Zelnak Basketball Center
The year-old Zelnak Basketball Center is a state-of-the-art facility that will not only attract the finest new players from high schools across the nation, but also play a major role in retaining and supporting current players.
The facility's namesake, Steve Zelnak, is chairman, president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials of Raleigh, N.C., as well as an avid basketball fan and former competitive player,
A current member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Campaign Steering Committee, Zelnak previously served on the College of Management Dean's Advisory Board and the Alumni Association Board of Trustees. His previous commitment established the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean's Chair in the College of Management, currently held by Steve Salbu.
"I am very pleased and humbled that Georgia Tech (has honored) my family and me through the naming of the basketball facility," said Zelnak, who graduated from Tech in 1969. "I hope it will serve well the needs of our players and coaches, who have worked so hard to achieve remarkable success."
The facility is made up of a full-size basketball court with six baskets, a 2,000 square-foot weight room, Robert A. Anclien Strength & Conditioning Center, for both basketball teams and a state-of-the-art theater for our teams to watch video.
"When you're competing at the level of our basketball programs, the pressures on these young student-athletes are considerable," said Men's Basketball Head Coach Brian Gregory "Having practice facilities of the highest quality means our players have the best resources we can offer to help them improve and refine their skills year-round and get the most out of their abilities."
"Steve Zelnak's generosity has taken our basketball program so far in such a short time," said Athletic Director Dan Radakovich. "It's hard to express just how grateful our student-athletes and our coaching staff are for this inspiring level of support. We are proud to have his name so closely associated with Tech basketball."
Groundbreaking for the Zelnak Center took place April 9, 2009, and the facility opened in October, 2009. In the summer of 2011, it was certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council for its adherance to environmental standards in new construction.
Robert A. Anclien Strength & Conditioning Center
The Robert A. Anclien Strength & Conditioning Center is a 2,000-square foot facility for Men's and Women's Basketball located inside the Zelnak Center practice facility. The facility features four Power-Lift half racks with platforms and a set of Power Block Dumbbells at each rack. It also contains one Hoist Leg Press, two Glute ham Benches, one Hammer Mid-Row, two customized Power-Lift Lat Pull downs with Single Cable Pulley, and one Keiser Functional Trainer. There are more than 4,000 pounds of customized weights. The cardio area contains two Woodway treadmills, one Stepmill, two Precor bikes, two Schwinn Airdynes, and one Cybex Strider. The facility also has a nutrition area where Muscle Milk Protein Shakes and Bars are given out.