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      MTU naming its football locker rooms for key donors

      Courtesy: MTU

      Michigan Tech will name its football locker room the Fred and Diane Guenther Football Locker Room at a ceremony prior to tomorrow's (Sept. 21) Homecoming football game.Fred is a physician in the Big Rapids, Mich., area. He played linebacker for the Huskies from 1971-74 and credits Michigan Tech football for much of his success in life."Going to Tech with a football scholarship in 1971 ended up being an important factor in the development of my life," he said. "I received a great education, which led to my acceptance to med school, and I met my wife."It is an honor to have the locker room facility named after my wife and me. We will always be friends and backers of Michigan Tech."Inaugural members of Michigan Tech's Football Advisory Council, the Guenthers have been actively involved in all major fundraising activities for the football program since 1999. Their support of Michigan Tech has involved both their time and resources."Fred and Diane have been true supporters of the program," said head coach Tom Kearly, whose father, Ted, coached Guenther as a player. "I value Fred's friendship as much as his contributions to our program."His pledge in 2007 was instrumental in allowing us to purchase the field turf, which has played a tremendous role in the success of our program."The name placard at the Fred and Diane Guenther Locker Room will be unveiled tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. as part of a weekend of activities for the 2013 football alumni reunion. More than 60 former Huskies are expected to be on campus.