Dusk view of athletic center

New Athletic Center

We invite you to join in the excitement as we plan for a year of growth and progress for Davidson Athletics—construction of a new $15 million athletic center adjoining Baker Sports Complex.

To date, more than $9 million has been raised toward funding the $15 million center. Your support will help make this dream a reality for Davidson.

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View of Athletic Center at dusk

New Athletic Center

The $4 Million Vance Athletic Center Challenge is now underway. Make your gift, and make a lasting impact on Davidson Athletics.

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View from Gym Overlook

New Athletic Center

Davidson’s vibrant athletics community and unwavering commitment to support 21 Division I programs presents immediate cause for a facility of this nature. The new athletic center will have a direct impact on the Davidson student experience with increased access to practice, training, and wellness facilities.

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Large Dance Studio

New Athletic Center

Davidson’s new academic Dance Program continues to grow with two studio-based classes offered currently and a third proposed for spring. The new Cheryle Williamson Center for Dance will support our heavily subscribed academic and extracurricular dance activities.

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$4 Million Vance Athletic Center Challenge Underway

A gift to the athletic center now goes further! Samuel and Ann Vance Ginn have issued a $4 million challenge in honor of Ann's father, Harry L. Vance, Davidson class of 1926. Every gift to the center will be matched dollar-for-dollar until the $4 million challenge is met. Make your gift today, and make this enhancement to Baker Sports Complex a reality for Davidson. Learn More

What Students Are Saying

Jasmine Calin ’13

Women’s Basketball Player
Miami, Florida

Freedom to have our own space! We share one court with three sports and it can be crowded. The new facility will make it easier to have practice when we need to have it so athletes aren’t missing dinner or having to practice on the upper courts.

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Dan Van Note

Daniel Van Note ’14

Dance Ensemble President
Topsham, Maine

Davidson is unique in its ability to foster student growth in fields they would not otherwise consider. My continued involvement in Dance Ensemble and Gamut Dance Company are a product of that character.  The facility embraces this idea.

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Tyler Kalinoski ’15

Men’s Basketball Player
Overland Park, Kansas

The new athletic center will mean a lot for the future of Davidson basketball. It will give players a great environment to become the best they can be and will help give Davidson a new look which will help with recruiting future players.

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Roshelle Clark

Roshelle Clark ’13

Bronx, New York

A space uniquely designed for dancers to choreograph, practice, and to enjoy their art is necessary at Davidson. Dance is very physical and requires room to practice and perform and mirrors to visualize these movements.

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