Conlan Turns 20





Conlan Recreation Center

Save the Date — #ConlanTurns20

Dominican is inviting all alumni — especially former student-athletes (including cheerleaders), coaches and athletics directors — to return to campus on Saturday, February 22, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Sister Samuel Conlan Recreation Center!

The special commemorative event will feature an Open House in Conlan Center from 4-5:30 p.m. followed by a reception prior to the Penguins’ women and men’s basketball games against Pacific West Conference rival Azusa Pacific. The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

All former student-athlete alumni, former coaches and former athletics directors will be recognized in on-court ceremonies at halftime of the two games.

The Open House/ Basketball Doubleheader highlights the #ConlanTurns20 weekend beginning Friday, February 21, with the Alumni Men’s Basketball Game and continuing Saturday with a Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCAL) non-conference match on Kennelly Field at 11:30 a.m. between Dominican and Boise State University and on Sunday, February 23, with a Dominican match vs. San Diego State University at 1 p.m. The #ConlanTurns20 weekend celebration concludes with a Softball Alumni Game around the Penguins PacWest doubleheader with Holy Names starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday on Penguin Field.

Though dedicated on April 29, 2000 with a grand gala on Reunion Weekend, the Conlan Center’s first athletic event was on February 18, 2000, an NAIA men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between Dominican and Patten College played in front of a capacity crowd of more than 1,200.

Named in honor of Sister Samuel Conlan, Dominican’s fifth president and retired Professor of English, the recreation center was the first new campus building in 37 years. It was built as part of a $20 million “Building Tomorrow Today” campaign.

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