The Texas Tech Red Raiders announced a massive $10 million donation for the school’s new basketball practice facility on Wednesday.
The Dusty and Leisha Womble family donated the money to Texas Tech as the lead gift for the facility. As a result, the building will be named the Dustin R. Womble Basketball Practice Facility. It will feature “two practice courts, a strength and conditioning weight room, men’s and women’s basketball coaches’ offices as well as sports medicine and nutrition areas,” according to a press release.
In the release, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, men’s basketball coach Chris Beard and women’s basketball coach Candi Whitaker all profusely thanked the Wombles.
“We believe this gift will create the momentum needed to raise the additional funds necessary to break ground on what will be a truly remarkable facility,” Hocutt said. “We can’t thank Dusty and Leisha Womble enough, and we look forward to having their name on this incredible facility in the years to come.”
“This facility is a difference maker in our program and for the future of Texas Tech Basketball,” Beard said. “It will be a tremendous asset for our current and future players.”
“This facility will be instrumental in our player development as well as recruiting the nation’s top players to our campus,” Whitaker said.
The donation was made as part of Texas Tech’s “Campaign for Fearless Champions.” Earlier this year, the university constructed a brand-new Sports Performance Center as part of the campaign.
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