Creighton University recently unveiled its new Ruth Scott Training Center. The 16,000-square-foot facility, located at 702 N. Florence Blvd., just west of the Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena, is the new training center for Creighton volleyball and women's basketball.
The facility was made possible thanks to many generous donors, especially lead donors Ruth and Bill Scott, whose generosity has transformed the entire east-campus athletics corridor.
This latest example of their generosity builds a facility that aligns with Creighton Athletics' mission of recruiting, retaining, developing and graduating outstanding student-athletes, and will be a vital developmental resource for personnel from both programs.
As the success of the volleyball and women's basketball programs continues to extend their seasons, the additional practice space provided by the Ruth Scott Training Center will help student-athletes miss fewer practices due to facility and class schedule conflicts. Furthermore, this facility acknowledges the hardworking, talented coaches and student-athletes Creighton Athletics hopes to recruit and retain.
The Ruth Scott Training Center provides space for two full-sized basketball and volleyball courts, six basketball hoops, two automated volleyball nets that lower from the ceiling, state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment to film and review practices, a hydration station and additional storage space.
In recent years, both the Creighton women's basketball and volleyball programs have achieved incredible success on the national stage. In 2018, the volleyball program captured its fifth consecutive Big East Conference regular-season and tournament titles. The Bluejays finished the season ranked 13th nationally after hosting the NCAA tournament first/second rounds at D.J. Sokol Arena for the second consecutive season.
In 2017-18, the women's basketball program extended its postseason streak to 11 seasons after reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. The Bluejays earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament and defeated No. 6-seed Iowa in the first round. The Bluejays are off to a strong start in the 2018-19 campaign and are poised for another postseason run.
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