The Stride Report has confirmed that Harvard distance star Maia Ramsden has signed a "Name, Image and Likeness" (NIL) deal with On, a Swiss athletic and performance sportswear brand. Ramsden now joins fellow collegiate distance standouts such as Ky Robinson, Cole Sprout, Juliette Whittaker, Amy Bunnage and Olivia Markezich who have also signed NIL deals with On earlier this year.
Robinson, Sprout and Bunnage, all of Stanford, signed NIL deals with On as recently as middle-to-late September. Former Tennessee star Dylan Jacobs also decided to go pro earlier this year with On.
Here's what Ramsden had to say about her recent NIL signing...
"I'm super excited for the opportunity to join such a forward-looking company!" Ramsden explained. "I think that On's focus on sustainability is awesome and should be a role model for other athletic brands. I am appreciative of the culture of On where athletes are contributing directly to developing both products and big ideas, including about sustainable futures."
"I also think On's international community of athletes who are genuinely friends with one another is an amazing thing to get to be a part of."
Maia Ramsden has evolved into one of the most dangerous and dynamic distance talents in the NCAA over the last year. The Crimson ace has produced outstanding personal bests of 2:43 (1k), 4:08 (1500), 4:30 (mile), 8:54 (3k) and 15:40 (5k). In total, she has amassed four All-American honors, including a 1500 meter national title in the spring where she shockingly upset Katelyn Tuohy for gold.
The Ivy League standout has also been fantastic on the grass, placing 7th at both the Cowboy Jamboree and the Nuttycombe Invitational last fall before securing an 11th place finish at the 2022 NCAA XC Championships. She'll now enter this year's rendition of the Nuttycombe Invitational as a favorite for a top-five finish.
It should be noted that Ramsden is a multiple-time national champion in her home country of New Zealand, winning back-to-back 1500 meter titles at the 2019 and 2020 U20 New Zealand Championships.
Yet again, On continues to aggressively (and successfully) pursue top collegiate stars as they seemingly aim to capitalize on the recently-approved NIL opportunities within the NCAA.
By adding Ramsden, On now boasts a collegiate NIL roster that has won a total of six NCAA titles and is represented by three different countries, further strengthening the international presence of the fast-rising performance brand.