AUSTIN, TX – Maryville University, an NCAA Division II institution competing in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, has selected ACS Athletics as its technology provider for the intercollegiate athletics program. The Saints will implement solutions in the areas of recruiting, compliance and student-athlete information management, including integrating the ACS InControlTM system with existing student information systems on campus.
“Maryville University is excited for the opportunity to enter into this partnership with ACS Athletics,” said Tonya Charland, Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Maryville. “ACS is a comprehensive software solutions system that will allow the entire compliance operation to be extremely efficient and user friendly.”
In addition to the compliance solutions implemented at Maryville, coaches will have access to best-in-class recruiting tools to give them an edge over the competition. Further, Maryville will have a complete end-to-end student-athlete lifecycle management solution for the very first time.
“The software program will be able to assist with many aspects surrounding the matriculation of student-athletes; from prospective student-athlete, to current student-athlete, to alum,” said Charland. “Overall, ACS Athletics will assist the Department of Athletics in their continued efforts to integrate with the entire campus community.”
Charland also indicated that following a thorough assessment of departmental needs and evaluation of the solutions ACS offered to address those needs, Maryville chose ACS based on the company’s battle-tested solutions and reputation within the industry. “ACS Athletics has a proven track record in intercollegiate athletics, and we look forward to experiencing the game-changing benefits that ACS will provide to our campus.”
“The ACS team is excited about working with Maryville University athletics,” said Phillip Engle, ACS President and CEO. “In our first meeting with them, the Maryville athletics staff told us that the inability to access student information from their campus systems was a real problem. Once we met with their IT staff it was clear to all of us that we were a better option for their department than the previous systems they had tried. We’re excited that we can offer a proven solution to help Maryville solve this problem.”
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 Maryville University
Maryville University - St. Louis Department of Athletics believes intercollegiate athletics is an integral component of higher education, and the student-athlete’s educational experience is enhanced by participation in amateur sports while striving for academic excellence.
Maryville University also seeks to establish and maintain an environment that values diversity and gender equity while emphasizing physical and mental well-being among its student-athletes and athletics staff. In pursuit of athletics excellence it is further believed that athletics provides the student-athlete the opportunity for self-discovery and to develop principles of discipline, fair play, sportsmanship, and ethical conduct.
To facilitate this philosophy Maryville University is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Maryville University sponsors 18 sports and provides athletics participation opportunities for more than 275 student-athletes.