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Southern Wesleyan Cuts Ribbon for Softball Facility Buildings

CENTRAL, S.C. – The Southern Wesleyan softball program cut the ribbon today on two new additions to Varsity Field Wednesday morning.

With members of the Southern Wesleyan Board of Trustees in attendance, SWU President, Dr. Todd Voss, softball head coach Anna Ball, and Director of Athletics, Chris Williams, cut the ribbon on a new locker room, concessions building, and public restroom facilities building at Varsity Field.  Plans to add a press box on the home dugout on the third base line are scheduled for construction before the 2014 season.

“It really is a dream come true for Southern Wesleyan softball if you think about where softball has been and where it is going to now,” Voss said.  “It is interesting when facilities improve and start to enhance a program everything starts to improve.  Program and facility have to go hand-in-hand.  This was a wonderful answer to prayers, and the beginning of some wonderful things happening here at Southern Wesleyan.  We hope to have more ribbon cuttings and things like this coming up in the fall.”

“I think it is the next step for athletics and the movement forward particularly with the NCAA, but also the movement of the institution as a whole,” athletic director Chris Williams said.  “For the softball program it is another upgrade.  It continues to move them forward as a program and as the sport venue improves it shows the coaches we are dedicated to continuing to improvement. “

The Warrior softball team is 21-17 on the year in 2013 and has earned more wins since 2006 when the team finished at 19-37.

“This building serves as an example of Southern Wesleyan University’s dedication to become the premier Christian university of the southeast,” Ball said.   “It also serves as visual reminder of what we all feel of God’s work moving throughout this campus.  The field house including locker room space, men’s and women’s restrooms and a concessions area provides this program with an opportunity for community outreach and SWU softball ahead of our opponents as we move forward into the NCAA Division II and the Conference Carolinas.”

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