Belmont University’s love of sports runs far deeper than its 15 Division I athletics teams. Just ask Kingston Gardner, a creative and entertainment industries sophomore and Nashville native who’s been playing sports since he could walk. Though he’s not a student-athlete, sports are a big part of Gardner’s life. And whether it’s watching games or playing in them, sports-loving Bruins like Gardner find ways to get involved in Belmont’s passionate athletic community. “There’s n
Belmont senior Keita Suzuki ran 50 miles in 7 hours, 21 minutes, but that’s not quite fast enough for him. “I wanted to break the course record, which is 6 hours and 32 minutes,” said Suzuki. Maintaining an average pace of 8 minutes, 30 seconds per mile to tie for second place, the music business senior merely cracked the top-20 male Nashville Ultramarathon finishers — of all time. Suzuki’s dedication to the sport only really kicked off in 2018 when he graduated high school.
Many Belmont students have complained that the Beaman Student Life Center is not large enough to accommodate the university’s ever-growing student population. Its recreational facilities include two racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, one basketball court and a gym with a maximum occupancy of 85. For students who use them regularly, such as freshman David Richt, these facilities just aren’t enough. “The workout area and basketball court aren’t big enough,” he said. “Cou