The Mississippi State Bulldogs had a pretty decent year going 8-4, a much better record than some believed they would have. The team might not have won a SEC championship or had any of their players win major awards, but they now have something they can brag about.
According to the school’s official website, Scott Field at Davis Wade Stadium was recognized by the The Sports Turf Managers Association as the Football Field of the Year. The school’s Sports Turf Facilities Management team will be honored at a special banquet in San Diego, California on January 22.
“It is an honor to be recognized nationally by this organization, and it is a credit to those who work diligently to keep Scott Field in such impeccable quality,” Vice President for Campus Services Amy Tuck said. “Their work and attention to detail means so much to the entire university family and everyone who enjoys seeing the Bulldogs play.”
Scott Field will also now be featured in an issue of SportsTurf magazine. It certainly looks like the school couldn’t be any happier for their big achievement.
“This is a driving force that we shoot for every year,” said Brandon Hardin, superintendent for Sports Turf Facilities Management at MSU. “It’s a fantastic honor, and it’s been a goal of mine since I started here to win this again. The athletics and campus landscape departments have shown a commitment to giving us what we need to produce these kinds of awards.”
This is the second time the field has won the award, last winning it in 2003. This is certainly a big honor for the school which they should be proud of.
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