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2018-19 SAAC President
2018 Duquesne Leadership Award Winner
"The renovation makes me proud and excited to be a Duquesne student-athlete. It really emphasizes how much the administration is investing – not only just in the well-being of a student-athlete, but also our competitive side. How we'll improve on the field, on the court, strength wise, and just overall as an athletics program."
"These new renovations will help us get bigger, faster and better. I think having upgrades like larger weight rooms, a focus on nutrition and an enclosed track will give all of us more room to do more and to grow as a team."
2017 First Team All-Conference
"This will have a huge impact on our team. The enclosed facility will be a great asset for us to practice in during the winter. The huge weight room will permit our team to lift when we need to, all together, which will help improve team chemistry."
2016 STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Winner (Best FCS Freshman)
Integrated Marketing Communications
"It will be a great help to the football team. What we have right now, we're very limited. With the new expansions and the nutrition center, it's going to be really fun. Also, to have our strength, conditioning and academics right there, in one building, it'll help our team greatly."
2016 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
"I think this will give all student-athletes a greater sense of pride being a Duquesne Duke. The new facilities will improve our game in so many ways from training to nutrition. It will give us a place to hang out during our down time and the covering of McCloskey Field will give a lot of teams a much-needed indoor space to practice during the winter."
"Overall it will be a much better experience for student-athletes at Duquesne. A new weight room will allow our team to train at a higher level. The fueling station will be amazing after a hard lift or practice. And, having everyone and all our activities in a single building will make communicating with our coaches a lot easier."
Member of the 2016 NCAA Tournament Team, First in Duquesne Women's Basketball History
"This is the missing piece. A new facility will bring everyone together. And, for everyone, the better facility you have, the bigger and better recruits you'll get. It will set a new standard for Duquesne."
"Anytime you experience facility renovations like this, a comprehensive upgrade, it helps you recruit high quality players, it energizes the fan base and sets a new tone for the program. It allows us to go after the top players in the country. The commitment to a new facility means the department is serious about being a top-tier, nationally prominent basketball program."
"The team and staff are excited to have a space dedicated to them, dedicated to their equipment and allowing the opportunity for extra workouts. In our sport, extra individual workouts are critical; it will be a tremendous time saver for our women to focus solely on a workout and not transporting equipment."
"With the size of the weight room we are going to have, instead of trying to get creative with scheduling to utilize the space, we will be able to be able to fit not only our whole team in there at once, but multiple teams."
"We also have a huge opportunity really focus on the academic side. The new Gilliand Center for Academic Success is probably going to be the best, in the Atlantic 10 – from expanded space to the PNC Leadership Academy it is incredible how we will be able to better serve our athletes."
"Having everybody under the same roof will make a big impact. Everything from training, to academics to my office will be in a single location – that is an ideal set up for our student-athletes. Also, with the increased lounge spaces for the teams to just hang out, all the coaches are excited to see the interaction amongst teams evolve as a result of this new space."
"It is unbelievable facility. Student-athletes in this day in age want something fresh, want something new. They're looking for athletic departments that really care about the whole student-athlete. From the strength and conditioning area, to the nutrition area, to the well-being of our student-athletes, and academics — all of those things were taken in to consideration. All of our student-athletes will be able to get everything they need from a one stop shop in the [new arena]."
"One of the pillars of success for Duquesne athletics is how we train our athletes, and how we care for them medically. With this renovation, our student athletes will gain access to world-class sports performance offerings in a one-stop-shop facility. Additionally, the equipment and technology will be carefully selected to address all aspects of performance and medicine."
As we said, we have lofty aspirations. Regardless of the size of your gift, the collective generosity of athletics' supporters makes a significant impact.
And it's an investment with a considerable return.
Opportunities to support the new facility range from $25 (inclusion on our Community of Donors wall within the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse) to individualized naming rights for lockers, office spaces and other physical areas.
Name recognition on the Community Donor Wall within the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Necessities for our sports medicine department and athletic trainers to provide the best care to student-athletes
Team meals that will be served in a number of dining areas located within the facility
Practice and training equipment to be utilized within the Vinnie Vaccarello Center
Sport nutrition necessities to fuel all student-athletes
Upgraded technology to be utilized for both academic and sports information needs allowing us to provide the best opportunities to student-athletes
Enhanced strength and sports performance equipment within the Folino Sports Performance Center
Academic programming in the PNC Leadership Academy and technology support with in the Gilliand Center for Academic Success
Naming opportunities including individual lockers
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