December 1, 2000
An incredible fall quarter is almost behind us and what a successful start to the athletic season it has been! While it is easy to look ahead to the exciting basketball season that is already underway and the opening of the brand new Leavey Center, I want to take a minute to applaud the accomplishments of our fall sports.
Not only have our teams been tremendously successful on the field, Santa Clara supporters and the Bronco Bench Foundation are diligently working to provide the resources necessary to compete at the highest levels of college sports
At the Bronco Bench Foundation's Endowment Dinner, a total of 58 student-athletes were recognized as recipients of 44 endowed, living or special scholarships. I wish every Bronco could have heard senior student-athletes Jamie Holmes and Roz Pelayo provide their perspective on what it means to be a part of Santa Clara University. It was truly inspiring.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the opening of the Leavey Event Center. Mark down December 13th on your calendar and don't miss the first game in Leavey when the men's basketball team plays Fresno State.
If you haven't been on campus since the spring, you will notice a difference right away. The inflatable roof of the former Toso Pavilion affectionately known as "The Bubble," is now gone and in its place is a beautiful three-story glass windowed structure with an entirely new look.
Inside the building, you will see new courtside chairback seating, a huge new video/scoreboard, expanded restrooms and concession areas, additional disabled seating and a new student section that will help give us a tremendous homecourt advantage.
I would encourage you to take a look at the new seating charts on our official athletic website (http://santaclarabroncos.fansonly.com/tickets/sacl-tickets.html) www.SantaClaraBroncos.com. You can also take a look at a photo gallery that depicts the progress of the Leavey construction.
As you can see, Santa Clara athletics is well on its way to another wonderfully successful athletic season. I look forward to seeing everyone on December 13 for the first game at the newly renovated Leavey Center.