Aquatic center at Quincy University gets new name after receiving support from Bank of Springfield
QUINCY — Quincy University recently announced the naming of the university’s swimming pool and aquatic facilities as the BOS Aquatic Center after receiving financial support from Bank of Springfield.
In a press release, Tom Marantz, Bank of Springfield CEO and chairman of the board, said, “BOS believes in the mission of education and the dedication it takes to be a student athlete. We’re proud to support both in our community of Quincy.”
The BOS Aquatic Center, in Quincy University’s Health and Fitness Center, will continue to be the home of the QU women’s and men’s swimming programs, which compete in NCAA Division II. With competitive lanes for varsity swimming and expansive locker rooms, the BOS Aquatic Center will support recreational swimming and fitness activities for the campus community.
With Bank of Springfield’s support, QU will reestablish the BOS Cup, which encourages a healthy rivalry in men’s basketball and women’s basketball between QU and the University of Illinois-Springfield. The BOS Cup tradition began in the 2000s between these two universities as a bragging-rights competition, complete with a traveling trophy. A new, traveling BOS Cup for each sport will be displayed each year by the winning team, beginning with the 2023-24 season.
“We are honored by the enduring commitment of BOS to the people of Quincy University and our region,” QU President Brian McGee said. “The many benefits of participation in intercollegiate athletics and healthy lifestyles are clearly recognized by our friends and partners at BOS. With programs recognizing the connection between physical, mental and spiritual health, Quincy University’s signature commitment to Success by Design creates the conditions for lifelong achievement and an exceptional quality of life for our graduates and the members of our community.”
View a short video presentation of the naming of the BOS Aquatic Center at https://yotu.be/Abhelbrml24.
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