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Virginia Tech receives $15.2 million for Student-Athlete Performance Center

Largest-ever gift to athletics

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech received its largest-ever gift to athletics and the single-largest outright gift ever given to the university. The gift is a $15.2 million donation to help Hokie student-athletes. 

During a news conference Monday, Virginia Tech President Dr. Tim Sands spoke proudly of the donation and announced the money will help build a new Student-Athlete Performance Center. It will benefit student-athletes in all 22 intercollegiate sports at the University.

The donation was made anonymously by an alumni couple.

"It's really about the fact our donors and friends who are Virginia natives really saw the vision and the integrity of the athletics program and they felt compelled to give to move us to the next level," said Dr. Tim Sands

When it's complete, the center will feature panoramic views of Lane Stadium and a balcony overlooking the practice field. The center will also include space for dining, nutrition, donor hospitality and recruiting areas. The fourth floor of Jamerson Athlete Center will more than double from its current 6,000-square-foot footprint to 17,000 square feet
     
Construction on the new center will start in 2018.