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Sports / Recreation

Rec Center ranks third impressive in nation

November 20, 2013

Best Value Schools recently listed CSU's Campus Recreation Center among the nation's "20 Most Impressive College Gyms and Student Rec Centers."

The list ranked the Recreation Center as third best in the nation, recognizing the LEED Gold facility for its 38-foot-tall bridged climbing towers, outdoor bouldering rock, martial arts space, massage room and an aquatics center with a four-lane lap pool, multipurpose activity court and on-deck sauna and steam room, among others.

"Colorado State students made this beautiful and functional building possible, and we are grateful to them for their foresight and leadership," said Judy Muenchow, executive director of Campus Recreation. "The center is not only a wonderful resource for the entire campus community, but also a great recruitment tool for prospective students, faculty and staff. The expansion and renovations allows us to continue to offer healthy options in supporting student success with a well-rounded college experience."

Continuous recognition

The Rec Center has received numerous awards since opening in 2010, including the 2012 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association; Citation by the American School & University Architectural Portfolio; the Innovative Architectural & Design Award from Recreation Management; and the “Architectural Showcase” Athletic Business magazine.

In March, the Rec Center also was listed among the nation’s best by “Best College Reviews: A Guide to the Best Colleges in America.”

Environmentally friendly

CSU's Campus Recreation Center was built using environmentally friendly features, including wood harvested under certified ecologically responsible guidelines, carpet consisting of recycled fibers and low-emitting materials throughout the building.