Mizuno Signs Endorsement Deal with Volleyball Athlete Alisha Glass

September 8, 2011

Norcross, GA – (September 8, 2011) Mizuno USA, Inc.,announced today that the company has reached a multi-year endorsement deal with volleyball athlete Alisha Glass.  Glass is currently a member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team, in which Mizuno is the “Official Equipment and Apparel Supplier”.  In addition to serving as a Mizuno Volleyball Brand Ambassador, Glass will regularly contribute blog entries to the Mizuno USA volleyball website and participate in social media activities, as the US National Team looks to return to the Gold Medal Game at the 2012 London Olympics.

Originally from Leland, Michigan, Glass is currently a Setter for the US National Team.  A member of the National Team since 2009, Glass was a critical piece of the 2010 and 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix Gold Medal Teams.  She was a three-time National Champion in college at Penn State University from 2007-2009, and was twice named an AVCA All-American First Team Member.  Glass was also named the Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year while in High School.

“We are thrilled to sign Alisha Glass to an endorsement deal,” said Brynn Murphy, Volleyball Promotions Coordinator, Mizuno USA.  “Alisha has a promising volleyball career ahead of her as she continues to be a valuable asset to the US Women’s National Team.  Her spirited passion for the game and strong desire to represent the USA on the International Volleyball stage makes Alisha an ideal Mizuno sponsored ambassador.  We are pleased to welcome Alisha to the Mizuno family.”

Mizuno’s support of national teams extends far beyond Olympic competition all the way to the junior ranks.  Mizuno remains dedicated to developing technologies like DryLite™technology in apparel, and award winning Mizuno Wave®technology in footwear, which enhances performance and helps players of all ages perform at their very best.

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America.  Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.

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