TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is building a plaza and wall honoring the achievements of coaches and athletes.
The project approved by university trustees Friday will be named after Crimson Tide gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson, who recently won her sixth national title. It will be located between Coleman Coliseum and Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Interim Alabama president Judy Bronner says the plaza "will provide a prominent and appropriate way to recognize and honor our coaches and their teams in a significant and lasting way."
Athletic director Mal Moore says the plaza has been discussed for nearly three years.
Alabama won four national team titles in 2011-2012, starting with the BCS football championship in January. The Tide women's golf and softball teams also claimed NCAA titles.
The plaza is expected to be done in the next year.