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Grinnell adds natatorium, fieldhouse

A fieldhouse planned as part of Grinnell’s athletics and fitness center includes a track for indoor competition.
Aug 19, 2008 9:41:11 AM

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Grinnell is ready to add a natatorium and fieldhouse to its athletics and fitness center, which already features a gymnasium completed in 2005.

The natatorium will include an eight-lane, 50-meter pool with seating for 600 spectators, while the fieldhouse will include track and tennis facilities. The second phase of the center’s construction also will include new classrooms, racquetball courts, a dance studio, locker rooms and athletics department offices, among other features.

“The athletics and fitness center is part of the college’s campus plan adopted in 2000 and supports Grinnell’s values to educate and prepare students for lives involving wellness and physical fitness,” said Grinnell President Russell Osgood.

The college hopes to cover up to 40 percent of the cost with contributions, while drawing the balance from endowment earnings. Construction is expected to begin next spring and is scheduled for completion in 2010.

Grinnell plans to demolish its existing Physical Education Complex after the project is completed.

ECAC honors TCNJ athletic trainer

Joe Camillone, athletic trainer at The College of New Jersey, is this year’s recipient of the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Dr. Donald Grover Memorial Award.

The ECAC periodically honors an athletic trainer at a conference member institution who has achieved outstanding career success and made an unusual contribution to intercollegiate athletics.

Camillone retired as TCNJ’s head athletic trainer June 1 after 35 years at the school.

nullBlue Knights debut new logo

Mount Saint Mary (New York) introduced a new logo for its Blue Knights teams, and soon will launch a new Web site to show the logo off for a wider audience.

“We think that we have created a unique new look for the department while maintaining the tradition of the Blue Knights as the mascot of the college,” said John Wright, the school’s director of athletics.

The school received assistance from People Magazine graphic designer Keir Novesky in creating what officials say is a “stronger and more consistent brand for athletics.” The Blue Knight was adopted after a 1979 campus naming contest as the college’s mascot and nickname. The new design replaces a logo that has been in use since 2001.

The Blue Knights logo family includes sport-specific logos for each team.



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