Lexington, KY -- iHigh.com® and the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) today announced a partnership between the two organizations in an effort to build more interest and recognition for the Conference, its member schools and its student-athletes. This new partnership will be called the KIAC Digital Network.
Through the use of iHigh's feature-rich platform, the KIAC and many of its member schools will have the ability to broadcast their events to fans all over the world - including broadcasting to mobile devices.
The KIAC Digital Network website will include live and archived broadcasts, videos, photos and articles from member KIAC institutions.
The KIAC is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and has twelve member schools in Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Missouri including Alice Lloyd College, Asbury University, Berea College, Brescia University, Carlow University, Cincinnati Christian University, Indiana University East, Indiana University Southeast, Midway College, Mountain State University, Point Park University and the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy.
"I am personally looking forward to providing an avenue through iHigh.com that allows our members to showcase their student-athletes to fans all over the world. The Conference, our student-athletes and our member schools will greatly benefit from the exposure made possible through this affiliation with iHigh.com," said Commissioner Bill Melton.
"iHigh.com is excited to partner with the KIAC and its 12 member schools," said Jim Host, CEO of iHigh.com. "We look forward to increasing the KIAC's visibility, while also forging new avenues of revenue opportunities for the Conference and its member schools. Now, fans, alumni, friendsand family can watch KIAC athletes on computers, smart phones, and smart TVs," said Host.
Visit the KIAC Digital Network on iHigh.com by logging on to http://kiacsports.ihigh.com .
iHigh.com®, Inc., the Global Youth Network, provides free Web services and Web tools to schools, students and other youth organizations around the world that allow sports teams and other groups to post live streaming video, stories, photos, video clips, schedules and other information to a page customized with a group's colors and logos. For more information, go to http://www.iHigh.com.
About the KIAC:
The KIAC is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Conference fields 14 sports in total, seven for men and seven for women. Sports for women are basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. The men's sports are basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and cross country. The KIAC recognizes hundreds of athletes and staff each year with awards which include weekly players of the week, all conference teams, all conference coaches, all scholar athletes, female athlete of the year, and male athlete of the year. The awards give each KIAC participant a chance to be recognized for on and off the field achievement. The Conference embraces the NAIA's Champions of Character program, becoming the first conference to offer funding to member schools to pursue projects in their hometown communities. A separate section on the KIAC website profiles the efforts of the Conference towards the core values of Champions of Character.