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Short's Travel Management Renews Partnership with University of South Dakota as Preferred Athletic Travel Provider

Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a leading provider of travel management services, is thrilled to announce the renewal of its partnership with the University of South Dakota (USD) as their preferred athletic travel provider. USD first signed with Short’s in 2017. This renewed partnership underscores Short’s commitment to delivering top-notch travel solutions tailored to the unique needs of USD's athletic department.


As part of this partnership, Short's will continue to leverage its designated agent model to provide comprehensive travel services to the University of South Dakota's athletic teams. These services encompass a wide range of offerings including group and individual commercial air travel, charter plane services, group and individual hotel accommodations, group and individual/recruiting rental car arrangements, as well as charter bus services (fly/drives).


"Our continued partnership with the University of South Dakota exemplifies our dedication to delivering exceptional travel experiences for collegiate athletics," said David LeCompte CEO at Short's Travel Management. "We understand the importance of seamless travel logistics for athletic teams, and our designated agent model ensures that USD's athletes, coaches, and staff receive personalized attention and support throughout their journeys."


Short's takes pride in its ability to streamline the complexities of athletic travel, allowing teams to focus on their performance both on and off the field. By offering a comprehensive suite of travel solutions, including charter plane services and group hotel accommodations, Short’s enables USD's athletic department to optimize efficiency and convenience while maximizing cost savings.


Short's remains dedicated to empowering athletic departments across the nation with reliable, hassle-free travel solutions. Through its renewed partnership with USD, Short’s reaffirms its position as a trusted partner in the realm of collegiate athletic travel.


About Short’s Travel Management

Short’s is a family-owned and majority woman-owned private corporation, led by CEO David LeCompte. In 2020, Short’s strategically pivoted to exclusively serve collegiate 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 the University of South Dakota Athletics

The University of South Dakota (USD) boasts a roster of 16 Division I intercollegiate athletic teams. Since the 2011–12 academic year, USD has proudly held membership in the Summit League of the NCAA's Division I. Notably, the football team competes in Division I's Football Championship Subdivision, participating as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

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