The Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation & Wellness Center
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center opened its doors on August 18, 2010 after two years of construction. The 200,000 sq ft center includes a three level fitness room, suspended track, indoor turf field, five court gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, food service area, and gathering areas for patrons to meet and relax with friends. The facility also houses the Outdoor Pursuits Center, an outdoor resource center that features a 36-foot climbing wall and offers clinics, programs, and rental equipment for various outdoor activities.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Board of Trustees announced at President Jo Ann Gora’s retirement celebration it has renamed the school’s recreation center Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center for her 10 years of “transformative leadership,” according to a news release from the school.
New Building Information
Cost: $39 million - 200,000 sq ft.
Completion Date: August 2010
Fitness Room: The multi-level fitness area triples the size (totaling 13,000 sq ft). The cardio and strength training areas include some of the fitness industry's newest equipment.
Suspended Track: 3 lane, 200 meter long indoor track with cardio equipment overlooking Neely Avenue.
5 Court Gymnasium: The new addition brings the total number to seven courts in the facility.
3 Multi-Purpose Rooms: 5,400 sq ft of space for specialized forms of conditioning, REC Fit classes and sport clubs.
Indoor Turf Building: 20,000 sq ft with 4 batting cages and an in-lay baseball diamond.
Rock Climbing Wall: 1500 sq ft capable of bouldering, top roping and lead climbing. Climbing clinics and rentals are available.
Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center: Outdoor Pursuits has outdoor rental equipment, consultation on trip planning and the opportunity to register for led trips each semester.
All of these facilities found in the new Student Recreation & Wellness Center are in addition to the following existing recreation areas. In total, card holders have access to over 400,000 sq ft of recreational facilities!
- Ball Gym Fitness Room/Track
- Ball Gym Pool
- Cardinal Creek Tennis Complex
- Field Sports Building
- Lewellen Pool
- Racquetball Courts
Indoor Turf Field