CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kryo, Inc., the parent company of award-winning sleep technology brand ChiliSleep®, today announced that its Cube with Chilipad, the company’s flagship bed cooling system, will be used by all members of the Santa Clara University’s women’s soccer team and staff this fall.
The Broncos -- the reigning NCAA Division I women's soccer champions -- will be able to use the Cube to find their ideal temperature to encourage the restorative sleep that comes from deeper sleep.
Senior Associate Athletic Director Ryan Holleman calls the Cube a “secret performance weapon” for players.
“No matter the sport, conditioning is vital. Sleep is the foundation of any good conditioning program, and sleep temperature regulation can make or break an athlete’s performance. Working with ChiliSleep has given us another tool in our sports conditioning toolbox. We've long focused on on-field performance tech, but with ChiliSleep, we are now incorporating off-field tech to boost player recovery” said Holleman.
Another part of this announcement is the signing of student-athlete Kelsey Turnbow to an NIL partnership with ChiliSleep. Earlier this year, Turnbow, a current MBA student at Santa Clara, was drafted 18th overall in the NWSL draft by the Chicago Red Stars. Turnbow has appeared in 89 games in her Bronco career to date while registering 50 goals and 28 assists.
“With juggling rigorous academics and the pressure of trying to repeat as national champions, the Cube is definitely helping to improve how well I feel each day. Not only am I sleeping better than I have in years – I wake up rested and full of energy, even on nights where I only get 6 or 7 hours of sleep" said Turnbow.
Turnbow and all of her teammates – coming off the shortest off-season in the history of college soccer – can now benefit from the Cube’s cooling power to help boost on-field performance and off-field recovery.
“Science has proven that we sleep deeper, and experience increased recovery, at a cooler body temperature. It’s a very exciting moment to be part of helping such talented student-athletes improve their sleep so they can continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom,” said ChiliSleep CEO and Co-Founder Tara Youngblood.
About Santa Clara University
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University’s goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara is ranked among the top 15% of national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Santa Clara Broncos women's soccer team won national championships in 2001 and 2020. One of the team's most famous players is Olympic Gold Medalist Brandi Chastain, who took the Broncos to two NCAA Final Four appearances in 1989 and 1990.