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MTSU Receives $1 Million Donation

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The official presentation took place Sunday during halftime of the Middle Tennessee-Georgia Tech women's basketball game at historic Murphy Center. 12/11/2011 The official presentation took place Sunday during halftime of the Middle Tennessee-Georgia Tech women's basketball game at historic Murphy Center. 12/11/2011

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee State University said its athletics department has received a $1 million donation from the estate of Jeff Hendrix.

The school said the gift is the largest unrestricted donation in athletics history. It will be used to construct a new stadium club at Floyd Stadium, which will be named after Hendrix.

"Jeff Hendrix was one of the great treasures of not only Blue Raider athletics but the entire University," Director of Athletics Chris Massaro said. "This gift is just another example of his extraordinary leadership and the love he had for Middle Tennessee. This financial contribution will not only benefit our 17 sports programs, but the entire institution. Floyd Stadium does more than just host athletic competitions; it is a gathering place for the University community and there will not be a better place for fellowship than the Jeff Hendrix Stadium Club."

The donation was presented Sunday during halftime of the Middle Tennessee-Georgia Tech women's basketball game.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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