Excellence Begets Excellence
Now, Goucher has the tennis facilities that match the caliber of our teams. The Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center features 12 outdoor courts, provides a stellar home-court advantage to our championship-winning tennis teams, and honors the legacy and generosity of its namesake. Schroedl, a Baltimore native and avid tennis player, couldn’t afford college after high school and instead attended part-time as an adult student while working full-time in the Goucher Registrar’s Office. She graduated at the age of 42 and eventually became Goucher’s registrar. She began working at Goucher in 1949 and worked at the college for more than 30 years. Now, at 102 years old and with the new center open, her desire to spread the joy of tennis to future Goucher students is on firm, freshly painted ground.
The Home of Future Champions
The new courts are an upgrade over the last facilities that were showing their age. These state-of-the-art facilities provide more than just new courts for our athletes, but a more intimate atmosphere and room for fans to cheer our teams to our next championship.
On the Shoulders of Giants
In addition to recognizing the transformational philanthropy of Shroedl, the new center honors the legacy and work of people who built our tennis teams into the powerhouses and close-knit communities they are today. Notably, the impact of retired coach Sally Baum on our tennis program can be found in every student that takes to the court.