JOHN R. THOMPSON JR. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CENTER

Georgetown University officially dedicated the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center during ceremonies on the Hilltop on Thursday, October 6. The facility was named for the Hall of Fame men's basketball coach who led the Hoyas to the 1984 NCAA Championship and 596 wins in 27 years on the sidelines.

Construction of the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center began in October 2014. The two-year project included bulk excavation, underground utilities and foundations preparation, as well as street reconfiguration. Construction was substantially complete on August 13, 2016.

The Thompson Center transformed the athletics experience at Georgetown with a facility that now supports the demands our student-athletes face on a daily basis. It was built adjacent to McDonough Arena and, with roughly 144,000 square feet of newly-constructed space, will house:

  • New practice courts, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, lounge areas and coaches' offices for men's and women's basketball.
  • Sports performance/weight training facility and sports medicine/training room areas for all varsity student-athletes.
  • A student-athlete academic center, auditorium and team meeting facilities for all varsity sports programs.
  • Team-dedicated locker rooms for men's & women's basketball, men's & women's soccer and men's & women's lacrosse.
  • A new equipment room -- more than 4,000 square feet -- that will service all 29 intercollegiate sports and more than 750 student-athletes.
  • Hoyas Forever Hallway to honor the University's rich athletic tradition and history.
  • A courtyard for student-athletes that has a comfortable meditation area with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Lorry Michel Sports Medicine Center

  • Named for long-time men's basketball trainer Lorry Michel.
  • It will provide services for all of GU's 29 varsity sports & more than 750 student-athletes.
  • The sports medicine area offers a state-of-the art facility to house 11 full-time athletic trainers, four consulting team physicians, with two doctor's offices, including a room with video-conferencing ability to consult with specialists around the globe.
  • Student-athletes are offered access to state-of-the-art, whole body cryotherapy equipment, also known as a cryosauna. It is one of two facilities in D.C. with a cryochamber.
  • The space boasts Alter G Pro200 series anti-gravity treadmill for rehabilitative purposes.
  • It triples the square footage of previous facility and allows staff the ability to repurpose the McDonough Arena athletic training room to better accommodate our physical therapy initiatives, including the use of a newly-acquired biodex isokinetic testing machine, which provides baseline objective data to compare with follow-up testing upon completion of the rehabilitation program.

Academic & Leadership Center

  • Provides a home for the Cooper Athletics Leadership Program (CALP). CALP is the next step in the evolution of Georgetown's groundbreaking "Hoyas Lead" program, which for four years has required all freshmen and sophomore student-athletes to take developmentally-contextualized leadership classes.
  • Houses the academic support staff and a study lounge for all student-athletes that include private meeting rooms for small-group projects.
  • Has a student-athlete lounge that can be used for both studying or socializing.

Sports Performance Center

  • Houses more than 13,000-square feet for weight training and conditioning work.
  • Three different weight rooms are in the Thompson Center. The first floor weight room has 10,000-square feet of space and houses 20 custom-made Sorinex lifting stations along with a stone medicine ball wall and 55 yards of turf. Each rack comes equipped with Eleiko barbells and bumper plates. The men's and women's basketball teams each have their own 1,500-square foot weight rooms with five Sorinex weight racks.
  • The training facility takes part in Georgetown's Going Green Initiative by having cordless cardio equipment as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural sunlight to act as the main source of lighting.

About the Design & Architecture

  • Architect and design provided by Bowie Gridley Architects and Populous.
  • Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs facilities for major teams events, such as the London Olympics and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,000 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous' comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, environmental graphics and wayfinding, master planning, landscape design, urban planning and sustainable design consulting. With regional headquarters in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane, Populous has 15 offices on four continents.
  • Bowie Gridley Architects specializes in work for institutions of community significance -- schools, performing arts venues, libraries, athletic facilities, museums, and more. BGA designs the places where people gather to talk, teach, learn, work and play.
  • Construction of the Thompson Athletic Center was by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. G.W.C. Whiting and LeBaron Turner founded The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in 1909 on the belief that integrity, engineering talent and a dedication to customers would make them the very best in the construction industry. For more than a century, their success and reputation in the marketplace have been testaments to their wisdom.
  • Graphic design work in the Thompson Athletic Center was by Forty Nine Degrees. Based in Ohio, Forty Nine Degrees and its team of strategists work to maximize brand potential for clients. Forty Nine Degrees is a leading solution provider of impactful environmental graphics and wayfinding that unify the athletic facility branding and recruiting initiatives for athletic departments. With exceptional pride and a focused vision, their experienced team works diligently to create atmospheres that invite, motivate, and excite both athletes and spectators. As a comprehensive Design + Build firm, Forty Nine Degrees focuses on creating impactful environmental graphic solutions. With the development of new facilities or existing facility improvements, Forty Nine Degrees offers the experience and resources to develop a comprehensive solution from concept to installation.

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October 22
T, 0-0 (2OT)
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
RECAP

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October 22
9:30 AM
Richmond
Cooper Field
October 22
11:30 AM
Elon
Cooper Field
October 22
W, 3-2
Sacred Heart
Fairfield, Conn.
RECAP

Live Stats
October 22
2:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Cooper Field
October 22
TBA
ITA Regionals
Lynchburg, Va.
October 22
All Day
MAISA Womens Championships
Bronx, N.Y.
October 22
All Day
Kings Point Dinghy Open
Kings Point, N.Y.
October 22
All Day
Head of the Charles HW/LW
Boston, Mass.

Results
Championship 4+ - 1:16 p.m. Lightweight 4+ - 1:16 p.m. Lightweight 8+ - 1:48 p.m.
October 22
14th of 18
The ODU/OBX Intercollegiate Old Dominion
Kilmarlic Golf Club - Powells Point, N.C.
RECAP

Live Scoring
October 22
All Day
Head of the Charles
Boston, Mass.

Results
Lightweight 4+ - 1:30 p.m.
October 23
tied 6th of 18
The ODU/OBX Intercollegiate Old Dominion
Kilmarlic Golf Club - Powells Point, N.C.
RECAP

Live Scoring
October 24
All Day
The ODU/OBX Intercollegiate Old Dominion
Kilmarlic Golf Club - Powells Point, N.C.

Live Scoring
October 25
2:00 PM
Providence
Shaw Field

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October 26
2:00 PM
Xavier
Shaw Field

BEDN
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October 27
2:00 PM
Villanova
Cooper Field
October 27
7:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

Live Stats
Video
October 28
1:00 PM
Holy Cross
Worcester, Mass.
October 28
7:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.

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October 28
11:00 AM
James Madison
Cooper Field
October 28
12:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
October 28
1:00 PM
Maryland
Cooper Field
October 28
3:00 PM
Stony Brook
Cooper Field
October 28
All Day
Head of the Schuylkill LW only
Philadelphia, Pa.
October 28
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Kenosha, Wis.
October 28
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Kenosha, Wis.
October 28
All Day
War Memorial Regatta
Geneva, N.Y.
October 29
1:00 PM
La Salle
Cooper Field
October 29
2:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

Live Stats
Video
October 29
All Day
War Memorial Regatta
Geneva, N.Y.
October 29
All Day
Princeton Chase
Princeton, N.J.
October 29
All Day
Princeton Chase HW/LW
Princeton, N.J.
October 30
All Day
USF Intercollegiate
TPC Tampa, Tampa, Fla.
October 31
All Day
USF Intercollegiate
TPC Tampa, Tampa, Fla.
November 1
2:00 PM
Creighton
Shaw Field

BEDN
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November 3
4:00 PM
Rutgers/Pittsburgh/Seton Hall/Villanova
New Brunswick, N.J.
November 3
6:00 PM
St. Johns
McDonough Arena
November 3
TBA
Jack Kramer Invitational
Palos Verdes, Calif.
November 3
TBA
Jack Kramer Invitational
Palos Verdes, Calif.
November 3
All Day
ICSA Mens and Womens Singlehanded National Championships
Tampa, Fla.
November 4
2:00 PM
Lafayette Homecoming
Cooper Field
November 4
10:00 AM
Rutgers/Pittsburgh/Seton Hall/Villanova
New Brunswick, N.J.
November 4
6:00 PM
Seton Hall
McDonough Arena
November 4
TBA
Jack Kramer Invitational
Palos Verdes, Calif.
November 4
All Day
ICSA Mens and Womens Singlehanded National Championships
Tampa, Fla.
November 4
All Day
Head of the Occoquan HW/LW
Fairfax Station, Va.
November 4
TBA
Jack Kramer Invitational
Palos Verdes, Calif.
November 4
All Day
Head of the Occoquan
Fairfax Station, Va.
November 5
All Day
ICSA Mens and Womens Singlehanded National Championships
Tampa, Fla.
November 5
TBA
Jack Kramer Invitational
Palos Verdes, Calif.
November 5
TBA
Jack Kramer Invitational
Palos Verdes, Calif.
November 10
6:00 PM
Marquette
Milwuakee, Wis.
November 10
All Day
NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championships
Bethlehem, Pa.
November 10
All Day
NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championships
Bethlehem, Pa.
November 11
12:00 PM
Bucknell
Lewisburg, Pa.
November 11
All Day
Coed Atlantic Coast Championships
Bronx, N.Y.
November 11
All Day
ICSA Match Racing National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
November 11
All Day
Womens Atlantic Coast Championships
New London, Conn.
November 12
12:00 PM
Jacksonville
Capital One Arena

FSN
TBD
November 12
2:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.
November 12
All Day
ICSA Match Racing National Championships
Charleston, S.C.
November 12
All Day
Coed Atlantic Coast Championships
Bronx, N.Y.
November 12
All Day
Womens Atlantic Coast Championships
New London, Conn.
November 14
7:00 PM
Howard
McDonough Arena
November 15
7:00 PM
Mount St. Marys
Capital One Arena

FS2
TBD
November 16
7:00 PM
Loyola Maryland
Baltimore, Md.
November 17
10:00 AM
Bucknell Invite
Lewisburg, Pa.
November 17
6:00 PM
Providence
McDonough Arena

BEDN
November 18
1:00 PM
Colgate Senior Day
Cooper Field
November 18
12:00 PM
UMES
Capital One Arena

FSN
TBD
November 18
10:00 AM
Bucknell Invite
Lewisburg, Pa.
November 18
6:00 PM
Creighton
McDonough Arena
November 18
All Day
IC4A Championships
New York, N.Y.
November 18
All Day
NCAA Championships
Louisville, Ky.
November 18
All Day
NCAA Championships
Louisville, Ky.
November 18
All Day
ECAC Championships
New York, N.Y.
November 19
2:00 PM
George Washington
Washington, D.C.
November 19
10:00 AM
Bucknell Invite
Lewisburg, Pa.
November 24
8:30 PM
Auburn
Nashville, Tenn.
November 25
6:00 PM
Richmond
Richmond, Va.

TBD
TBD
November 25
8:30 PM
Chattanooga
Nashville, Tenn.
November 26
3:00 PM
Northwestern
Nashville, Tenn.
November 28
8:30 PM
Maine
Capital One Arena

FS1/FS2
TBD
November 29
7:00 PM
Florida International
McDonough Arena
December 3
6:30 PM
Coppin State
Capital One Arena

FS1
TBD
December 7
8:30 PM
Howard
Capital One Arena

FS1
TBD
December 7
7:00 PM
Minnesota
McDonough Arena
December 9
2:30 PM
North Carolina A&T
Capital One Arena

FS2
TBD
December 10
2:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C.
December 16
12:30 PM
Syracuse
Capital One Arena

CBS
TBD
December 20
7:00 PM
North Texas
Capital One Arena

FS2
TBD
December 21
6:00 PM
VCU
Richmond, Va.
December 23
12:00 PM
Alabama A&M
Capital One Arena

FS1
TBD
December 27
6:30 PM
Butler
Capital One Arena

FS1
TBD
December 28
7:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

BEDN
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December 30
4:30 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS1
TBD
December 30
2:00 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

BEDN
January 2
9:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill.

FS1
TBD
January 2
2:00 PM
Xavier
McDonough Arena

BEDN
January 5
7:00 PM
Butler
McDonough Arena

BEDN
January 6
12:00 PM
Creighton
Capital One Arena

FSN
TBD
January 6
All Day
Rose Bowl Regatta
Los Angeles, Calif.
January 7
All Day
Rose Bowl Regatta
Los Angeles, Calif.
January 9
6:30 PM
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.

FS1
TBD
January 10
7:00 PM
Villanova
McDonough Arena

BEDN
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January 12
7:00 PM
St. Johns
Queens, N.Y.

BEDN
January 13
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Newark, N.J.

FS1
TBD
January 13
1:00 PM
American/George Washington
Washington, D.C. (American University)
January 14
1:00 PM
Seton Hall
South Orange, N.J.

BEDN
January 17
6:30 PM
Villanova
Capital One Arena

FS1
TBD
January 19
7:00 PM
Marquette
McDonough Arena

BEDN
Watch
January 20
12:00 PM
St. Johns
Capital One Arena

FS1
TBD
January 20
1:00 PM
Drexel
McCarthy Pool
January 21
2:00 PM
Depaul
McDonough Arena

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