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May 4, 2009

Harvard University partners with PrestoSports

May 4, 2009

For more information, contact:
Mike Donlin
(301) 841-7327
mike@prestosports.com

 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH PRESTOSPORTS
Nation's largest Division I athletics program preparing for summer launch

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Harvard University, the nation's oldest college, has partnered with PrestoSports for its athletics web site. Harvard will transition its site which features the nation's largest athletics program to PrestoSports for a summer launch.

"We're excited for the tremendous opportunity to work with Harvard," says PrestoSports COO Patrick B. Summers. "In 2009, we have made it a focus to bring our expertise to the Division I market. Our team is eager to meet the challenges of the nation's largest athletics department."

PrestoSports will provide its solutions to Harvard's entire department of athletics encompassing intercollegiate and recreational sport offerings. The new athletics site will incorporate video streaming, a fan-friendly interactive live statistics platform and a constantly evolving content management system.

"Harvard conducted a lengthy search process over several months for our web provider," says Harvard University Director of Athletic Communications Kurt Svoboda. "From the outset PrestoSports stood out as a knowledgeable partner that was capable of providing highly customizable solutions to our comprehensive and complex Division I athletic department."

Established in 1636 as the nation's first college, Harvard offers academic and athletics opportunities to its students that are virtually unsurpassed at American universities. Athletics has been a key part of Harvard's tradition and history. Harvard is committed to providing "Athletics for All Students" through competitive and recreational athletics. The intercollegiate program stresses Leadership and Competitive Excellence in Division I Athletics. Its 41 varsity sports are the most offered by any NCAA institution. Harvard's student-athletes and teams have captured 138 National Championships, 337 Ivy Championships and 199 Harvard athletes have also been Olympians.

PrestoSports is a leading technology provider to collegiate athletic departments with services including web site design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandizing, and officiating.  With more than 40 years of combined staff experience in college athletics and collegiate marketing solutions, PrestoSports creates innovative solutions as unique as each of its clients.

For more information, please contact Mike Donlin at (301) 841-7327 or via email at mike@prestosports.com.

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