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Diane and Tom Cravens

Diane AND TOM Cravens

As a kid, Arlington native Tom Cravens preferred football and track to baseball. But he’s stepping up to the plate now to benefit Maverick athletics. Cravens and his wife, Diane, have made a naming gift to support construction of the baseball training room, part of a $5.5 million upgrade of UTA’s baseball/softball complex. In addition to training rooms for both teams, the project features state-of-the-art clubhouses, locker rooms, and lounges as well as new dugouts and picnic areas. “A major part of college life is the athletics you have on campus,” says Cravens, an Honorary Distinguished Alumnus and retired banker. “We have College Park Center for basketball and volleyball, which is one of the finest arenas of its size in the country. Now it’s time for the baseball and softball teams to have a facility they can be proud of.” The expansion and renovation project is expected to boost recruiting and raise the teams’ national profiles. “It’s important for UTA to have a first-class baseball and softball facility to be competitive,” Cravens says. “Diane and I are honored to help make it happen.”

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