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Pioneer® Athletics proudly announces that Olivet College has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Fields of Excellence® Award.

Olivet College’s grounds crew, Cory Ballard of Bellevue and Lance Elyea of Marshall, received the honor for their work on the college’s soccer field.

Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance goes unrecognized and often unappreciated. The Field of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields and the hardworking field crews who diligently maintain them. The Fields of Excellence Award Program was established in 1997 and has honored more than 688 athletic fields from around the country since its creation.

Colleges, universities, high schools and park & recreation departments from all over the United States submitted photographs, letters of recommendation and application forms describing their institutions detailed athletic field maintenance program. A rigorous judging process yielded 83 winners from a pool of more than 250 applicants.

About Pioneer: Pioneer is the nation’s leading manufacturer of athletic field marking paint and equipment. Designed for durability and dependability, Pioneer’s line-up of natural and synthetic field paints, antimicrobial coatings, striping machines, high-quality stencils and athletic accessories are used by more than 22,000 high schools, colleges and professional athletic organizations throughout North America.