Pomona-Pitzer Athletics and Nike Announce Multi-year Apparel Partnership

sagehen_nikeClaremont, Calif. (June 20, 2016)—Pomona-Pitzer Athletics has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Nike.

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all 21 varsity Pomona-Pitzer athletic teams will transition to all-Nike competition and practice apparel, travel gear and coaching staff apparel. Eastbay will serve as a local distributor as part of the agreement.

“We are thrilled to enter into a partnership with such a leading sportswear brand as Nike,” said Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine. “This will provide a boost to the overall student-athlete experience as we continue to focus on the positive momentum and visibility of athletics on the Pomona and Pitzer campuses.”

The new partnership with Nike will help provide a consistent look for the Pomona-Pitzer varsity sports teams, building upon the team culture and campus spirit surrounding Sagehen Athletics.

“The student-athletes were all incredibly excited to hear about Pomona-Pitzer’s new Nike deal,” said senior women’s basketball player and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Alaina Woo. “We always talk about how the most enjoyable aspect of Sagehen Athletics is having a feeling of community. It is great to see Lesley and the Athletics Department making such an effort to maintain and improve our experience and opportunities as student-athletes.”

The Sagehen fall sports teams will introduce their new uniforms before the start of the fall 2016 season.

About Pitzer College

Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.

About Sagehen Athletics

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.

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