(Editor's note: Montana Western media release)
DILLON – The University of Montana Western volleyball team unveiled its newly renovated locker room.
"We are beyond excited about our new locker room and the continued growth in the volleyball program," head coach Katie Lovett said. "First, I would like to thank everyone who donated funds for this project to become a reality, as well as everyone who put in their time, effort and energy. It really was a whole team effort from before the start of demo to putting the last locker in place. There is such support for Bulldog athletics in this community and it really shows in projects like this."
The new 350 square-foot locker room is nearly triple the size of the old room and makes use of unused space in the Bulldog Athletic and Recreation Center (BARC). The remodel provides a long overdue face lift for the area the Bulldogs called home for the previous 50 years.
"With everything having such a level of uncertainty during times right now, I think this was a great positive thing they could focus on," Lovett added. "I am so happy we were able to make this a reality for the team, because they deserve every bit of it. The team already has so much pride in this space and has given them even more motivation for this upcoming season."
"I am very excited for our volleyball student-athletes that they now have an appropriate space to prepare for practice and contests," Director of Athletics Bill Wilson said. "I want to thank the donors for the locker room, our Director of Facilities Cole Cottom, Vice Chancellor Mike Reid, and Director of the UMW Foundation Roxanne Engellant for their efforts in supporting this project."
The locker room will open to players in late July when training camp is scheduled to open for the 2020 season.
For more pictures of the remodel project check out the volleyball team's Instagram page.