Seton Hall Athletics Partners with Under Armour
Global Performance Brand to Serve as Exclusive Footwear and Apparel Supplier of the Pirates' Division I Athletic Teams
April 25, 2014
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University and Under Armour, Inc (NYSE:UA) today announced that the global leader in sports performance and innovation will be the exclusive outfitter for all Seton Hall varsity sports teams, beginning July 1, 2014.
As part of the multi-year agreement, Under Armour will design and supply the footwear, apparel and equipment for training and game-day uniforms for each of the university's men's and women's 14 varsity athletics teams starting in the 2014-15 season. The comprehensive agreement also includes marketing and promotional opportunities.
"We are thrilled to align Seton Hall Athletics with such a prominent brand and industry leader," said Seton Hall University Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. "We strive to provide premier resources for our athletic programs in order to compete at the highest level, and we believe this partnership demonstrates our commitment to achieving that goal."
Lyons continued, "This collaboration will greatly benefit our student-athletes, affording them access to the highest quality apparel, footwear and equipment that is built with the latest technology to allow for a competitive advantage on the field of play. Under Armour is equally devoted in contributing to the success of our teams and student-athletes, which has been affirmed through their dedication to this partnership."
"As one of the founding members of the powerhouse BIG EAST Conference and an esteemed athletic and academic institution with an impressive legacy of success, Seton Hall is an ideal addition to our roster of NCAA partners," said Nick Carparelli, Senior Director, Collegiate Sports, Under Armour. "Under Armour is proud to provide our state-of-the-art performance innovations to Seton Hall University student-athletes and to partner with them as we advance our mission to make all athletes better."
Seton Hall represents Under Armour's fourteenth Division I all-school partnership, a roster that includes the University of Notre Dame, US Naval Academy Athletic Association, University of Maryland, Auburn University, St. John's University and the University of South Carolina.
About Seton Hall University
One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership -- developing students in mind, heart and spirit -- since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. Seton Hall is a founding member of the BIG EAST Conference and sponsors 14 Division I men's and women's athletic teams. For more information, visit www.shu.edu and www.shupirates.com .
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. Under Armour's wholly owned subsidiary, MapMyFitness, powers one of the world's largest Connected Fitness communities. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.