June 21, 2012

Bridgewater College Receives Anonymous Donation

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College Interim President Roy Ferguson is pleased to announce the recent donation of a $14,000 anonymous gift designated for improvements to the Eagles’ softball facility.

“Bridgewater College has a great history in Division III sports,” said Ferguson. “Generous donations like this ensure that we will sustain our winning legacy of training student-athletes to make a positive contribution on the field, in the classroom and in society.”

The anonymous gift will be used as seed money to begin a number of exciting improvements to the College’s athletic venues.

“This gift is an incredible testament to the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes and will provide a much-needed improvement to our softball facility,” said head softball coach Donnie Fulk. “This gift will also help us in maintaining our commitment to being one of the top teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).”

The Eagles softball program has been the focal point of numerous successes in the last decade, including a pair of NCAA Final 16 appearances. In 2012, the program rolled to a 33-12 record and earned a berth in the championship round of the ODAC Softball Tournament. In 2011, Fulk surpassed the 500-win plateau and currently boasts 554 career victories.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state's first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College (www.bridgewater.edu) is home to nearly 1,700 undergraduate students. The college boasts a successful intercollegiate sports program that sponsors 22 NCAA Division III sports and a competitive, intercollegiate Equestrian program (www.bridgewatereagles.com).