April 25, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State sand volleyball team recently became the first collegiate sand program with its own custom volleyball made by Wilson.
Wilson, the official volleyball provider of the AVCA National Championships, designed a sharp garnet and white hand-sewn volleyball, which the Seminoles use during all practices and home matches.
"Wilson has been a long-time supporter of the game of volleyball - both indoor volleyball and outdoor volleyball," Wilson spokesman Enrico DiMario said. "Wilson Volleyball prides ourselves on having the best volleyballs for the best players and best coaches in the world. Wilson's brand success in volleyball has also provided us the opportunity to become the Official Volleyball of the AVCA Championships. Furthermore, with Coach Danalee Corso becoming the first full-time sand volleyball coach in DI, Wilson felt it was natural fit for us to partner with her and her program and provide the team with the best volleyballs in the world. As an added bonus, we decided to take our partnership to another level and provide her team their own custom colored, hand-sewn volleyballs to further highlight our capabilities in the sport."
The Seminoles received the No. 3 seed in the second AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships and will compete with five other teams for the national title from May 3-5 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Florida State holds a record of 15-2 in dual matches this season and has been led by the No. 1 tandem of sophomores Jace Pardon and Sarah Wickstrom, as well as the freshman-sophomore sister duo of Nina and Stephanie Pellitteri, who sport a team-best 31-4 record together.
For more information on the Florida State sand volleyball team, follow the Seminoles on Twitter at: @FSU_SVB.