The North Star Athletic Association will recognize the inaugural season at each member institution’s first home conference event by throwing a commemorative t-shirt into the fan sections as significant landmarks are reached for the first time by the home team.
Each NSAA sport that sponsors a championship event throughout the year will have landmark ‘firsts’ in the history of the NSAA that will trigger a t-shirt toss into the fan section.
Fans are encouraged to attend to help celebrate the milestones as they come along, according to NSAA Commissioner Cory Anderson.
“The fans at each member of the North Star have embraced the formation of a new conference home and the developments of new traditions,” Anderson said. “Each school and their fans will have six opportunities during the year to help us celebrate the milestones as they are reach – it’s a small way for us to say thank you for helping us get things kicked off into a bigger and brighter future for the North Star.”
The volleyball landmarks are:
1. Prior to the first serve.
2. First point by the home team
3. First ace by the home team
4. First dig by the home team
5. Completion of the first set
The football landmarks are:
1. Prior to the opening kickoff
2. First 1st down by the home team
3. First touchdown by the home team
4. First pass completion by the home team
5. First sack by the home team
The basketball (men/women) landmarks are:
1. Prior to the opening tip
2. First point scored by the home team
3. First 3-pointer made by the home team
4. First free-throw made by the home team
5. First steal by the home team
The baseball/softball landmarks are:
1. Prior to the first pitch
2. First out – not by a strikeout – by the home team
3. First strikeout by the home team
4. First hit by the home team
5. First run by the home team