SAPP PREPS ATHLETES FOR SUCCESS

Being a student athlete can be tough when it comes to balancing a sport and taking on a heavy load of schoolwork. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fortunate enough to have a building designated just for athletes to help them through this process.

The building is called the Sapp Fieldhouse. Dani Brooke, director of student-athlete development, works up in the Hamilton Academic Resource Room where student-athletes can go to get assistance with homework or study.

“We help our student-athletes better balance the demands of academic responsibilities while participating in a sport,” said Brooke, “We try to assistant them in any way possible.”

The athletic training room is also located in Sapp. Any athlete with an injury is welcome to go their any time when in need of assistance or physical therapy.

There is a weight room designated for all sports team for lifting, which is also located in Sapp along with the gym where basketball, volleyball and track and field practice.

Junior swimmer Natalie Renshaw studies for her genetics test in the Hamilton Academic Resource Room.
Junior swimmer Natalie Renshaw studies for her genetics test in the Hamilton Academic Resource Room.
Junior soccer player Parker Victor gets help from a tutor in math in the Hamilton Academic Resource Room.
Junior soccer player Parker Victor gets help from staff member Kortne Bacca in math in the Hamilton Academic Resource Room.
The UNO swim team warms up in the gym with weights coach Mike Shukis before hitting the weight room for off-season practices.
The UNO swim team warms up in the gym with weights coach Mike Shukis before hitting the weight room for off-season practices.
The UNO soccer team begins practice on the soccer field located behind Sapp Fieldhouse.
The UNO soccer team begins practice on the soccer field located behind Sapp Fieldhouse.
Bill Sanders wraps up his work in 'The Cage' before calling it a day. The Cage is where all the athletes' sports uniforms, shoes, bags and equipment are located.
Bill Sanders wraps up his work in ‘The Cage’ before calling it a day. The Cage is where all the athletes’ sports uniforms, shoes, bags and equipment are located.
Junior baseball player Andrew Buehler gets his ankle wrapped up by athletic trainer Tony Taylor. Buehler injured his ankle during a game in Florida.
Junior baseball player Andrew Buehler is getting his ankle wrapped up by athletic trainer Tony Taylor. Buehler injured his ankle during a game in Florida.
Senior volleyball player Kelley Wollak works in the ticket office in the lobby of Sapp Fieldhouse.
Senior volleyball player Kelley Wollak works in the ticket office in the lobby of Sapp Fieldhouse.
Senior track runner Terri Armstrong practices sprinting with weights in the gym of Sapp Fieldhouse.
Senior track runner Terri Armstrong practices sprinting with weights in the gym of Sapp Fieldhouse.
Weights coach Mike Shukis talks with junior soccer player Logan Mendez and senior Joe Marinkovich before beginning their workout.
Weights coach Mike Shukis talks with junior soccer player Logan Mendez and senior Joe Marinkovich before beginning their workout.
Junior baseball player Alex Schultz hits the weight room Friday afternoon for a quick workout.
Junior baseball player Alex Schultz hits the weight room Friday afternoon for a quick workout.
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