Rec Center is too boring. SRWC sounds like second-rate football conference. And the official name of the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center leaves one as winded as after working out at the facility itself.
Former university president Royce Money said as much in Chapel Friday speaking to students before the building’s dedication.
After jogging through a throng of students in Moody Coliseum to explosive applause, Money took the stage and encouraged students to come up with their own nickname for the new 75,000-square-foot fitness facility
Among the potential monikers bouncing about – and noted by Money to student ovation – is the Bank, which has the advantage of the personality and brevity of the Bean but also retains the connection to Money’s ironic name. Other options are The Rec or Pam’s Place, which gives credit to the woman behind the man.
The Bank or Pam’s Place hasn’t officially stuck, and students eventually may settle on the less clever Money Building or Wellness Center. But one thing is certain -Â it’sÂ up to them.
“It’s the was built for the students. You should get to name it,” Money said. “Just don’t call it The Money Pit.”