LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The NFCA is thrilled that Tucci Limited, which is relaunching its softball brand (formerly Schutt Sports), has signed on as an Official Sponsor. Tucci will be the title sponsor for the NFCA’s collegiate Player, Pitcher and Freshman of the Year awards.
“Tucci Limited is proud to partner with the NFCA in relaunching our softball brand (formerly Schutt Sports),” said Greg Barnett, VP Strategic Sales & Tucci. “We will be introducing new batting helmets, protective equipment and a new fastpitch bat in 2023 and are excited to showcase our premium product line with all coaches and players across the nation.”
In addition to the awards, Tucci will be the title sponsor of the Thursday morning breakfast at the NFCA Convention. In 2023, the NFCA is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, culminating with the Convention in the Association’s hometown of Louisville.
Each year, the Tucci/NFCA Player and Pitcher of the Year honors the top student-athletes across the NFCA’s collegiate membership, while the Tucci/NFCA Freshman of the Year is presented to the top rookie in NCAA DI, NCAA DII, NCAA DIII and NAIA. Since 2014, 89 student-athletes have been recognized as the NFCA’s top player, pitcher and freshman in the country.
"We are thrilled to have Tucci as an Official Sponsor,” said NFCA Executive Director Carol Bruggeman. “They have made a huge commitment to the sport and our Association as the title sponsor of our Player, Pitcher, and Freshman of the Year student-athlete awards for all divisions and the Thursday morning breakfast at our Convention. We look forward to working with their outstanding team."
Celebrating 40 years in 2023, the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its vast library of digital education, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to an extensive Awards & Scholarships platform, to NFCA Webinars and a National Convention.
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