3/4/2021
CHICAGO (March 3, 2021) – The NCAA® has renewed its Official Court partnership agreement with Connor Sports® and Gerflor USA through 2025 to include the manufacture, installation and technical management of all hardwood surfaces for the men’s and women’s basketball championships, which includes both Final Fours.®
 
The renewal of the partnership agreement that began in 2006, includes all courts used in March Madness® competition as well as Gerflor USA’s Sport Court® indoor modular sports system that is the playing surface for all NCAA DI, DII and DIII women’s volleyball championships as well as the national collegiate and DIII men’s volleyball championship.
 
“Gerflor USA is extremely pleased to continue our partnership role as Official Court to the NCAA,” said Benjamin Bachman, CEO, Gerflor USA. “We strive for continuous improvement of our manufacturing research and development processes and court installation practices for our Connor Sports and Sport Court brands to provide NCAA student-athletes the optimum health, safety and wellness during practice, performance and play.”
 
“Connor Sports and Gerflor have supported the NCAA and its student-athletes for nearly 15 years and we are excited to keep them in our licensing family with a renewed partnership,” said Dan Gavitt, Senior Vice President of Basketball.  “We encourage our student-athletes to be leaders, so it is no wonder that we want to partner with a leader in the hardwood flooring business for our basketball and volleyball championships. We look forward to the years to come with Connor Sport and Gerflor.”
 
ABOUT CONNOR SPORTS
Founded in 1872, Connor® Sports is the leader in hardwood sports flooring and is a preferred provider to the NCAA, NBA, FIBA, FIVB (the Olympics??) and other global sports organizations. Connor Sports is a part of the Gerflor® company. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry provides Connor Sports with global scope and enhanced research and technology resources that focus on  The Gerflor portfolio also includes Sport Court® and Taraflex® brands. Connor Sports has a proven commitment to sustainability with an excellent environmental record in responsible forestry including use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified materials. The company’s manufacturing facility in Amasa, MI is independently-audited and compliant with ISO 14001 standards. Connor Sports products also include leading permanent hardwood sports flooring systems and premium vulcanized rubber sports surfaces. Connor Sports is on the web at www.connorsports.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/connorsports, LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/connor-sports and on Twitter @Connor_Sports.
 
ABOUT THE NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.
 
 
 
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