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George Washington University Reveals New Court at Charles E. Smith Center

July 23, 2013

GW ATHLETICS' NEW CHARLES E. SMITH CENTER COURT DESIGN: Center Court | Left Corner | Right Corner | Rendering
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WASHINGTON - The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation revealed on Tuesday the main floor at the Charles E. Smith Center on which GW's men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball teams compete.

The floor design, which includes images of The White House flanked by the United States Capitol and the Washington Monument, served as a rallying point for the George Washington community when renderings were unveiled to rave reviews in May following the university's Commencement ceremonies on the National Mall.

"When people around the world are watching our games, we want them to immediately recognize and understand the university's unique setting in the middle of the action in this world-class city," noted Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero.

The distinctive design pays tribute to three iconic structures that are near and dear both to Washington, DC and to the George Washington community.

The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders.