Reno, NV – 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 Volleyball Championships and the National Collegiate and DIII Men’s Volleyball Championships.
The five-year agreement will begin this fall with the 2016 Women’s Volleyball Championships in Columbus, Ohio and continue through the spring of 2021. As the NCAA official indoor volleyball equipment supplier, Molten will provide the official balls and equipment for the men’s and women’s volleyball championships. The partnership also includes collaboration on a variety of traditional and grassroots marketing efforts to promote the Championship events.
The ball selected as the official ball for the women’s championships will be Molten’s IV58L‐N Super Touch featuring an NCAA inspired blue, silver, and white color scheme. The men will play with the iconic V5M5000-3N volleyball featuring Molten’s patented FLISTATEC® Flight Stability Technology in red, white and blue.
“Molten takes great pride in continuing our partnership with the NCAA,” said Molten USA president Melissa Dawson. “Since 2005, Molten and NCAA have worked together to increase participation and strengthen the sport of volleyball. By providing the best technology for elite student athletes, Molten and the NCAA have been able to provide top level play and a meaningful experience for NCAA member institutions and volleyball fans across the nation.”
“Molten is a well-known, respected company that represents top of the line products and an exceptional brand, which aligns well with our NCAA men’s and women’s volleyball championships. said Keith Martin, NCAA managing director of championships and alliances.” “Molten demonstrates its support of our NCAA student-athletes with quality service and the delivery of high performance official championship equipment, and we’re pleased to continue our partnership with the company.”
The official volleyballs were selected to ensure maximum performance and to suit the unique demands of both the women’s game and the men’s game. Molten will work with the NCAA over the course of the partnership to provide an exceptional product and value to the NCAA membership.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.