Nashville, Tenn. – Finishing the 2012 season with an 11-2 overall record and its fourth straight appearance in the NAIA Football Championship Series Semifinals, the Saint Xavier University football team was honored as the "NAIA Team of the Year" when FieldTurf announced the annual winners of its FieldTurf Football Awards Sunday at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention in Nashville, Tenn. The FieldTurf Team of the Year Awards acknowledge teams at all levels of sport that show a passion for the game along with dedication to team play. FieldTurf announced awards in 19 different categories for the 2012 season Sunday, including team and head coach honors from the NFL through high school.
"I'm so thankful to FieldTurf for recognizing our program as the NAIA Team of the Year," said SXU football coach Mike Feminis. "They run a first-class business and have been instrumental in the development of the game of football at every level of play. It is truly an honor to receive such a prestigious award."
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 20,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries.