DURHAM, NC – [Tuesday, May 14, 2019] – Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for collegiate and professional organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Southern Illinois athletic department. With Teamworks, the Salukis will better serve student-athletes by streamlining communication and operations to eliminate wasted time. In addition to Teamworks’ core offerings, SIU will leverage Teamworks Academics to improve the academic success of all student-athletes.
“I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact Teamworks can have in keeping everyone connected and focused,” said Jerry Kill, SIU Director of Athletics. “With Teamworks, we are improving the experience of every Saluki student-athlete by streamlining communication with the people around them, from academics and media to equipment and sports medicine. Giving our student-athletes time back in their day through Teamworks is invaluable.”
With Teamworks Academics, the Salukis will simplify the logistics around academic support to improve outcomes. With repetitive work streamlined, SIU will be able to address the unique academic needs of each student-athlete through individualized objective-based learning plans. Teamworks Academics is a new solution, launching in Summer 2019.
“Teamworks is a key investment as we work to ensure the most individually supportive and success-focused environment for each of our 350 student-athletes,” said Liz Jarnigan, SIU Senior Woman Administrator/Internal Operations. “Especially with the addition of Teamworks Academics, we will be at our best across the department in terms of engagement, efficiency and connectivity.”
The Salukis join more than 2,000 NCAA Division I teams in partnership with Teamworks to seamlessly connect student-athletes, coaches and staff.
“We’re proud to welcome Southern Illinois to the Teamworks Family,” said Zach Maurides, CEO and Founder of Teamworks. “Student-athletes have more responsibilities than ever before. We look forward to working with SIU to simplify the moving pieces around student-athletes to drive success in competition and the classroom.”
Teamworks is the leading athlete engagement platform, empowering more than 2,500 clients around the world to better connect and collaborate by simplifying their internal processes. Based in Durham, North Carolina, and founded in 2004, Teamworks continues to invest heavily in technology and expand the team to respond to the increasing customer demand. Organizations that depend on Teamworks to create a culture of communication and accountability include more than 2,000 NCAA Division I programs including every Autonomous Conference institution; professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and EPL; collegiate and professional conferences; and national governing bodies. Visit www.teamworks.com for more information.
About Southern Illinois University and Saluki Athletics
Excellence on the field of competition and in the classroom is the standard at Southern Illinois University and Saluki Athletics, which provides 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. All sports compete at the NCAA Division I level within the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), except for football, which belongs to the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC), and men’s swimming & diving, which competes in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The proud Saluki tradition includes many former professional athletes, 50 Olympic athletes, and recent NCAA post-season appearances by men’s basketball, football, softball, men’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s track & field. SIU leads the MVC with 98 Academic All-Americans all-time.