Tar Heel student-athletes and coaches bring a championship mentality to all that they do - in training, in competition and in the classroom. The Carolina Student-Athlete Center for Excellence provides the facilities and support services necessary to continue that championship level of commitment, and to enhance the entire student-athlete experience. The center will include new and expanded academic support services, a home for the Carolina Leadership Academy, an impressive Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning facility, office and operations space for Carolina Athletics ... and the exciting new Blue Zone with premium seating areas for game days at Kenan Stadium.

The future success of Carolina Athletics is dependent upon meeting the needs of Tar Heel student-athletes both on and off the field. The Carolina Student-Athlete Center for Excellence will prepare our student-athletes to compete for championships while at Carolina and will provide them the education and experience to lead championship lives beyond Chapel Hill.

The services and spaces housed on the field level include:

  • 13,600-square-foot Strength & Conditioning Center - for use by Carolina's Olympic Sports programs. The center will feature weight and cardio equipment, a 40-yard training track, and significantly expanded square footage from the current facility.
  • The Men's Lacrosse Complex - This space includes the William Scroggs Lacrosse Locker Room, valuable team meeting space, a players' lounge, coaches' offices, training room facilities and much more.  Visitors Locker Room - which can be divided in two to host high school championships.
  • Truck bays for television satellite trucks - removing them from the crowded south side concourse.
  • Storage and maintenance space - for operations and field crews.

The second level includes:

  • Academic Support Center - with nearly 30,000 square feet of space, this space will be the largest in the conference, and will offer more than three times the square footage of the current academic center. The center will house multiple classrooms for teaching and tutoring, a state-of-the-art computer lab, a writing lab, reading rooms and office space.
  • A home for the Carolina Leadership Academy - an initiative that offers leadership training to Carolina student-athletes, coaches and staff.
  • The Carolina Athletics Business Office.

The future success of Carolina Athletics is dependent upon meeting the needs of Tar Heel student-athletes both on and off the field. The Carolina Student-Athlete Center for Excellence will prepare our student-athletes to compete for championships while at Carolina, and will provide them the education and experience to lead championship lives beyond Chapel Hill.

 

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