Quincy University has announced the naming of the university’s swimming pool and aquatic facilities, which will now be the BOS Aquatic Center. This new name was made possible by generous financial support from Bank of Springfield.

“BOS believes in the mission of education and the dedication it takes to be a student athlete,” said Tom Marantz, Bank of Springfield CEO & Chairman of the Board. “We’re proud to support both in our community of Quincy.”

Located in Quincy University’s well-known Health & Fitness Center, the new BOS Aquatic Center will continue to be the home of the QU women’s and men’s swimming programs, which compete in NCAA Division II. With competitive lanes for varsity swimming and expansive locker rooms, the BOS Aquatic Center will also support recreational swimming and fitness activities for the campus community.

In addition, with Bank of Springfield’s support, QU will reestablish the BOS Cup, which encourages a healthy rivalry in men’s basketball and women’s basketball between the QU Hawks and the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars. The BOS Cup tradition began in the 2000s between these two universities as a bragging-rights competition, complete with a traveling trophy. A new, traveling BOS Cup for each sport will be displayed each year by the winning team, beginning with the 2023-2024 season.

“We are honored by the enduring commitment of BOS to the people of Quincy University and our region,” said Brian McGee, PhD, Quincy University president. “The many benefits of participation in intercollegiate athletics and healthy lifestyles are clearly recognized by our friends and partners at BOS. With programs recognizing the connection between physical, mental and spiritual health, Quincy University’s signature commitment to Success by Design creates the conditions for lifelong achievement and an exceptional quality of life for our graduates and the members of our community.”

View a short video presentation of the naming of the BOS Aquatic Center at https://youtu.be/AbheIbrmI24.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.