LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California will build a new aquatics center funded by an $8 million gift from a graduate who swam for the Trojans.
The school said Tuesday that Wilfred “Fred” Uytengsu has made the largest donation ever to the athletic department by a former student-athlete. He graduated with a business degree in 1983 and was captain of the men’s swim team.
The Uytengsu Aquatics Center will house the men’s and women’s swimming, diving and water polo teams. At Uytengsu’s request, the pool will be named for his former coach, Peter Daland, who guided the Trojans from 1958-92 and won nine national championships and 17 conference titles.
The new facility will include a dive tower, locker and team rooms, coaches’ offices, a scoreboard with video capabilities and a stadium that will seat up to 2,500.
Uytengsu is president and CEO of family-owned Alaska Milk Corp., a consumer foods company in the Philippines. His family also owns the Alaska Aces pro basketball team.