Athletics Signs Nike Contract With Kangaroo Crossing

Athletics Signs Nike Contract With Kangaroo Crossing

Worcester, Mass. (April 6) -- The Assumption College Department of Athletics has signed a three-year contract extension with Kangaroo Crossing as the department's official Nike apparel and equipment supplier, as announced by Nick Smith, director of athletics.

"We are very happy to announce the extension of our partnership with Kangaroo Crossing and Nike as our official apparel and equipment provider," said Smith. "We appreciate all of their hard work with our student-athletes, coaches and staff and I am excited to continue this long-standing relationship that we have with Kangaroo and Nike."

Kangaroo Crossing, which is located in Worcester, is the oldest Nike Team Dealer in New England and has worked with the Assumption College Department of Athletics for a number of years. As the official Nike provider, Kangaroo Crossing outfits each of the College's 24 intercollegiate athletic programs as the Hounds currently have over 550 student-athletes.

 "Kangaroo Crossing is extremely pleased to be continuing our relationship with Assumption College and very proud to be Assumption College's premier Nike Team athletic supplier," said Jim Best `88. "We look forward to a bright working relationship for all of us."

Nike is an American multi-national corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. Founded in 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, Nike has evolved into the worldwide leader in football and apparel and outfits many of the top collegiate sports programs in the country, as well as a wide array of professional sports organizations.

In 2015, Assumption placed third out of 15 institutions in the Northeast-10 Conference President's Cup, which measures overall success of each institution's athletic programs based on regular-season finish in the conference standings. In 2015-2016, the Hounds captured Northeast-10 Conference postseason championships in both football and swimming and diving, while also capturing the league's field hockey regular-season title. In addition to the increased athletic success, the department had an overall student-athlete GPA of over a 3.0 and continues to excel in the community through a variety of service projects.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 42 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs—each through an educational experience that grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students—whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus—become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit

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