NCAA Renews Molten USA as Official Ball of the NCAA Volleyball Championships

NCAA Extends Partnership with Molten USA through 2010.

Reno, NV, May 21, 2008 --( The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is pleased to announce it has extended its partnership with Molten USA, Inc. as the Official Championship Game Ball of the NCAA Division I, II, and III Women’s Championships and the National Collegiate 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; and the Men’s National Collegiate Championship ball will also continue to be Molten’s V58L-3 Pro Touch® volleyball.

“Molten is thrilled to announce our continued partnership with the NCAA,” said Molten USA President Melissa Dawson. “Volleyball is the foundation of our company; and the NCAA’s goal to provide the highest quality of collegiate championship play exemplifies Molten’s commitment to manufacturing the highest quality products. This relationship allows both parties to combine efforts in continuing the development of the sport of volleyball at the collegiate level.”

“The NCAA looks forward to its continued relationship with Molten as the official volleyball of the Men’s and Women’s Championships,” said Erika Austin, NCAA Assistant Director of Corporate Licensing. “Molten continues to demonstrate through our combined efforts and quality products its commitment to enhancing fanfare, education and growth of the sport at the collegiate level.”

The agreement, which began September 2005, will continue through the 2010 Men’s National Collegiate Volleyball Championship and will include collaboration on a variety of grassroots, cross-promotional and philanthropic initiatives.

About Molten USA, Inc.
Founded in 1958, the Molten Corporation is the largest manufacturer 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 programs and conferences, and junior volleyball programs. For more information on Molten USA, Inc, please visit

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 380,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 49,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA Championships in Division I, II and III sports. For more information, go to

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