NEW BALANCE SIGNS SEVEN-TIME NCAA CHAMPION RUNNER ABBEY D’AGOSTINO
BOSTON, June 18, 2014 – Global athletic leader New Balance announced today the signing of Abbey D’Agostino to a multi-year endorsement contract. D’Agostino, who graduated from Dartmouth College this month, is the most decorated individual female athlete in Ivy League history. During her college career she was a seven-time National Champion, sixteen-time Ivy League Champion, thirteen-time All-American and the first Ivy League athlete, male or female, to win the NCAA Cross Country National Championship.
“I felt an immediate connection with the values and people New Balance represents,” says D’Agostino. “There is a collective spirit of joy and community; those are the conditions under which I have found this sport to be the most fulfilling and fun! It's an incredible blessing and privilege to join that kind of team."
“We are thrilled that Abbey has chosen to join the New Balance running family,” says John Evans, Running Sports Marketing General Manager at New Balance. “Her intelligence, character and personality make her a perfect fit for our brand and our select roster of fast Team New Balance athletes. Abbey is an incredible talent, and we look forward to helping her achieve all her running goals with superior New Balance product, innovation and support.”
A Topsfield, MA native, D’Agostino will live and train in Boston, MA under Coach Mark Coogan. D’Agostino’s first meet as a professional, and member of Team New Balance will be June 27, 2014 in Sacramento, CA at the USATF Outdoor Championships where she will compete in the 5000m.
About New Balance:
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently the only major shoe company that manufactures athletic footwear in the U.S.; in 2013, 1 out of every 4 pairs of shoes we sold in the U.S. was made or assembled here. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4,000 associates around the globe, and in 2013 reported worldwide sales of $2.73 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit http://www.newbalance.com.
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