Grayson College's softball field was recently honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
The NFCA recently announced the winners of the 2019 Turface Athletics / NFCA Field of the Year award. Garnering recognition are Jane Sanders Stadium (University of Oregon), Triton Softball Field (University of California San Diego), Hoff Field/Luther College Softball Stadium, Grizzly Softball Complex (Georgia Gwinnett), Lady Viking Field (Grayson College), Dean and Adah Gay Sports Complex (Bakersfield College) and The Rock Softball Complex (Strong Rock Christian School).
This award, made possible by NFCA Official Sponsor Turface Athletics, recognizes the top fields/stadiums in the nation for their flawless grounds maintenance and exceptional playing surfaces. The winners are selected by the NFCA Awards Committee.
Home of Grayson College, Lady Viking Field was constructed in 1999. The playing surface is comprised of clay, sand and conditioner mix and the outfield grass of Bermuda overseeded with rye. In 2016, artificial turf was installed in foul territory from dugout to dugout. Large brick dugouts house the home and away sides of the field, while a newly installed grandstand behind home plate, along with a press box with first-story storage for field equipment came to life in 2017. The coaching staff of Mike McBrayer, Jason Miller and Ashley Mills take it upon themselves to provide the players with the best possible field experience.