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

Ivy League Announces Winter Academic All-Ivy

Winter Ivy League Academic All-Ivy

Providence, RI- The Ivy League announced its list of winter Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes recognized for their excellence on and off the field. The student-athletes were starters or key reserves on their varsity sports teams, and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

Anthony Borelli                    Sr.       Ice Hockey     Grand Island, NY     
Economics concentrator
First Team All-Ivy; 3rd Team ECAC All-Star; 5th nationally in GAA; 3rd nationally in save pct. 

Kelly McGuire                      Sr.       Fencing          Park City, UT           
Neuroscience and Visual Arts concentrator
Placed 10th at the NCAA Championship in Epee; 3rd at the NCAA Regionals 

Dennis Robertson                 Jr.       Ice Hockey     Fort St. John, BC    
Business Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentrator
First Team All-Ivy; Captain 

Matthew Sullivan                 Sr.       Basketball     Wilmette, IL             
Economics concentrator
First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American; Second Team All-Ivy; 1,033 career points; Captain 

William Watterson               Jr.       Wrestling       Pound Ridge, NY     
History concentrator
NCAA Qualifier; Placed 4th at the Eastern Championship   

Lauren Clarke                      Jr.       Basketball     Colts Neck, NJ         
Business Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentrator
Second Team All-Ivy; Ivy League's sixth leading scorer

Katherine Hawrot                Jr.       Fencing          Barrington, RI                      
Health & Human Biology concentrator
Second Team All-Ivy; finished fifth in foil at Ivy Championship 

Kristin Jackson                    Sr.       Swimming     Falmouth, ME                      
Environmental Studies concentrator
Finished fourth at Ivy Championship in 200 breaststroke; second fastest time in school history in 100 and 200 breaststroke 

Emma Leblanc                      Jr.       Skiing                        Darien, CT               
Biology concentrator
ECSC MacConnell Division Skier of the Year 

Michalle Shnayder              Jr.       Gymnastics    Lincolnshire, IL       
Neuroscience and Science & Society concentrator
All-Around champion at the Ivy Classic; 2nd team All-ECAC