Uytengsu Aquatics Center

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USC athletics announced an $8 million gift from former swimming walk-on Fred Uytengsu to the new aquatics center.  The donation is the largest ever by a student-athlete back to the Trojan athletic department.

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At Uytengsu's request, the swimming pool at the heart of the new facility will be named after his head coach Peter Daland, who won nine national championships at Troy. 

The aquatics center will house both men's and women's swimming and diving plus men's and women's water polo.  The four programs have won a combined 20 national championships.

"Fred's gift is one purely of the heart," said swimming head coach Dave Salo.  "I have never met a man with such humility and integrity. He epitomizes what it means to be a USC graduate, with a true Trojan spirit. This lasting gift is not only a tribute to Fred's generosity and love for his alma mater, but also a great acknowledgment of the man who made USC swimming and diving what it is today - Peter Daland."

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"The USC community takes such profound pride in its student-athletes, and Mr. Uytengsu's gift sends a strong message of support," said President C. L. Max Nikias. "Thanks to his extraordinary generosity, the university will create world-class facilities for our world-class athletes."

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