After more than 20 years, the GMU gym floor has a new look.
The opportunity for a change came when it was time to refinish the floor last year. The 20-year refinishing was a standard maintenance project, said Building and Grounds Supervisor Alan Digsby. But it took three failed attempts by the original installer of the floor last year before GMU Superintendent Annette Hammond and the Board of Education opted for another contractor this spring.
To remedy a sub-par job, the new contractor stripped the floor all the way to the hardwood planks and re-drew all the lines and boundaries. And they installed the new mascot image, a menacing-looking eagle that reflects the spirit of the Raiders athletic teams.
“The floor is better than it’s ever been,” Digsby said. “Our athletes and fans will be really happy with the new look.”