Athletics Hall of Fame conference room opens in Field House
Sports memorabilia from the University of Guam’s past will guide the next chapter of Triton Athletics history as it decorates a newly dedicated conference room in the Calvo Field House. The Triton Athletics Department and Field House opened the Athletics Hall of Fame Conference Room, located within the Triton Fitness Center, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 10.
“This is another proud moment in celebrating the history of the Triton Athletics program and building excitement for its bright future,” Athletics Director Doug Palmer said.
The conference room, which can seat eight, features a TV monitor for presentations and virtual meetings, multiple lighting features, and drapes for sound buffering. UOG students and faculty can reserve the room, free of charge, through the Triton Athletics Department.
The room is decorated with sports equipment and uniforms donated from members of Triton Athletics Hall of Fame, including a signed football from the 1974 team and a baseball signed by Japanese professional baseball player Sadaharu Oh, who holds the world record for home runs. The ball was originally given to UOG Hall of Famer David Nelson, who played baseball for the Tritons in 1979.
In addition to Nelson, Hall of Fame members John and Susie Borden, Christobal M. Mesa, David Nelson, Susan Rechebong Luploa, and Helen Whippy, on behalf of James Whippy, made donations.
The room is also filled with pictures that tell the Triton Athletics story from its beginnings up to its relaunch in 2016.
“It’s terrific to celebrate all of our athletes who have done so well to set the standard and provide other athletes with the opportunity to compete. This room is a great visual way to celebrate the historical memories of past competition and partnership,” UOG President Thomas W. Krise said.
The room is open to the public and can be viewed during regular Triton Fitness Center hours: weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (but closing at 5 p.m. Fridays).
For more information, contact UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer at (671) 735-2862 or email@example.com.