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Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center

Rendering of proposed enhanced weight room

With the fall semester underway, Lenoir-Rhyne is looking ahead to two construction projects that promise to alter and improve the experience of living and learning at LR.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTER NAMED IN HONOR OF NEILL MCGEACHY

LR athletics, in collaboration with the Bears Club, announced at its annual August dinner, a $2.6-million fundraising campaign to build the Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center. The center will be named for McGeachy ’65, former director of intercollegiate athletics and executive director of the Bears Club, who died earlier this year.

“The Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center will not only honor Neill’s memory and his commitment to LR, but it will also enhance the student-athlete experience and performance, improve recruiting, and magnify the visibility of LR athletics in an increasingly competitive environment.”
University President Dr. Fred Whitt

McGeachy was a three-sport standout student-athlete at LR in football, basketball, and track, and earned All-American honors. McGeachy served LR athletics for 14 years, and his transformational leadership elevated Bears sports to national prominence, while spearheading unprecedented growth. The sports performance center will stand as a tribute to McGeachy’s life work and his profound impact on LR athletics. The campaign theme, Forever 46, was named in honor of McGeachy’s legacy and jersey number.

“Paramount to sustained success of Bears athletics are facilities consistent with a championship program,” said University President Dr. Fred Whitt. “The Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center will not only honor Neill’s memory and his commitment to LR, but it will also enhance the student-athlete experience and performance, improve recruiting, and magnify the visibility of LR athletics in an increasingly competitive environment.”

rendering of proposed updated weight room
BUILDING FEATURES:
  • Supports all 22 NCAA Division II sports
  • Approximately 14,000 square-feet of new and enhanced multi-use training space
  • State-of-the-art weight room, nutrition bar, and indoor turf training area
  • Enhanced team meeting spaces and coaches’ offices
  • Covered pavilion for Bears Club hospitality and engagement space for campus events

The University aims to break ground in November and have the center open before the start of the fall 2019 season. Learn more at lr.edu/forever46.
 

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Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center
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Rendering of proposed enhanced weight room

With the fall semester underway, Lenoir-Rhyne is looking ahead to two construction projects that promise to alter and improve the experience of living and learning at LR.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTER NAMED IN HONOR OF NEILL MCGEACHY

LR athletics, in collaboration with the Bears Club, announced at its annual August dinner, a $2.6-million fundraising campaign to build the Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center. The center will be named for McGeachy ’65, former director of intercollegiate athletics and executive director of the Bears Club, who died earlier this year.

“The Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center will not only honor Neill’s memory and his commitment to LR, but it will also enhance the student-athlete experience and performance, improve recruiting, and magnify the visibility of LR athletics in an increasingly competitive environment.”
University President Dr. Fred Whitt

McGeachy was a three-sport standout student-athlete at LR in football, basketball, and track, and earned All-American honors. McGeachy served LR athletics for 14 years, and his transformational leadership elevated Bears sports to national prominence, while spearheading unprecedented growth. The sports performance center will stand as a tribute to McGeachy’s life work and his profound impact on LR athletics. The campaign theme, Forever 46, was named in honor of McGeachy’s legacy and jersey number.

“Paramount to sustained success of Bears athletics are facilities consistent with a championship program,” said University President Dr. Fred Whitt. “The Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center will not only honor Neill’s memory and his commitment to LR, but it will also enhance the student-athlete experience and performance, improve recruiting, and magnify the visibility of LR athletics in an increasingly competitive environment.”

rendering of proposed updated weight room
BUILDING FEATURES:
  • Supports all 22 NCAA Division II sports
  • Approximately 14,000 square-feet of new and enhanced multi-use training space
  • State-of-the-art weight room, nutrition bar, and indoor turf training area
  • Enhanced team meeting spaces and coaches’ offices
  • Covered pavilion for Bears Club hospitality and engagement space for campus events

The University aims to break ground in November and have the center open before the start of the fall 2019 season. Learn more at lr.edu/forever46.
 

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