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New Scoreboard in Use at Anderson Aquatic Center for USC Dual

New Scoreboard in Use at Anderson Aquatic Center for USC Dual

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly Athletics unveiled its $100,000 scoreboard at the Anderson Aquatic Center on Friday during the men’s swimming and diving dual meet against Southern California.

More than a dozen donors helped in the effort, including alumni, supporters and parents. It is one of the last pieces to the entire Anderson Aquatic Center, one of the premier swim facilities on the West Coast.

Named in honor of Dick Anderson, Cal Poly professor emeritus of physical education and a former Mustang athletic director, the Anderson Aquatic Center underwent a significant renovation in 2009, converting a 25-yard pool into the main 50-meter Myrtha-built pool and its accompanying 15-by-30-foot all-shallow therapy pool.

Next effort will be to add additional one- and three-meter diving boards along with additional seating.

The scoreboard also can be used as a high-definition video monitor and will be utilized as a multimedia device to promote athletic events.

The project is one of several major facility renovations over the last five years.

A $750,000 project to renovate Mott Athletics Center includes a new competition floor, video board and scoreboard, LED courtside signage tables and improved courtside seating. Other aesthetic amenities include exterior window rebranding with Mott Athletics Center- and Mustang-specific logos and interior draping along the baseline walls.

During the summer of 2013, the Mott Athletics Center weight room for Cal Poly Athletics underwent a $150,000 renovation, thanks in large part to philanthropic support from parents of football players in addition to football alumni and area supporters. The 2,500-square-foot facility includes new equipment, new platforms, new lighting, a new sound system, repair of the concrete floor, fresh paint and Cal Poly Mustang Branding throughout.

An electronic scoreboard was added to the seven-court tennis facility a year ago, a $250,000 project that also included resurfacing and branding of the courts and new windscreens.

Cal Poly's 6,000-square-foot baseball hitting facility was completed for use by the Mustang baseball team in November 2012, featuring retractable netting, which allows for three long cages and three short cages. Major donors for the $300,000 lighted facility include Jim Newkirk, Ted Lilly, Al Montna, Paul Pluschkell and Robin Baggett.