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Next College Student Athlete Partners With University Athlete, Hires Founder, Marc Swindle

University Athlete provides electronic roster and schedule information to help
college coaches recruit athletes

CHICAGO (January 29, 2019) — Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network, today announced its partnership with University Athlete, the premier digital communications tool for college coaches and athletes. In addition, NCSA has named University Athlete Founder Marc Swindle as Director of Strategy and Customer Experience.

The partnership will grant University Athlete’s network of more than 300,000 athletes, access and discounts to NCSA’s free and premium recruiting services. Further, NCSA and University Athlete are creating exclusive integrations between their college and athlete profile services to provide best in class software for recruiters and athletes.

NCSA’s educational recruiting tools and information will be available to all University Athlete members, however in order to be added to the NCSA recruiting network and gain access to NCSA’s robust network of college coaches, University Athlete members must opt-in when creating an athlete profile.

Founded in 2004, University Athlete combines the convenience of an online database with powerful mobile software to assist college coaches' recruiting efforts at volleyball tournaments across the country. Today, University Athlete supports more than 300 events a year.

With the help of University Athlete, colleges attending tournaments can instantly find a specific player, identify new players, evaluate athletes, and take notes without missing any of the action. More than 300 NCAA Division I and over 500 NCAA Division II, III, Juco and NAIA programs use University Athlete.

“University Athlete has been a valuable tool for college coaches for over 10 years and has helped revolutionize the recruiting process,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “We’re excited to add Marc Swindle to our team - he brings extensive product experience and will be a tremendous asset to NCSA as we look to make the recruiting process easier not only for athletes and their families, but also college coaches.” 

In December, Swindle retired as head coach of the U.S. Airforce Academy women’s volleyball, where he spent nine seasons with the program. Before joining the Airforce Academy staff, Swindle spent two years as a volunteer assistant at the University of New Mexico.

Prior to coaching at the collegiate level, Swindle spent more than 20 years as a club coach and 10 years as the director of the New Mexico Juniors volleyball club. Swindle is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and played on their men’s volleyball team.

Swindle joins a powerful NCSA volleyball staff which includes 4 former college coaches and 3 All-Americans.

“I’m very excited to join NCSA and leverage my years as a club and college coach along with my recruiting background with University Athlete to help guide volleyball players on their path to college,” said Swindle. “While I’ve only been with NCSA a short time, it’s evident with how much everyone cares about the student-athletes we help.”

About NCSA

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC, NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting hundreds  of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year. Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

About University Athlete

Founded in 2004, University Athlete is the premier digital communications tool connecting college coaches and athletes. With a network of over 300,000 athletes, UA combines the convenience of an online database with powerful mobile software to assist college coaches' recruiting efforts at tournaments across the U.S.

UA supports more than 300 events a year and is used by 300+ NCAA Division I and 500+ NCAA Division II, III, Juco and NAIA programs. For more information about UA, visit http://universityathlete.com.

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