Bearcats middle hitter is a Team Dunkin’ 2023 athlete
Surprise school visit comes on the heels of National Girls & Women in Sports Day
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Dunkin’ today celebrated its collegiate name, image and likeness (NIL) partnership with Binghamton University volleyball star Anna Sprys. Sprys served guests at the Dunkin’ restaurant at 211 Main Street in Binghamton by filling drive-thru orders and working the front counter. Before stopping at Dunkin’, Sprys made a surprise visit to Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls’ Volleyball players at Binghamton High School in honor of National Girls & Women in Sports Day.
National Girls & Women in Sports Day, annually celebrated on Feb. 1, recognizes the confidence, strength and character girls and women gain through sports participation, which are fundamental to becoming strong leaders in both sports and life. Sprys used her visit to Binghamton High School to encourage the next generation of female volleyball players to continue their athletic careers, as well as share some special treats from Dunkin’.
Sprys is a member of Team Dunkin’, the brand’s recruiting class of 31 exceptional student-athletes from colleges and universities nationwide. Team Dunkin’ athletes are being honored by having their favorite Dunkin’ drink featured at participating Dunkin’ locations in their college town: Sprys’ go-to Dunkin’ order is a large iced coffee with skim milk and two no calorie sweeteners.
Sprys is a Pittsburgh native and senior middle hitter entering her fourth season at Binghamton University. In her junior season, she started in 24 matches and led the team with 95 total blocks, tallying 157 kills for the season.
As part of Dunkin’s collegiate NIL partnerships, Sprys and her fellow student-athletes, representing 13 teams from colleges and universities across the country, will be sharing their experiences on social media and enjoying exclusive Team Dunkin’ merch to sport on and off the field.
In addition to Sprys, Team Dunkin’s class of 2023 includes upstate New York college sports stars Julianna Beaulieu of the Utica University Women’s Soccer Team; Joseph Girard III of the Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Team; and Andrew Platek of the Siena College Men’s Basketball Team.
The newest Team Dunkin’ class has grown from the first two student-athletes announced in February 2022 to a roster of 31 student-athletes and counting, along with the entire women’s Northwestern University field hockey team.
These powerhouse athletes, like so many college students, run on Dunkin’ and Dunkin’ is here to energize a growing roster of students through wins, losses and the daily grind of being a college athlete. Follow Sprys’ journey as a Team Dunkin’ athlete on Instagram at @annaks19.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 15 years running. The company has more than 12,600 franchised restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.