ECU Gains Use Of North Campus Crossing For Practice
Aug. 20, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- East Carolina University Department of Athletics and ECU Educational Foundation have entered into a contractual agreement with North Campus Crossing to utilize its Recreation, Entertainment and Activity Center as an alternate practice facility for its basketball and volleyball teams.
"The agreement with North Campus Crossing gives their residents a first class gym and gives our volleyball and basketball teams an outstanding practice facility," Director of Athletics Terry Holland said. "It is a win-win for everyone and we appreciate this opportunity to partner with North Campus Crossing."
"We are very delighted to enter into this partnership with ECU," said NCC Property Manager Sarah Brock. "It certainly enhances our image with the University community."
The gymnasium includes six goals on a regulation size basketball court. The floor was recently refinished and has been painted with exact same markings as the court inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
"We are very appreciative of the generosity of North Campus Crossing for providing us with the use of this facility," Pirate head coach men's basketball coach Jeff Lebo said. "It will allow us to alleviate some scheduling conflicts and will enhance what ECU Basketball can offer our student-athletes as we continue to work toward an on-campus practice facility."
The basketball and volleyball teams will give the teams flexibility in scheduling practices, individual workouts, camps and clinics when displaced by graduation, concerts or other events taking place at Minges Coliseum.
"What a tremendous opportunity for our programs to be able to train more often and with greater freedom," volleyball coach Pati Rolf said. "We now have the ability to complement our academic schedule with a more student-athlete friendly practice schedule."
"I am extremely excited about the use of such a first-class facility such as North Campus Crossing," women's basketball coach Heather Macy said. "Our administration continues to show a tremendous commitment to all our programs."
The Pirate Club is currently in the silent fundraising phase of its campaign to construct a separate practice facility next to Minges Coliseum.