College Sports – A college softball complex has been named the best in the nation among Divison III schools.
The College of Saint Benedict Softball Complex was named the 2021 Netting Professionals/NFCA Field of the Year. The award recognizes top fields and stadiums in the nation for their flawless grounds maintenance and top-notch playing surfaces.
“I am thrilled to have our softball complex recognized by the NFCA,” CSB softball coach Rachael Click said. “Many hours went into the planning and construction of the fields, and they continue to be maintained at the highest level by our dedicated grounds crew.
CSB’s softball complex includes both turf and natural fields and turf bullpens and batting cages. It also features a heated press box, sound system, lighted grandstand and dugouts, custom player lockers, bat racks, and branded backstops. There are bathrooms for the teams located in both dugouts, a ticket office, restrooms and concessions for fans.
The CSB softball team’s new facility opened in 2018.
Other winners include Division I Missouri’s Mizzou Softball Stadium; Division II Washburn University’s Gahnstrom Field; Calumet College’s Whiting Sports Complex from the NAIA; Jones College’s Community Bank Park at Gwen Magee Field for NJCAA and the Marauder Softball Stadium from Antelope Valley College for the Cal JCs.