NJCAA and PrestoSports Announce Six-Year Partnership
11 Jan, 2012By: Sports Destination Management Team
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is proud to announce a new six-year corporate partnership with PrestoSports, Inc. through 2018. PrestoSports will serve as the Official Statistics Provider of the NJCAA and deliver the organization and its 500-plus member colleges an upgraded national stat program as well as access to its new PrestoSports Stats Entry application, which is a free stat entry solution.
“This is a big step forward for our organization,” said NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht. “Two-year colleges are facing very hard decisions in terms of their athletic budgets. However, athletic departments will always need the ability to promote and manage the performance of their student-athletes and teams. By partnering with PrestoSports, every member college in the NJCAA will have access to the best statistical management solutions on the market - at no cost.”
"We are excited to partner with the NJCAA and all of its member schools," said Serge Knystautas, PrestoSports CEO. "In addition to the stats entry platform being available to all NJCAA members at no cost, the schools that are using PrestoSports’ website services for their own athletic website will gain additional benefits, namely integration with the national office."
The six-year partnership calls for PrestoSports to oversee the NJCAA’s national statistics database for the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and volleyball. PrestoSports will also upgrade the NJCAA statistical leader-boards, which will be updated by member colleges on a daily basis.
NJCAA member colleges will manage their team and individual statistics each season through PrestoSports Stats Entry, which will be available to all NJCAA colleges at no cost. The application features an in-game (or post-game entry) scoring and statistics solution that supports Windows, Mac and iPads and allows both offline and online entry with real-time updates and extensive statistical reports. In addition, the PrestoSports Stats Entry platform will be compatible with game file uploads from other stat software providers (StatCrew, Cybersports and DakStats) beginning with the 2012-13 NJCAA academic year.
“The purpose of partnering with PrestoSports is to provide our member colleges as well as the media and general public with accurate and timely information to help publicize NJCAA teams and student-athletes,” said NJCAA Media Relations Director Mark Krug. “The NJCAA wants to partner with groups that will assist us in promoting the two-year college student-athlete and PrestoSports has committed to do exactly that via their new stat solutions.”
PrestoSports will also offer exclusive pricing to NJCAA colleges looking to launch or redesign their athletic websites. PrestoSports currently hosts the athletic websites for 372 collegiate clients, including 61 athletic conferences or leagues.
About the NJCAA:
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year approximately 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games. For more visit www.njcaa.org.
About PrestoSports, Inc.:
Started in 2003, PrestoSports helps sports teams communicate online with their fans, opponents and media outlets. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information on top of the PrestoSports Network, the digital mapping of teams' real-world connections. Millions of fans follow their favorite teams on sites powered by PrestoSports. For more information, visit www.prestosports.com.