Short's Travel Management (Short’s), a leading full-service athletic travel management company, is proud to announce its partnership with Saint Mary's College of California Athletics (SMC). As the official travel partner, Short's will provide comprehensive travel solutions for the college's athletic teams, including ground transportation, air charters, commercial reservations, and group hotel.
"We are thrilled to partner with Saint Mary's College of California Athletics and support their teams in their pursuit of excellence," said David LeCompte, CEO at Short's Travel Management. "Our team is dedicated to providing customized and reliable travel solutions, allowing the athletes and coaching staff to focus on their performance without the added stress of travel logistics."
With a commitment to delivering seamless and efficient travel experiences, Short's will play a crucial role in managing the complex travel logistics associated with collegiate athletics. The company's expertise in ground transportation ensures reliable and timely transfers for the athletes, while their proficiency in air charters and commercial reservations guarantees smooth and hassle-free travel arrangements. Short's group hotel service will contribute to creating a comfortable and conducive environment for the teams during their away games and competitions. The company's extensive network and industry relationships enable them to secure competitive rates and optimal accommodations for the athletes and staff.
“We are very happy with our transition to using STM's full-service model,” said Zachary Wohlford, Director of Business Operations at SMC. “The move has benefited our coaches and staff. The biggest difference is the amount of time that we have gotten back. STM handles so much that it frees up coaches and staff alike to focus on other areas that otherwise might get neglected. This is especially important to us at Saint Mary's College as we are a small mid-major school with a leaner staff than you find at schools in power 5 conferences.”
About Short's 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 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 Saint Mary's College of California Athletics
The Saint Mary's Gaels compete for Saint Mary's College of California. With 16 NCAA Division 1 teams including basketball, soccer, cross-country, softball, and baseball fielded from 2,800 undergraduate students, athletics truly unifies the student body. Saint Mary's sends more than 300 Division 1 athletes to the field, course, court, track, and water to compete at the highest level as the only liberal arts college in the West Coast Conference.