The University of Nebraska Athletic Department is proud to announce the receipt of a major gift from David and Carol Alloy of Omaha, toward the building of a new strength facility in the Hawks Championship Center.
The Alloys have followed University of Nebraska athletics since 1962. David Alloy is a native of Omaha and a graduate of the University of Nebraska, earning his degree in 1973, while Carol Alloy hails from Grand Forks, North Dakota.
The couple discovered a passion for volleyball after attending their first Husker game in 1988 at the Big Eight Volleyball Tournament in Omaha. Their love for Nebraska volleyball has grown over the years and they have made previous contributions to the Volleyball Husker Award Club, Match Club, and Nebraska athletic department.
The Alloys said, “We have been very fortunate in our lives and wanted to do something more substantial by giving back to the University and the volleyball program, in addition to supporting a wide range of other sports.”
“When the baseball and softball batting cages were moved to Haymarket Park,” Athletic Director Tom Osborne said, “that enabled us to build a beautiful new strength complex in the Hawks Championship Center. We are very appreciative of the gift from the Alloys. Because of their generosity, we are able to have a wonderful strength facility for our student-athletes. We are pleased to name this complex in their honor.”
The new facility will be utilized by Husker volleyball, baseball, softball, rifle, soccer, and women’s gymnastics student-athletes. The Alloys’ generous contribution will provide all these sports with one of the finest strength and conditioning facilities in the nation. In honor of their donation, the renovated facility will be named the David and Carol Alloy Strength Complex.
“Our intent is that this facility will help our athletes build their strength and endurance to compete at the highest level, and with the inspiration and determination to go beyond what is expected,” the Alloys said. “Our hope is that the young men and women training in this facility will also build teamwork, loyalty, friendships, and memories, and leave as successful people in their future endeavors.”
Renovation on the center began this summer and was completed in time for this fall.