"Being a student-athlete at UMass has been a remarkable experience. As a member of the basketball team, I've not only experienced the support and generosity shown by the student population but also by The Minutemen Club and its donors. Their donations have allowed us to get the best equipment and to have the best facilities, which has made my experience even better. I truly appreciate the support and GO UMass!"
"The followers and supporters of UMass Athletics are inspiring a culture of, not only athletic success, but also of individual improvement and integrity. Thank you to all the donors who have made it possible for me to be part of a program that has shown me the value of dedication, leadership and perseverance."
"People don't really see you on the football stage. They don't see you outside of the helmet, so in the classroom when they can see me and they can see me putting in work, they know how important it is to be a student as much as it is to be an athlete. I came from nothing from where I'm from, so being here at UMass—it just means so much to me and my family. I'm lost for words. I just really want to say thank you from my heart."
"The UMass men's lacrosse team is fortunate to have the support of committed and generous donors. Through your contributions, the men's lacrosse team has been able to compete at a high level with some newly updated facilities, namely the turf field and the upcoming scoreboard. Not many schools get the opportunity to play on a field in the heart of their campus."
"The women's basketball program has been impacted because we have been given opportunities to do a lot of team building activities and to be more involved with the UMass community as well. The donations to our program has helped us move towards going on our foreign tour in the future, so thank you to all donors for everything that you do, and the support that you give to UMass!"
Track & Field
"I came to UMass because the school has great academics and athletics. It's very hard to find a good balance between the two, but I found it here and I'm extremely happy I picked this school."