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Open house Nov. 9 for Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student-Athlete Development Center

Intercollegiate athletics will host an open house for the Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student-Athlete Development Center from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

The center, which serves both the academic and strength conditioning needs of student-athletes, is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country.

The building has two wings — one for athletics, containing two offices and a 10,000-square-foot, bi-level strength and conditioning center furnished with weight equipment, and another for academics, containing a computer lab, 15 computer stations, two large study rooms and three academic offices.

A granite Miami insignia with a starburst motif and a two-story dome welcome visitors into the reception area. Plans include decorating the dome with a 360-degree mural representing Miami athletic teams and a historical record of Miami’s all-American athletic and academic honorees.

The Gross Center, which was built with donated funds, was dedicated Sept. 22.

"We believe the center will provide student-athletes with the opportunity to enhance their abilities in both the academic and athletic arenas and to carry on the long-standing tradition of excellence for which Miami is so respected," said Karen Womack, executive associate director of intercollegiate athletics.

Date Published: 11/01/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 14

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