Introducing the home of the next generation of Olympians, All-Americans, World Champions and Hall of Fame athletes from Santa Clara University. 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, the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center is a state-of-the-art facility for Bronco student-athletes that broke ground in April 2019 and envisioned to open in the summer of 2020.

View the construction LIVE from either of two locations:
• Softball Stadium
• Leavey Center

The $38 million, 50,000-square-foot building, which was announced in November 2018, and approved by the school's Board of Trustees in February 2019, will provide dedicated space to work out, train, practice, eat and study together— while also opening up much-needed facility options for events and for all students participating in club and intramural sports. The two-story facility will feature the 4,200-square-foot Stevens Academic Center, the 9,000-square-foot Bronco Bench Foundation Sports Performance Center, an 8,000-square-foot sports medicine center, the William J. and Pamela G. Connolly Fuel Station (nutrition center) and two practice gymnasiums - Dick Davey Court and Carroll Williams Court.

The most recent benchmark in the construction of the facility was the Beam Signing/Topping Off Ceremony in October 2019


Stevens Academic Center
With 4,200 square feet of space, the Stevens Academic Center will consist of unique areas to study, an outdoor balcony, open lobby study areas, large and small group study rooms, computer stations and staff offices.
Bronco Bench Foundation (BBF) Sports Performance Center
The Bronco Bench Foundation Sports Performance Center will feature 9,000 square feet, quadrupling the current facility, that will have space for weight training, cardio equipment, stretching and plyometrics, along with coaches offices and workspaces.
Sports Medicine Center
A 8,000-square-foot sports medicine center features areas for treatment and rehabilitation, as well as medical offices. There will also be a hydrotherapy room, which will include hot and cold pools and an underwater treadmill.

AEC Concept Images

Giving Opportunities
The Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center is the future of Santa Clara Athletics, and provides unique opportunities for donors at every level to have an impact on our pursuit of building excellence for Bronco Athletics. Leave your mark on Bronco Athletics by making a contribution to the AEC today.

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact:
Peter Fields: or (408) 551-7042
Rusty Weekes: or (408) 554-7846