Weber State to build new student-athlete academic center


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OGDEN — Weber State University is building a new facility dedicated to the academic well-being of a specific group of students: its student-athletes.

The university announced that it will soon begin construction on a 4,000-square-foot student-athlete academic center to be built southeast of Stewart Stadium, scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

"This building shows the priority and focus that we put on the educational part of the student-athlete experience," said Weber State athletic director Jerry Bovee about the new building. "It will enhance our recruiting profile in all sports and will give the student-athletes a place they can call their own."

The building will include a 20-person computer lab, individual study rooms, a general study area for student-athletes, offices for academic advisers, an athlete lounge, a kitchen and a balcony.

Money is still being raised to name the building.

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