Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 6 | June 2022

22 Inside Hokie Sports ATHLETICSANNUALREPORT Student-athletes are ensured a first-class experience at Virginia Tech through the constant innovation and improvement of athletics facilities. Hokies can enjoy the recent upgrades to some of the places they frequent on campus, while also awaiting new renovations that will happen in the near future. STUDENT-ATHLETE PERFORMANCE CENTER Hokie student-athletes were able to utilize the newly constructed Student-Athlete Performance Center (top right) in its first full academic year of availability. This $20 million facility is an exclusive space for student-athletes to fulfill all of their nutritional needs under the direct supervision of the sports nutrition staff. The SAPC also acts as a hospitality center for select events, including pre-game meals for Hokie Club members and special Student-Athlete Development events. FOOTBALL ENJOYS NEW AMENITIES Virginia Tech Football saw substantial improvements in their facilities before the 2021 season. Position meeting rooms along the Michael Vick Hallway were enhanced to become some of the most elite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The rooms designated for Quarterbacks and Cornerbacks have since been named in honor of contributions made by distinguished football alumni Bruce Arians and the Fuller brothers, respectively. In recognition of Jeff Veatch’s longtime generosity and service to his alma mater, the Veatch Coaches Corridor in the Jamerson Center was named in honor of Hokies longtime defensive coordinator Bud Foster. The Sanghani Player Lounge (second from bottom left), newly renovated thanks to the generous contributions of Tech graduate Mehul Sanghani, provides football student-athletes and recruits a state of the art space for entertainment, including multiple TVs, ping pong tables, classic arcade games, current gaming consoles, as well as a hallway that provides an immersive “Enter Sandman” experience that replicates the feel of the walk through the Avery Tunnel into Lane Stadium. Hokie Football will also have an upgraded weight room to usher in the Brent Pry era of the program. This expanded, 12,300 square feet facility is an exclusive space for the strength and conditioning staff to mold a strong, blue-collar generation of Virginia Tech Football players. This updated space was deemed the “Steve Johnson Strength & Conditioning Center,” in recognition of Johnson’s lead gift and longtime generosity to the football program as a donor and alum (bottom left). The weight room and surrounding plaza also pays tribute to the 1986 Peach Bowl Champion Hokies, in honor of the first Virginia Tech bowl victory, a game in which Johnson led the way for the Tech with six receptions. The plaza surrounding the weight room was named the “Petrine Plaza”, made possible by the generosity of Jim and Debbie Petrine (bottom right). This area pays homage to the family legacies of Virginia Tech Football players as well as the 1986 Peach Bowl Champions. Thanks to a $5 million commitment from Win Sheridan, Virginia Tech Football will soon enjoy a completely renovated and redesigned Frank Beamer Locker Room. The conceptual renderings of the plans for the locker room will be shared at a later date. Sheridan’s generosity allows the program to take a great leap forward in Coach Pry’s mission to create a first-class experience for Hokies student-athletes. HOKIES enjoy BENEFIT of enhanced facilities Virginia Tech Athletics progresses with successful capital projects