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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee School of Engineering has a strong reputation for its academics.

Today, on April 8, we were able to see a look at how the school is taking a big step forward in athletics and inclusion.

The school broke ground for a new state of the art women's softball stadium on the downtown campus. 

It will be home to the MSOE Raiders team that competes in Division III.

But the field is only one part of a bigger project to expand facilities for athletics, especially for women athletes on campus.

"We will be creating locker rooms and office spaces in both the Kern Center and Viets Field that will allow us to add and support five new women's athletic teams," said Dr. John Waltz, President of MOSOE.

"A field is always more than just a place where practices and games take place. A new field will be a place that will serve as a reminder of those who came before and helped build this program into what it is today," said Jenna Trewyn, MSOE softball player.

The softball field project is made possible with the help of gifts from two alumni, Dr. Kathy Ruehlow and Jodi Burrow.

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