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Sturrus Phase Two: ‘The Alk’

Aquinas recently started a 14 million dollar add-on to the Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center. The add-on is being named after Greg Alksnis who is a graduate of Aquinas College. The new building is going to be called the Alksnis Athletics and Recreation Building. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on September 25, 2013 and is expected to be finished by September of 2014. The new building, which has already been nicknamed “The Alk” by most of the athletes here at Aquinas, is going to feature a 6 lane 200- meter indoor track which will host the WHAC Championships for years to come. On the inside of the track they will have a turf field and drop down batting cages so most of the athletic teams will be able to practice year round on campus. They will also have a removable basketball court that can be placed on the turf.

The new additions to the Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center will provide extra space for the athletic teams to practice. It will also improve the intramural program here at Aquinas so the intramural teams don’t have to play until 2am due to the lack of availability in the gym. It will also provide the intramural program with the opportunity to include more sports for the students to participate in.

If you are interested in watching the groundbreaking ceremony or keeping up with the progress of the new addition you can go to the following link for the ceremony and the most recent updates! http://www.aquinas.edu/construction/progress.html

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