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NAIA extends partnership with Daktronics

September 06, 2012

The NAIA has again partnered with Daktronics to extend its relationship through 2015.

Daktronics is the "Official Statistical Software, Scoreboard, Video, Message Center and Sound System Provider" of the NAIA and the title sponsor of the NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award Program. Daktronics has been the official statistical software of the NAIA since 2001.

"The NAIA is thrilled to extend our partnership with one of the top electronic scoreboard and video display companies in the world," says NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. "Daktronics' commitment to the scholar-athlete program aligns with the NAIA's philosophy of academic emphasis among our student-athletes as students first, athletes second."

The partnership with Daktronics provides the membership with the most accurate, timely informational piece and most cost-effective way to publicize the athletics accomplishments of their student-athletes. The NAIA is committed to providing member institutions with the most dependable and economically efficient national statistical keeping method.

"We're excited to be renewing the Daktronics sponsorship as the official scoreboard provider of the NAIA for another three years," said Jay Parker, Sales Manager at Daktronics. "We look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship and the opportunity to work with NAIA institutions over the next few years."

DakStats is the premiere software for managing game, season and career statistics. DakStats delivers and tracks statistics and in-depth statistical reports for all levels of play - from high school to professional. Daktronics' national statistical leader board is a valuable product that no other company offers.

Daktronics continues to develop streamlined approaches - custom-made for NAIA members - to gain media exposure and to showcase outstanding student-athletes. DakStats Web-Sync service is available to NAIA membership at a discounted price, which includes DakStats Webcast feature for no charge. The DakStats Webcast service, a live stats feed, provides statistics for basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball NAIA national championships.
NAIA institutions receive full technical support and the ability to convert various statistical files. Members are required to report basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer and volleyball statistics to the DakStats Web-Sync service. Daktronics also provides the opportunity for member institutions to host their own Web-Sync tournament site.

The NAIA National Office handles billing for the DakStats software fees. This invoice will be sent to all athletics directors and sports information directors in September. Information on how to use the DakStats products is available on NAIA.org on the Sports Information Directors page.
The DakStats Support Desk can be contacted at dakstats@daktronics.com or 888-DakStats.