STM graduate Haleigh Timmer signs NIL agreement with Benson Sports Training | New



Although she moved to Brookings to join the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team, Haleigh Timmer has formed a partnership to maintain ties with young athletes in her hometown community. native.

The 2021 St. Thomas More graduate announced last month that she had signed a NIL deal with Benson Sports Training, a Rapid City fitness organization.

New NCAA laws came into effect in July that allow student-athletes to sign sponsorship agreements and financially benefit from their name, image and likeness, hence NIL.

Timmer, an athlete in three sports at the STM (basketball, volleyball and track and field) has been part of Benson Sports Training and has worked with owner Scott Benson since the age of 10.

“Training with him has given me a lot of success and opportunities in the sports I have played. I have been very loyal to her business and constantly lifted (weights) at Benson, ”she said. “I think there are positive things both ways, so it was a very good opportunity for me and I think it will be a good partnership.”

Haleigh Timmer, 2021 Female Athlete of the Year, speaks at the Rapid City Sports Hall of Fame and Recognition Banquet on June 25 at the Monument.

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Timmer, the 2021 South Dakota Miss Basketball, is the first NIL signing for Benson Sports Training, said Scott Benson, with half a dozen more in the pipeline, to be announced over the next few weeks.

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Benson said Timmer was a good fit for a partnership because of his athleticism, high character, and active social media presence.

“Haleigh is obviously a well-known athlete, not only in our community but across the state, and she’s a great person to represent our company,” he said. “A lot of young children admire him and hopefully are looking for the same opportunities Haleigh had to improve as an athlete.”

Among her responsibilities as a spokesperson for Benson Sports Training, Timmer said she would promote the organization through social media with testimonials. She has also been fitted with a discount code which, if used to register, will earn her her commission.

“I hope people in the Rapid City area can see the success I have had from the training I had with Scott, and I hope more people decide to join and join the youth “she said. “I think that would be really cool.”

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