The National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) has selected AstroTurf as the official synthetic turf of the NAIA.
Dan Harris, a member of the NAIA Hall-of-Fame for his service as athletic director at Baker University, will act as liaison between the two organizations. Harris has served as a sales consultant to AstroTurf since 2013.
“AstroTurf is an innovative company that has made great strides to advance the technology of artificial turf systems, resulting in better performance and safety for the athletes,” says Harris. “The character values of these two organizations align so closely making this partnership a great match.”
Dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics, the NAIA has served as the nation’s governing body of small athletic programs since 1937. The NAIA continuously promotes the values of fair competition, integrity and student-athlete success through initiatives such as Champions of Character, established in 2000.
“The NAIA is delighted to designate AstroTurf as the official turf of the NAIA,” says NAIA President Jim Carr. “Their innovative products and commitment to excellence will enable NAIA athletes to perform on safe and durable fields, thereby elevating the level of athletic competition among our teams.”