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08.31.2009 / The New Athletic Facility for Creighton Women is Ready for Action.

Creighton University is dedicating a state of the art, one of a kind student athletics facility for women on Friday, August 28th. The facility is located on the northeast corner of Webster Street and Florence Boulevard.

"This one of a kind student women's athletics facility is one of the best in the nation and will make our dreams of an even stronger athletics program, championed by intensely loyal fans, more of a reality."

The Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center and the D.J. Sokol Arena will be the new home for Creighton women's volleyball and basketball programs - with a court arena seating 2,950. It will be open to the public as the Bluejay Invitational starts off the volleyball season at 4 p.m., with Tulane taking on Illinois. The Bluejays will play an early match with Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m.

The D.J. Sokol Arena honors the memory of David L. "D.J.", Sokol, Jr. (June 29, 1981 - June 11, 1999). At the age of 16, D.J. was diagnosed with cancer. His response over the next two years to the challenge of fighting this disease will forever communicate his character to others. He demonstrated wisdom, maturity, empathy and enthusiasm, and served as a tremendous source of inspiration to all who met him. Generations of athletes privileged to play here will continue to be inspired by his example. 

"This one of a kind student women’s athletics facility is one of the best in the nation and will make our dreams of an even stronger athletics program, championed by intensely loyal fans, more of a reality. This long-desired on-campus home, also provides a gathering place for other campus activities and community events," said Bruce Rasmussen, Creighton University's director of athletics.

Source: Creighton Athletic Department.

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What a beautiful looking court. Go Jays.
Posted by Jake at 09:08 AM, Aug 28, 2009
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