Aacer Flooring Recognizes Recipients for the 2009 Bob Cousy Award

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Aacer Flooring Recognizes Recipients for the 2009 Bob Cousy Award

17 Finalists for the Bob Cousy award have been chosen from a pool of over sixty top basketball players from NCAA Division I, II and III institutions across the country. The 2009 Finalists were selected by screening committees comprised of media members representing all three divisions of collegiate basketball. At the NCAA Men's Final Four in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, April 6th, one of America's top players will be in Detroit, Michigan, to accept the prestigious Bob Cousy Award. Aacer Flooring, Supporting Sponsor of the award with The Hartford Company is inspired by the dedication each of the finalists have exhibited.

"The week of the NCAA Men's Final Four activities provides a great platform for the top player to be recognized," says Aacer Flooring Vice President of Sports Kevin Barker. "These young men that have been selected are all exceptionally talented and exhibit the traits that made Mr. Cousy a true leader." Barker went on to say, "The values, leadership and integrity this award represents makes Aacer and its dealers proud to be associated with it."

The selection criteria emphasize leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard. Nominations are solicited from across the country from head coaches and the winner is selected by a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee made up of the biggest names in college basketball. The Blue Ribbon committee is comprised of Hall of Famers including Bob Cousy, Dean Smith and Jim Calhoun, as well as college coaches from Divisions I, II and III, members of the media and additional college basketball experts and celebrities.

The Bob Cousy Award plaques are presented to the 17 finalists during pregame or halftime of the recipient's home game, many of which will be nationally televised. Aacer Flooring has been a proud supporting sponsor of the Bob Cousy Award since 2005, and wishes each and every recipient a wonderful future of continuous growth and learning.

About Aacer Flooring:
Aacer Flooring is the world leader in maple performance sports flooring systems. A family and employee-owned company with more than 100 years experience in every part of the wood flooring industry. Aacer manufactures sports performance floor systems designed to accommodate athletes at all levels of play. Aacer also produces ten species of northern hardwood in a variety of face widths and grades in a LEED certified environmentally controlled facility. Being a proud owner of their own timberland, Aacer protects the environment by involving themselves as members of the FSC, MFMA, NWFA, and USGBC.

Aacer's floor systems are showcased around the world and in the Basketball Hall of Fame where the history and future of sports floors are prominently displayed.

Media Contact:
Lindy Meyers
Aacer Flooring, LLC
(877) 582-1181
P.O. 970 Ogden Rd.
Peshtigo, WI 54157
http://www.aacerflooring.com

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