NCAA Champion Maia Ramsden Signs NIL Deal With On

By Chris Chavez

October 10, 2023

Harvard junior Maia Ramsden, the 2023 NCAA champion at 1500m, has signed a Name Image Likeness deal with On.

Here’s what you need to know:

– Ramsden is one of the best runners in the Ivy League and closed hard (63.27 for her final lap) to win the 1500m in 4:08.60 at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin in June.

– Much like Stanford’s Ky Robinson, Juliette Whittaker and Cole Sprout, who have signed NIL deals with On while competing at a Nike-backed school, Ramsden will not be able to wear On at practice or Harvard-organized events but can wear the products on her own runs and in certain postseason competitions.

– Ramsden represents New Zealand internationally and has won U20 national titles in the 1500m and 800m. She attended high school at the International Community School of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

– In cross country, she was the 2022 Ivy League champion and then finished 11th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

– Ramsden holds Harvard’s school records in the indoor 1000m (2:43.03); outdoor 1500m (4:08.60), indoor mile (4:30.19), indoor 3000m (8:54.39) and outdoor 5000m (15:40.05).

– Ramsden has put together a strong start to the 2023 cross country season with victories at the HYP meet in New Haven, Connecticut (4K in 13:35.9) and the Beattle in Beantown (5K in 17:00.1). This week, she will head to Madison, Wisconsin to compete in the Nuttycombe Invite. She was 7th in last year’s race.

What she had to say:

Ramsden: “I'm super excited for the opportunity to join such a forward-looking company! 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.”

Here’s a running list of some of the top NCAA track and field stars and their respective NIL deals with major sportswear brands:

NC State’s Katelyn Tuohy with Adidas

Florida’s Parker Valby with Nike

Notre Dame’s Olivia Markezich with On

Stanford’s Roisin Willis with New Balance

Stanford’s Ky Robinson with On

Stanford’s Juliette Whittaker with On

Stanford’s Cole Sprout with On

NAU’s Drew Bosley with Adidas

Arkansas’ Jaydon Hibbert with PUMA

Arkansas’ Shawnti Jackson with Brooks

Georgetown’s Tinoda Matsatsa with New Balance

Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.