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Short's Travel Management Partners with Stephen F. Austin State University Athletics to Provide Full-service Travel Services

Short's Travel Management (Short’s) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Athletics. This exciting collaboration will see Short's delivering a range of exceptional travel services, ensuring seamless and efficient travel experiences for SFA Athletics.


Under this partnership, Short's will employ a designated agent model, tailored to meet the specific needs of SFA Athletics. The services provided will include group and individual commercial air travel coordination, ensuring timely and cost-effective flight solutions for both teams and individual travelers. Charter plane services will be customized to meet the unique schedules and requirements of SFA Athletics, offering maximum flexibility and efficiency. Hotel accommodations will prioritize convenience, comfort, and proximity to athletic venues. Rental car arrangements will facilitate logistics for team travel, individual trips, and recruiting needs, with both group and individual rental car options. Charter bus services will organize reliable and efficient ground transportation for local travel and fly/drive scenarios.


David LeCompte, CEO of Short's Travel Management, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are excited to partner with SFA Athletics and support their teams with our tailored travel solutions. Our goal is to provide a seamless and efficient travel experience, allowing the athletes and staff to focus on their performance without the added stress of travel logistics."


This partnership represents a significant step forward in supporting the athletic programs at SFA by ensuring all travel needs are met with professionalism and ease.


About Short’s Travel Management


Short’s Travel Management is a family-owned and majority woman-owned private corporation, led by CEO David LeCompte. In 2020, Short’s strategically pivoted to exclusively serve athletics, solidifying its position as the fastest growing provider for athletic teams.


With a client portfolio that is over 95% collegiate sports, Short’s supports over 16,000 games, meets, and tournaments annually, assisting more than 200 athletic departments with their regular season travel, in addition to exclusively managing championship travel for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 


The Short’s logistics team orchestrates more air charters, commercial air, ground transportation, and group hotel accommodations than any other provider in the collegiate team space. Comprised of former collegiate athletes, coaches, business operations and logistics staff, pilots, hotel leaders, gate agents, and dispatchers, Short’s understands firsthand the demands of this sector and the critical importance of teams arriving on time.


About Stephen F. Austin Athletics

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks encompass 16 teams representing Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in intercollegiate athletics. These teams compete in Division I as part of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). However, Stephen F. Austin has made the decision to rejoin the Southland Conference starting July 1, 2024. Embracing their vision of becoming the premier mid-major athletics department in the nation and a leader in all endeavors, SFA looks forward to this new chapter.


In the 2022-23 season, SFA demonstrated its prowess by clinching three WAC Championship titles in volleyball, football, and women’s indoor track and field. Additionally, the women's volleyball team secured the Regular Season WAC Championship in 2022-23, further solidifying SFA's athletic excellence.

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