Stanford University Golf stars Rachel Heck and Rose Zhang enter into NIL partnerships with cybersecurity company Fortinet.
Fortinet also announces partnerships with two Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) players, Alison Lee and Andrea Lee, as the company builds on a commitment to support the advancement of women in their professions to foster inclusivity and diversity.
Through the LPGA and NIL sponsorships, Alison Lee, Andrea Lee, Rose Zhang, and Rachel Heck will serve as Fortinet’s global brand ambassadors. Through Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) and the Fortinet Training Institute programs, Fortinet provides cybersecurity training and career opportunities to anyone interested in transitioning to, or growing their career, in the cyber field. These four player sponsorships are an extension of these Fortinet initiatives to empower all individuals to reach their full potential in large part by supporting women in their professions.
Rachel Heck is a former AJGA Player of the Year (2017) and ANNIKA Award winner as a Freshman at Stanford University in 2021. She also has been the top-ranked cadet in Stanford’s ROTC program for the Air Force for the past two years.
Rose Zhang has won the US Girls Junior, US Women’s Am, NCAA Championship, and has been named the AJGA Player of the Year twice (2020 and 2021).
Andrea Lee is a former AJGA Player of the Year. She turned professional in 2020 after winning more times at Stanford University than any other player in women’s golf history.
Alison Lee is currently 47th in the world. She is one of the top American golfers competing globally with one career professional win. Alison started her golf career early and rose through the ranks of the AJGA. In 2013, she was awarded AJGA player of the year and followed that up by winning the inaugural ANNIKA Award in 2014 as the country’s most outstanding female collegiate golfer.
In a released statement from Fortinet, Rachel Heck says, “I’m excited to represent Fortinet and the company as a brand ambassador. As a NIL student athlete, having the industry-leading cybersecurity company’s support is motivational and I will carry that excitement with me throughout the season.”
Many large enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. The company has more than 595,000 customers. The Fortinet NSE Training Institute provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone.