May 29, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - A ground breaking ceremony for Utah State's new strength and conditioning center, which will be located on the northwest corner of Romney Stadium, will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony and a reception will follow.
The ceremonial shovel turning will featuring President Stan L. Albrecht, Director of Athletics Scott Barnes, head football coach Gary Andersen, current student-athletes McKade Brady (football), Pua Furtado (women's basketball), Preston Medlin (men's basketball) and Josselyn White (volleyball), and other special guests.
An introductory video and updated images will be available on Utah State's website at www.UtahStateAggies.com following the ceremony.
The $6.4 million, 21,000 square-foot strength and conditioning center will feature areas for weight training, cardiovascular workouts and speed and agility training, as well as offices for staff. Built on existing university property at the northwest corner of Romney Stadium, the state-of-the-art multi-level facility will alleviate overcrowding in the existing 5,800 square-foot strength and conditioning center and will accommodate almost 400 athletes from 16 sports programs.
The facility, which was made possible due to the largest single gift in the history of Aggie Athletics from an anonymous donor, is expected to be completed in April, 2013.
"The location, programming aspects and amenities of the new strength and conditioning center will serve as a huge recruiting opportunity for all sports," said Barnes.
All funding for the new strength and conditioning center will come from private donations. The location of the facility may allow the athletic department to capitalize on potential new merchandise sales and customer service opportunities as well.
This project is the latest in a series of recent athletic facility improvements at Utah State. In 2008, the University completed construction on the 69,000 square foot Jim & Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex. In 2009, USU opened the Steve Mothersell Athletics Hall of Honor as well as its new off-court basketball facilities, which include the Nate and Heather Wickizer men's basketball and MerLynn Pitcher women's basketball locker rooms. In 2010, USU opened the Dr. Randall and Julianne Stockham Student-Athlete Academic Hall of Honor and in 2011 a new synthetic turf was installed in the Stan Laub Indoor Training Center.
For more information on the new strength and conditioning center or to pledge a gift, contact the Utah State Athletics Department at (435) 797-1850.
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