Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Chair Charles Schwartz addresses donors, university administrators, coaches and athletes at the dedication.
“Once completed, these facilities will be among the best in the country, and they will benefit our athletes for years to come.”
The Davis Diamond, located at the corner of Tom Chandler Road and Penberthy Road, will resemble Blue Bell Park home of the Texas A&M baseball team, and will seat 2,000 fans and will include club level and luxury suites and a new press box and TV booth.
“I am most impressed with our young ladies who play softball and who represented Texas A&M in the Women’s World Series last season,” said lead donor Monty Davis.
“We know this new stadium will enable coach (Jo) Evans to win more championships year after year.”
Evans, introduced by Athletic Director Scott Woodward “as the winningest coach at Texas A&M with more than 800 wins to her credit,” said the new Davis Diamond “will be the very best softball facility in the Southeastern Conference. We can’t thank Becky and Monty Davis enough for their generous support they have given us. The Davis Diamond – that has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?”
Evans came to Texas A&M after seven seasons at the University of Utah, where she was also a star player. In her 22 years at Texas A&M, Evans has won 836 games, including 21 straight 30-win seasons. Her teams have advanced to post season play 18 times in that span, including 3 trips to the Women’s College World Series.