THE PEGGY COLVIN BASEBALL CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE|
The Peggy Colvin Baseball Center for Excellence is the state-of-the-art clubhouse utilized by the UIC baseball program.
A 4,690-square-foot structure located on the lower level of the Physical Education Building and just steps away from Les Miller Field, the Peggy Colvin Baseball Center contains a spacious players locker room with a stereo system and a pair of huge plasma flat-screen televisions with DIRECTV access, a video lounge, four coaches offices, locker rooms for coaches and umpires, shower facilities, a study center with desktop computers, a Wall of Fame, an equipment room and much, much more.
The Peggy Colvin Baseball Center for Excellence was opened in January of 2007 and officially dedicated in a private ceremony on April 19, 2007. Pat Colvin made the lead gift and named the center after his wife, Peggy. Other lead donors include Mike DiVitorrio, who honored his late sister, who served as a teacher, by naming the clubhouse's study lab the Margaret "Peggy" Cebulski Study Center; Jim Puplava, who had his gift recognized with the creation of the UIC Baseball Wall of Fame that visually honors former baseball student-athletes in the UIC Athletics Hall of Fame; and Curtis Granderson, the former UIC standout and current New York Yankees star centerfielder whose gift helped fund the Curtis Granderson Video Lounge in the northeast corner of the center.
From the entrance and outer walls of the clubhouse, which features a floor painted like a baseball field and giant photos adorning the hallway that represent the spirit of UIC baseball, to the simple elegance and superb craftmanship of the offices and lockers, the Peggy Colvin Baseball Center for Excellence proudly represents the class and winning attitude of the UIC baseball program.