Dec. 13, 2010
Courtesy of Molten
RENO, Nevada – Molten USA, Inc. is pleased to announce that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has selected Molten as the Official Championship Game Ball of the NCAA Division I, II, and III Women’s Championships and the National Collegiate DI and DIII Men’s Volleyball Championship. Molten’s IV58L-N Super Touch™ volleyball featuring the unique NCAA inspired blue, silver, white color combination will continue to be used at all Division I, II, and III Women’s Championships. Beginning in 2012, the Men’s Championship ball will be Molten’s innovative V5M5000 volleyball which features patent pending FLISTATEC® Flight Stability Technology.
“Molten is excited to announce our continued partnership with the NCAA, “said Molten USA President Melissa Dawson. “Since the partnership with the NCAA began in 2005, it is obvious that both partners share common goals and philosophies when supporting the growing sport of volleyball. With the shared vision of providing the highest quality volleyball for the elite level of student athlete, the NCAA and Molten have continued to provide top level championship play. Molten looks forward to a successful future partnership with the NCAA and will continue to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the volleyball product category.”
“We’re pleased to extend our relationship with Molten volleyballs given our experience with their organization and Molten’s stellar reputation among the volleyball community,” said Peter Davis, Director of NCAA Corporate Alliances. “As the NCAA strives to execute high quality championships providing our student-athletes with a well-rounded collegiate experience, championships’ game equipment is paramount. Our tie to Molten is born in the belief that both the NCAA and Molten share a commitment to provide quality athletic equipment at the highest level of collegiate championship competition. We’re excited that Molten will stay in the NCAA volleyball family and continue to provide best-in-class equipment for years to come.”
Molten has been the Official Volleyball Supplier of the NCAA since 2005. The new agreement will become effective September 1, 2011 and will continue through the 2014 Men’s Volleyball Championship. The partnership includes collaboration on a variety of grassroots and cross-promotional elements as well as the launch of a comprehensive social media initiative and philanthropic programs.
About Molten USA, Inc.
Founded in 1958, the Molten Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of competition quality sports balls. The Molten Corporation manufacturers a wide range of athletic balls in several sport categories – including volleyball, soccer, and basketball. In addition to being the official ball of the NCAA Volleyball Championships, Molten is also the Official Ball of USA Volleyball as well as numerous state associations, collegiate conferences, collegiate programs, and junior volleyball programs. For more information on Molten USA, Inc, please visit www.moltenusa.com.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.