Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Sport Sciences & Recreation Center
The Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Sport Sciences and Recreation Center opened on March 13, 2006. Over 6000 visits were recorded in the first seven days. Approximately $19 million was spent on the facility. Because of their gracious generosity, the sports sciences complex was named for Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt.
In the Rec Center you will find one multi-purpose and two basketball courts, climbing and boulder walls, a golf simulator, two racquetball courts, an aerobics room, a 5,000 square foot fitness center and weight room, a game room and equipment check out area, sauna, hot tub and a juice bar. The second level offers a 3-lane jogging track that overlooks the gymnasium area.
The sport sciences complex houses faculty offices, classrooms and an exercise physiology lab. Located in the lower level is the athletic training facility which offers a state of the art hydro therapy pool for rehabilitation. In addition, the facility also houses the Messerly Natatorium, a 25m pool and diving well, which also serves as a home to the intercollegiate women's and men's swimming & diving teams.
The Rec Center is home to the following departments and programs: Department of Recreational Services, Department of Sport Sciences, Athletic Training and the Intercollegiate Women's and Men's Swimming & Diving Teams.