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by: Stetson University
Stetson Athletics Partners with ACS Athletics
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  07/09/2012
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AUSTIN, TX - Stetson University, a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and the Pioneer Football League, has selected ACS Athletics as its recruiting and operational technology provider.  The Hatters will implement technology solutions in the areas of recruiting, compliance monitoring and roster management in an effort to improve staff performance, reduce risk, and provide coaches with cutting-edge recruiting tools.

"With the ongoing growth of the Stetson Athletics program, we recognized the need to be more efficient in managing the recruiting process," Stetson University Director of Athletics Jeff Altier said. "But, streamlining and simplifying the recruiting process is just part of what our partnership with ACS will allow our staff to do. We will be able to better manage and track student-athletes throughout their time at Stetson in order to provide the best possible experience for each student.

"From recruitment, to academics, health care and publicity, our partnership with ACS will enable our staff to better serve the needs of every student-athlete through their years of competition and on to the ultimate goal, graduation."

With ACS Athletics InControlTM software, Stetson will automate many of the paper-driven processes that previously existed within the department and streamline the management of recruiting and student-athlete information.  Further, ACS solutions will allow Stetson coaches to focus more on building relationships in the recruiting process and enhancing the experience of current student-athletes.

"Its exciting to be working with a growing athletics program such as Stetson University," said Phillip Engle, ACS President and CEO.  "Jeff and his staff are committed to operating a competitive athletics program with integrity, and our team is excited about helping the Stetson staff and coaches succeed at a very high level for years to come."

About ACS Athletics

ACS Athletics (ACS) is the leading provider of integrated web and mobile solutions for increasing operational performance and reducing risk in collegiate athletics departments.  ACS gives customers a competitive advantage by providing an integrated, holistic approach to managing athletic department operational, compliance, student-athlete information and communications on one platform.  ACS customers are more efficient, organized and compliant, and are better positioned to communicate and develop relationships that are vital to their success.  ACS proudly services athletic departments in the top conferences including the Atlantic 10 Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference, Big Sky Conference, Big South Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big West Conference, Capital Athletic Conference, Centennial Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Conference USA, Empire 8, Ivy Group, Mid-American Conference, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West Conference, Northeast Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Pacific-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, Southern Conference, Southland Conference, Sun Belt Conference, The Summit League, West Coast Conference, and Western Athletic Conference.  ACS Athletics was founded in 1999 and is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About Stetson University

The Stetson University Athletic Department strives to provide students with a sound educational experience through a holistic and collaborative athletic program that allows students to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically. Excellence is pursued through participation in a successful Division I, NCAA program, superior coaching, interaction among coaches, faculty, students, and staff, and a diversity of student-athlete activities based on a liberal-arts education. Students develop leadership through sport participation and community activities. In unison with the University Mission, the Athletic program helps students pursue truth by actively recruiting and providing a diverse and caring environment that values and commits to the rights and fair treatment of all people regardless of race, religion, or gender. The Athletic Program (Department) encourages its student athletes to be morally sensitive and contributing citizens through active forms of social responsibility.

Stetson University competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference and Pioneer Football league, sponsors 18 sports and provides athletics participation opportunities for more than 300 student-athletes.

Stetson Athletic Department