UConn Names Student Athlete Success Center

Nov. 4—STORRS MANSFIELD—The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees has approved naming the Bailey Student Athlete Success Center as part of its consent agenda.

The namesake for the center is Trisha Bailey, a 1999 graduate of UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During her time at UConn, she competed on the women’s cross country and track and field teams. She was also involved in student support.

Bailey has founded numerous companies including Bailey’s Pharmacy and Bailey’s Medical Equipment & Supplies. These family businesses strive to provide loving care and exceptional quality to the communities they serve.

On October 12, the Board of Trustees Institutional Advancement Committee approved the recommendation to name the center after Bailey, which was subsequently approved as part of the consent agenda.

“Dr. Bailey has made a transformative pledge to support the university in an amount consistent with Named Gift guidelines,” UConn interim president Radenka Maric said in an email to members of the Board of Trustees. “In recognition of her transformative gift, the university recommends naming the Student Athlete Success Center in Dr. Bailey’s honor as the ‘Baley Student Athlete Success Center.'” UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said the amount Bailey donated has not been disclosed to the public.

The university will use the money donated by Bailey to renovate 80,000 square feet of the former recreation center and other areas within the Hugh S. Greer Field House. This recently renovated area will be home to the student athlete success center.

The success center for student athletes will house an academic center, a space for mental health, sports medicine and strength and conditioning rooms. In addition, the center will have changing rooms, team offices, a team room, a communal kitchen/feeding room and a multifunctional training room.

Wednesday afternoon, the timeline for the center’s construction and opening was unclear.

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