Becknell Gymnasium, the home of Lyon College volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s wrestling, will undergo a transformation over the summer.
“Thanks to the generous donations from David Brogdon, ’93, Rodney Griffin, ’96, and Ryland Kieffer, ’98, Becknell Gymnasium will feature a re-designed playing surface in place for the 2020-21 athletic year,” Lyon Athletics said in a release today.
“It is hard to put into words the level of excitement I feel about the Becknell gym floor getting refurbished,” said Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins. “It is thrilling for our student-athletes who will return in the fall to the new look. I cannot say thank you enough to former Scot basketball players Ryland Kieffer, David Brogdon, and Rodney Griffin for making this project a reality.”
The new hardwood court features the Lyon College navy and crimson colors surrounding the boundaries with Lyon College and Fighting Scots lettered on opposite baselines. The Rampant Lion logo will be placed at mid-court. The court markings are in white and navy.
Gym Masters, of Searcy, Ark., will renovate the court. The court is expected to be finished this summer.
The naming of the new court will be revealed at the Scots Spectacular event in late July.
With the help of the Kilted Army Booster Club and a host of other donors, the college will also repaint the entire interior of the gymnasium to match the new floor.
The total raised for this project is $40,000, including donations for the paint.
Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. on Ozark Newsline, broadcast from the First Community Bank Newsroom on Arkansas 103.3. White River Now updates are also aired weekday mornings on 93 KZLE, Outlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. Have a news tip or event to promote? Email White River Now at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Add don’t forget to download the White River Now mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.