Student-athletes’ demand for academic support has increased dramatically as they attempt to balance a full academic load with athletics. The recruitment, retention and graduation of student-athletes is vital to the success of collegiate athletics.
Creighton University’s Student-Athlete Support Center was a major renovation of existing space in the Creighton Gymnasium, with the goal of enlarging and improving locker rooms and support facilities. In addition to new locker rooms, the 13,000-square-foot Support Center includes The Parker Family Foundation Academic Learning Center, staff offices, an expanded athletic medicine area and additional athletics storage space.
The Parker Family Foundation Academic Learning Center includes staff offices, 20 computer stations, study tables, sound-proof carrels for tutoring and partitions to divide the area into sections for quiet, individual or group study.
The Blue and White Fund was established by former Creighton student-athletes, alumni and friends to support this $1.7 million renovation project, which was completed in the fall of 1998.