- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Donors contributed a record $204 million to University of Wyoming athletics in the 2015-16 fiscal year that concluded on June 30.

Over 4,500 donors contributed to the UW athletics annual fund, as well as to capital projects. Over 500 additional individuals contributed through special fundraising events held this past year.

The previous fundraising record for Wyoming Athletics was $12.8 million set in the 2013-14 fiscal year.

The $44 million Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center has attracted eight donations of $1 million or more.

Construction is scheduled to begin on the center later this year.

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