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The $725,000 project was funded in part through a generous private donation from the Donaghey Foundation. The project will provide much needed enhancements while bringing up to date areas utilized by Little Rock student-athletes.
"Today marks another milestone moment for Little Rock Athletics," said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque. "The investment from the Donaghey Foundation has helped better position our programs. We will see a positive impact on recruiting as well as our ability to compete for championships. The renovations have surpassed our expectation and I know our coaches, student-athletes and administrators are proud to call the Donaghey Athletic Center their new home."
The Donaghey Athletic Center's nearly 15,000 square feet houses coaches' offices and meeting space, locker room and training facilities and academic support services for the Trojan swimming and diving, soccer, men's and women's golf and men's and women's track and field/cross country programs. It also houses the Aquatic Center, the home pool for the Trojan swimming and diving team.
"This was a great project and I know Little Rock will be good stewards of the new Donaghey Athletic Center," said Greg Flesher, President of the George W. Donaghey Foundation. "This looks tremendously different and it's a great accomplishment."
"This building was built in 1969, 50 years ago, and we can now compete with other schools at a top tier level in the recruiting arena," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Richard Turner. "This is where our coaches have graduated student-athletes and have trained world-class athletes, Olympians and national champions. 10 of our 15 sports and over 50 percent of our student-athletes will be able to benefit from the Donaghey Athletic Center."

The renovations now provide Trojan student-athletes with an updated weight room and team meeting space, as well as the addition of a nutrition center. It has also provided a complete remodeling of coaching and administrative offices as well as locker rooms and common areas.
The enhancements of the DAC began in August with the bulk of the renovation completed in January.


Way over due! Glad it done!

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