entrepreneurship
- First Team All-Ivy; First Team IWLCA North Region.