M Club Performance Center Unveiled
Oct. 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, MD. - The University of Maryland athletics department celebrated the completion of the new performance center at the Varsity Team House with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday evening.
The renovation project, which started last April, was supported by the generous financial donation of the M Club, a group of former Terrapin letter-winners whose mission is "athletes helping athletes."
The M Club Performance Center now features a refurbished weight room, featuring additional power racks, new cardio equipment and Keiser machines that empower each student-athlete to maximize their workouts in upper body movement and resistance sprints. In addition, the weight room has new flooring which is shock resistant and is designed to provide a safe area for each student-athlete as they work on their strength, conditioning and agility drills.
The M Club also provided the financial resources to add a pair of Hydro Therapy tubs in the training room to reduce recovery time. In addition, slip resistant flooring was added to prevent injury from wet spots in the training room.
"This is one of the greatest moments in this athletic department," said men's soccer Coach Sasho Cirovski, who helped lead the fundraising campaign. "We said we needed better tools. We wanted to have the best possible."
In all, seven teams and more than 250 student-athletes will utilize the M Club Performance Center to prepare and recover from their athletic competitions.
"The performance and safety features will be extremely beneficial for each of our student-athletes," said Kevin Glover, Executive Director, M Club. "This is now a top-notch facility thanks to the M Club. Our student-athletes needed this, and they are deserving of this new weight room and training facility."
Joining Cirovski and Glover in the dedication ceremony were associate athletics director/director of development Troy Wainwright and M Club president Marjorie Bollinger. In addition, men's lacrosse head coach John Tillman and men's & women's track and field coach Andrew Valmon also attended the ceremony.