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Aug 1, 1997

New Basketball Floor Being Installed at University Hall

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The basketball court where University of Virginia standouts Jeff Lamp, Wendy Palmer, Tammi Reiss, Ralph Sampson, Dawn Staley and Bryant Stith enjoyed some of the finest moments of their collegiate careers is being replaced. Work on the project to install a new wooden basketball floor in University Hall began on July 31.

The new floor, being installed by R. L. Dresser, Inc., of Raleigh, N.C., consists of approximately 14,000 square feet of wooden surface. The estimated cost of the project is $100,000 and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

The old floor was installed prior to the 1978-79 season. "Aesthetically, we were able to maintain the old floor so it looked good to the casual observer, but many years of wear and tear eventually left the floor with some dead spots," said Mike Thomas, Virginia's associate director of athletics for facilities, operations and game management. "The technology of court design has changed over the years. The floor we are replacing has experienced a decrease in resiliency and shock absorption. The new floor features specifications which address these needs."

Virginia's men's basketball team compiled an overall record of 204-52 (.797) on the floor and the UVa women's team had an overall record of 244-31 (.887).


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