MSU Women’s Gymnastics Team Makes History with Teamwide Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Deal

August 24, 2022

In a historic move, all 19 members of the 2022-2023 women’s gymnastics team at Michigan State University have received name, image and likeness (NIL) contracts with an emphasis on charitable giving—an agreement that will strengthen Spartan athletics while empowering student-athletes to change the world.

This marks the first time in NCAA history that an entire women’s gymnastics team will receive NIL contracts of this kind and is one of the few teamwide agreements in the nation. The contracts were awarded through This is Sparta!, a collective organized by Charitable Gift America, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. In addition to the women’s gymnastics team, This is Sparta! has also entered into individual agreements with Spartan football and baseball players. BusinessWire