Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement Groundbreaking


On Thursday, September 29, Gonzaga formally broke ground on the new 51,000 sq. ft. Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement. The groundbreaking revealed this namesake in recognition of major benefactors Pat and Sandy Volkar of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

This facility, combined with other spaces in the Martin Centre and McCarthey Athletic Center, will enhance the overall student-athlete experience. The building will house student-athlete support services, a weight room, nutrition center, basketball practice court, Gonzaga Athletics Hall of Fame, and multiple meeting areas.

The top floor of the Volkar Center will be dedicated to helping Gonzaga’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Athletic Director Mike Roth said Gonzaga’s student-athletes tied with Dartmouth University in the 2015-2016 academic year for the NCAA’s top academic progress rate (APR) over a four-year period.

The Center is scheduled to open Fall 2017.

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