West Virginia Announced as 2018 Property of the Year

IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions announced West Virginia University as its “Property of the Year” at the 2019 IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions’ conference for its general managers last week in Orlando, Florida.

In addition to Property of the Year, the Mountaineers’ General Manager Lee Harris was recognized as “Rookie General Manager of the Year” and Associate General Manager Derek Stahl was announced as the “Salesperson of the Year”.

“We’re extremely proud and excited to be bringing these titles back to Morgantown,” said Harris. “These accolades have as much to do with our sales team’s hard work this past year as it does with the great partnership that we have with the WVU administration. We look forward to sharing these and celebrating our achievements with them.”

The Property of the Year Award is presented to the IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions team that shows over-achievement with sales goals, creative initiatives to promote staff development, and a continual focus to build positive administrative relationships.

“Congratulations to the WVU ticket sales team for being named the 2018 IMGL Ticket Solutions Property of the Year, to Derek Stahl for being named Salesperson of the Year and to Lee Harris for being named the Rookie GM of the Year,” said WVU Senior Associate Athletic Director Matt Wells. “The entire ticket sales team has done a phenomenal job of promoting WVU Athletics to Mountaineer Nation, and it is exciting to see their hard work rewarded with these honors. In his first year as GM, Lee has done a terrific job of further strengthening an already strong partnership, and we look forward to seeing him continue to take our property to the next level in the coming years.”

Penn State took home a total of nine awards including “Top Group Sales Property of the Year”. Amanda Shugarts, general manager of the Tennessee Vols team, was honored as the “General Manager of the Year”.


Additional IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions team and individual awards included:

Top Selling General Manager – Ross Nigro (Colorado)

Sales Trainer of the Year – Brendan Jones (North Carolina)

Hustle Award – Trevor Taylor (Appalachian State)

Rookie of the Year Property – Seton Hall

Play of the Year – Penn State and Western Kentucky (tie)


Individual Group Sales awards were as follows:

10,000+ Club

Ross Nigro, Colorado – Top Seller

Bradley Reynolds, Duke

5,000+ Club

Jordan Davis, Illinois

Colbjorn Erlandson, Duke

Jenny Gilbert, Duke

Lee Harris, West Virginia

Brian Howell, Duke

Jonathan Jick, Missouri

Will McGrath, Penn State

Matt Segall, Temple

Amanda Shugarts, Tennessee

Dan Stahl, South Carolina

Derek Stahl, West Virginia

Thomas Stolley, Northern Illinois

Blake Woodward, South Carolina

Now representing 47 collegiate and professional partners, IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions added 11 on-site collegiate partnerships in 2018 including App State, EKU, Georgia, Houston, Iowa, Northern Arizona, Seton Hall, SMU, TCU, Troy, and UC Irvine. For more information on IMGLTS and its solutions, visit learfieldamplify.com or contact Tyler Reichwein at (352) 223-9361 or [email protected].