Summers' addition nearing completion
December 04, 2007

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     An athletics facilities improvement effort that has spanned more than a year comes to a close this month as workers put finishing touches on an addition to Summers Gymnasium.
     Vice President of Operations Tim Hostetler said the 5,742 square-foot office and locker room complex (pictured left) was the final step in a project that included construction of a practice gymnasium, construction of an athletic training room on the west side of Summers, and renovation to the traditional front of the gym.
     Before the new semester begins, the coaching staff is to move into the second floor of the newest addition to Summers. Each head coach and the new sports information director will have a private office, and assistant coaches will share office space. There is a conference/signing room and a work area on the upper level. The first floor, on the same level as the Summers game floor, houses the Bryan men’s and women’s team locker rooms.
     Perhaps the most striking addition to the upper level is a new façade which complements architectural elements of other campus buildings (pictured below). Also upstairs are exercise and weight rooms.
     Dillard Construction of Dayton was contractor on the $1.15 million project.
     “In the past year we have significantly improved the athletics facilities at the college for our intercollegiate teams and provided benefits for our intramural program and for students who want to exercise on their own,” Mr. Hostetler said. “These new facilities will help provide a quality overall program as we work toward eventual construction of the new athletics center.”