Brown Athletics Unveils Brown Bears Sports Properties As Its Dedicated Corporate Sponsorship Sales Unit

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– Brown University Athletics, in conjunction with Learfield Sports, has developed Brown Bears Sports Properties as its exclusive corporate sponsorship sales unit, as announced today by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. This dedicated unit is designed to support Brown Athletics’ initiative to enhance the service provided to local and regional businesses and further promote the Brown brand affinity to the corporate community. 


“We are excited about the development of Brown Bears Sports Properties,” said Hayes.  “Learfield Sports is a trusted leader in this field and has long-standing relationships with many college and university athletic programs.  We look forward to implementing the Learfield approach to generate innovative promotional ideas, customized programming and new asset offerings to Brown’s corporate partners.”


Leading Brown Bears Sports Properties is General Manager Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, who most recently served eight years as general sales manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox and taught sports management for nearly five years at Johnson & Wales University. Nelligan Sports Marketing, Brown Athletics’ former marketing partner, was acquired by Learfield Sports in early February. Brown Bears Sports Properties will office on campus, which will allow a close working relationship with the entire Brown Athletics administration. The property manages all aspects of the multimedia rights including venue signage, event sponsorships/marketing, corporate hospitality, radio game broadcasts and coaches’ shows, television and digital sponsorships, including the official athletic website


 “We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Brown and will strive to be terrific partners and representatives by providing exceptional service to the corporate community to enhance the growth of the university brand. We’re excited to be off and running and look forward to building on the outstanding traditions already established here,” said Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown. 


In addition to its core business of nearly 100 collegiate multimedia rights properties which consist of institutional, conference and facility level partnerships, Learfield Sports is involved with collegiate ticketing, licensing and concessions, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup that annually awards top-performing athletic programs. Its multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics to fans globally. To learn more about the company’s 40-year history and portfolio, visit

Fall Academic All-Ivy Honorees Announced

Dec. 4, 2008

Providence, RI -

The Ivy League released its fall list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being honored.  The five females and five males were starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.


Bridget Ballard, Jr., Soccer
CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-District; Second Team All-Ivy; Concentration: Neuroscience

Lindsay Cunningham, Sr., Soccer
Team tri-captain; CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-American; First Team Academic All-District; Second Team All-Ivy; Concentration: Commerce, Organizations & Entrepreneurship

Sara Eaton, Sr., Field Hockey
Second Team All-Region; Second Team All-Ivy; Concentration: History of Art and Architecture

Natalie Meyers,
Sr., Volleyball
All-Ivy Honorable Mention; Ranks third all-time on Brown’s career assist leaders; Concentration: Community Health

Ariel Wright, Jr., Cross Country
Placed 16th at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships; Concentration: Biomedical Engineering

Colin Cloherty, Sr., Football
Two-time All-Ivy tight end; led all Ivy League tight ends in receiving yards;
Concentration: History/Political Science

Michael Dougherty,
Sr., Football
Two-time All-Ivy quarterback; ranks 10th nationally in passing yards;10th in total offense and 12th in completions; Concentration: Economics

Mike Gartner, Sr., Water Polo
First Team All-East and All-North; Led Brown in scoring with 59 goals and 114 ejections drawn; Concentration: Applied Math

Duriel Hardy,
Jr., Cross Country
First Team All-Ivy; Earned fifth-place at Ivy League Cross Country Heptagonal Championship; Concentration: Neuroscience

Jarrett Leech, Sr., Soccer
Honorable Mention All-Ivy goalkeeper; Finished 2008 season with 6-2-1 record; Concentration: Neuroscience