BigNews.Biz - Oct 22,2009 - San Diego State University Softball Coach Kathy Van Wyk has re-signed with Akadema Inc to be "Official Softball Glove" supplier to the Aztec program. This will mark the 4th season SDSU has signed on with Akadema inc.
Van Wyk and the Aztec softball team are coming off a 2008 season in which the Aztecs set or tied school records in 11 categories, including wins (44) and win percentage (.721, 44-17), there is no doubt that SDSU softball is considered a national power. Van Wyk is also the first Aztec softball coach to achieve a top-25 ranking, three 40-win seasons and is the fastest to both 100 and 200 career wins in the history of the program.
Van Wyk, the school's all-time winningest coach, has guided SDSU to four MWC titles and four NCAA appearances, including the magical 2001 season when it came within a hair's-length of its first-ever Women's College World Series berth.
"Having a perennial DI powerhouse like San Diego State shows what the top teams in the country are looking for" says Kris Totten VP Sales "The top programs know that pitching and defense win championships, that is why it is so important to have the best quality gloves"
Akadema is the world’s most exciting baseball and softball equipment company. In it’s short history it has become the hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school and the serious youth player. Akadema attributes an increase in market share due to their innovative quality professional product line, which is contrast to mass production products that have little to do with quality or feel. Akadema comes highly endorsed by MLB and US Olympic players like: Manny Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Tim Redding, Ross Ohlendorf and many others. Senior Advisors and Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Carl Yastremzski. US Olympic softball players Monica Abbott and Crystl Bustos. NPF All Stars Kristina Thorson and Clare Burnum. DI programs San Diego State U, Winthrop U, Florida International U.