SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara Athletics hosted a beam signing to celebrate the upcoming Stephen C. & Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center, which is currently under construction.
The day began with a coffee and donut social before Director of Athletics Renee Baumgartner said a few words and Father Jack Treacy said a prayer for the beam.
The first to sign the beam were University President Father Kevin O'Brien, Patricia Schott, Mary and Mark Stevens, John M. Sobrato, Vickie Barrious Poitevin, and Baumgartner.
Also in attendance were members of the Department of Athletics, the President's cabinet, donors, alumni, and student-athletes who added their signatures to the beam as well.
The Athletic Excellence Center (AEC), made possible by lead funding of $15 million from Stephen C. '60 and Patricia A. Schott, and $10 million from Mary '84 and Mark Stevens, will provide dedicated space for Broncos student-athletes to train, practice, eat and study together while also opening up a court for campus events and for all students participating in club and intramural sports.
The AEC will triple the amount of space student-athletes currently have for practice, academics, training, nutrition and medical care.
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