Florida Gulf Coast University and Evolution Labs Announce Launch of Mobile and Web Student-Athlete Success Program

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SA360™ program will become a mandatory component to help FGCU athletes succeed on and off the field

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Eagle360 promises to be a ‘student-centric’ toolkit for our student-athletes, one that can help them achieve personal as well as academic success while helping them juggle all of their responsibilities as Division I athletes

Evolution Labs announced today that Florida Gulf Coast University has selected its SA360 platform to help student-athletes increase their chances of personal, academic and athletic success. SA360 provides student-athletes with engaging mobile app and web-based content on topics ranging from NCAA compliance to health and wellness to academic skills. Athletic advisors and coaches will use the tools and content in the program to better support players throughout the athletic season and academic year.

“Eagle360 [FGCU’s personalized version of SA360] promises to be a ‘student-centric’ toolkit for our student-athletes, one that can help them achieve personal as well as academic success while helping them juggle all of their responsibilities as Division I athletes,” said Kathy Peterson, Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services and Senior Woman Administrator at FGCU. “Athletes’ busy schedules can make finding the time to engage in new content or curricula very challenging. Eagle360 enables them to learn and interact on their own time, which we believe will increase the likelihood that student-athletes will utilize it.”

SA360 covers important success topics, including mental health, study and test-taking skills, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, NCAA compliance and career preparedness. It utilizes pulse surveys, social media, interactive self-tests and digital video to keep students returning for fresh content. FGCU plans to debut the program to all of its athletes this summer.

“As a Division I institution which fields a number of highly competitive men’s and women’s teams, FGCU understands the importance of delivering success content when and where students want it,” said Tracy Howe, Co-founder at Evolution Labs. “SA360 connects with students where they are most comfortable--at their desk or on a bus traveling to an away game--while also tracking the extent to which athletes engage in content and achieve associated learning outcomes.”

About Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics Having just completed its 9th year as a Division-I member, FGCU has won a combined 53 conference regular season and tournament titles as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. In just five years of D-I postseason eligibility, FGCU has made 23 total NCAA Championship appearances, and seven programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sports. In 2014-15, FGCU finished 9th in the Division I-AAA Learfield Sports Director Cup final standings, ahead of several prominent Big East, Missouri Valley and Atlantic 10 Conference members. Ticket information for upcoming events is available at FGCUAthletics.com/tickets or by calling 239-590-7145. Additional news and schedule information is available at FGCUAthletics.com. Follow us on Twitter (@FGCUEagles), Facebook (/FGCUAthletics), Instagram (@FGCUAthletics) and YouTube (/FGCUAthletics).

About Evolution Labs
Evolution Labs is changing the way students engage with schools and the way schools engage students. Its proprietary software platform helps schools recruit, enroll and retain students and their parents (driving inquiries, apps, yield and retention). The company’s SA360 and S360 engagement platform provides institutions with technology and a highly immersive content experience to better connect with students while driving more successful educational outcomes.

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