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INDUSTRY NEWS: Brendan Hansen Signs with NIKE -- May 20, 2004 Texas' Brendan Hansen set an American and NCAA mark in the 200 breaststroke

CARY, NC May 19,. WORLD and multiple NCAA Champion Brendan Hansen (Austin, Texas) has recently agreed to a multi-year endorsement deal with apparel giant, NIKE.

After recently finishing his NCAA eligibility, Hansen decided to sign on with NIKE because, “I felt that at NIKE I would have an opportunity to be part of their growth as a brand and also provide significant input into the development of their elite swimsuit. I like being part of their elite team wearing NIKE. If you look at the athletes that have endorsed NIKE in various sports, it would fill any sports Hall of Fame! I was flattered and proud that NIKE was so interested in my swimming career and me as a person” commented Hansen.

Brendan who is an avid outdoorsman, just shot a pictorial for the NY Times Magazine and a feature for Backpacking Magazine. Brendan's agent Evan Morgenstein, President of Premier Management Group, LLC, commented, “I recently had Brendan execute a keynote speech for Raleigh Swimming Association before over 400 attendees here in Cary, NC. He was terrific. Confident, well spoken with a riveting story that both swimmers and parents benefited from hearing. NIKE has a terrific young man with a huge upside and a work ethic that any company would be proud to associate with. Brendan thrives on the opportunity to give back in the swim community. The following week he executed a swim clinic with Josh Davis in San Antonio, Texas for almost 100 swimmers. Brendan’s future is limitless in and out of the pool.”

Brendan will compete in this weekend’s meet in Santa Clara.