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March 6, 2024

Joan Secchia’s historic $10M commitment to support Spartan tennis

She hits the tennis courts three to five times a week and cheers on the Spartan tennis student-athletes whenever she gets the chance. That love for the game and devotion to the success of Michigan State University's student-athletes inspired Joan Secchia to commit $10 million in support of the university's varsity men's and women's tennis programs.

"As a tennis enthusiast and a longtime Spartan, I am thrilled to make this commitment in support of both the men's and women's tennis programs at MSU," Secchia said. "I am excited about the future of Spartan tennis and the impact this commitment will have on current and future student-athletes."

Joan Secchia

The most immediate applications of Secchia's gift include significant improvements to the Spartan tennis facilities, including new outdoor courts and enhanced spectator seating at the outdoor courts. Additional enhancements and upgrades using the funds will be determined later.

"Joan's enduring generosity personifies a core principle of who we are as Spartans," MSU President Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D. said. "Through her gift, she is enabling success for our women's and men's tennis programs and enriching the experiences of our student-athletes, and we are grateful for her everlasting commitment to Michigan State and Spartan Athletics."

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