Student-athletes from 8 different universities enter NIL partnerships with MoneyLion, a destination for personalized financial products and advice. The members of the inaugural MoneyLion NIL Team include:
- Armando Bacot – University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball
- Azzi Fudd – University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball
- Brenden Rice – University of Southern California Men’s Football
- Ellie Sutter – University of Nevada Cheer
- Jalynn Holmes – Temple University Women’s Basketball
- Kaleb Alva – Pennsylvania State University Men’s Soccer
- Liz Gregorski – University of Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball
- Miyan Williams – Ohio State University Men’s Football
The new team will help the MoneyLion teach the next generation of student-athletes, college students, and fans how to manage money. The team of student-athletes consists of individuals who actively applied to join the program or were recruited based on their interest in financial literacy. As part of their involvement, each athlete will take part in financial education, create content on behalf of the brand, and attend branded events.
The MoneyLion NIL Team will be provided with special access to VIP events, webinars led by professional athletes, and unique opportunities such as appearing as a guest on Showtime’s top sports podcast, “All the Smoke”, giving the student-athletes one of the biggest platforms in the sports podcasting world to help amplify the financial literacy conversation.
In a released statement from MoneyLion, UConn basketball star Azzi Fudd says, “I’m proud to be part of the first ever MoneyLion NIL Team and I’m already learning new things like how to invest and improve credit scores. These are skills that will serve me for the rest of my life. I work hard for my money and MoneyLion works harder for me, it’s the only money app I’ll ever need.”
The launch of the MoneyLion NIL Team is a part of the organization’s commitment to “rewiring the financial system.” This announcement follows the launch of MoneyLion University, a groundbreaking, innovative financial literacy initiative aimed at filling the gap in money education across the United States. MoneyLion worked with INFLCR to develop the NIL partnerships.