NAIA Extends Relationship With Baden in Women’s Volleyball
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced it will partner with Baden Sports as the ‘Official Beach Volleyball of the NAIA.’ The agreement will include the use of the “Beach Elite” model for championship play and will run through the end of 2027.
“With the growth of Beach Volleyball within the NAIA, we wanted to ensure we had a ball that would best serve our student-athletes during championship play,” said Austin Bennett, NAIA Director of Championships. “With Baden, we have that and more. We look forward to crowning our champions in 2024 and beyond using the Beach Elite ball.”
The Beach Elite beach volleyball was designed and developed specifically for the world’s best players. Made for competitive outdoor play, it features a perfected seam height for optimal aerodynamics and consistency, and a soft but durable cover to withstand harsh outdoor conditions.
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