December 14, 2012

UMW Athletics Signs Athletic Apparel and Footwear Deal With Nike

The University of Mary Washington has signed an agreement with BSN Sports to become a Nike-affiliated athletic department, according to Athletic Director Ken Tyler.

“We are very pleased to enter into this partnership with BSN and Nike", said Tyler. "There will be a real benefit to our department in terms of cost savings, quality gear, and consistent messaging. Being affiliated with the most well-known athletic brand in the world will motivate our student-athletes and enhance our recruiting. We’re thrilled to be a Nike school and look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.”

"BSN Sports is very excited to engage in a partnership with the University of Mary Washington", said BSN Regional Sales Manager Rob Reid. "In negotiations, we were able to vividly see the commitment to excellence in athletics at UMW. This fits in well with the company models of both BSN Sports and Nike. We look forward to a long term relationship and are excited to able to provide the athletic equipment and Nike apparel for the student athletes at Mary Washington."

Nike will become the sole provider for UMW athletics' uniforms, equipment, and footwear, starting January 1, 2013.