Nebraska Gymnastics Breaks New Ground
More than 120 people were in attendance for the ground-breaking ceremony for the Nebraska Gymnastics Training Complex on Friday afternoon.
Those in attendance heard comments from Athletic Director Bill Moos, Deputy AD and Senior Woman Administrator Pat Logsdon, Chancellor Ronnie Green, Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach Dan Kendig and two-time All-American gymnast Anton Stephenson.
The 26,000 square-foot training space and 46,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility will serve as a way to celebrate the legacy and accomplishments of alumni, but will also be a game changer for recruitment, performance and competition.
"With great coaches and tremendous student-athletes, all that was missing was the facility, which we're now going to break ground on," Moos said. "We're going to create the future."
The Training Complex will include two practice gyms, locker rooms, a lobby, team rooms, athletic therapy rooms and coaches’ offices - truly beginning a "new era" for Husker gymnastics.
"I know future Huskers are excited to train, compete and leave their legacy in this new facility," Stephenson said. "Every day, we see those eight national championship banners hanging above our heads. So many Husker greats developed in that gym, and now we have the chance to start a new era, and leave our own legacy in this new training complex."
The Training Complex is scheduled to be completed in January 2020, in time for the 2020 gymnastics season. In closing, Stephenson thank all those who made this facility possible.
"I would like to say thank you to the donors, former gymnasts, coaches, fans, the board of regents, President Hank Bounds, Chancellor Ronnie Green, Athletic Director Bill Moos, the entire athletic department staff and everyone else who has invested in our program," Stephenson said. "All of you believe in Nebraska, believe in our sport, and believe in us. You have seen how successful Nebraska gymnastics has been and you knew how successful the future of Nebraska gymnastics could be. Now, with your support and this new training complex, were going to show you."