Campus News

Club sports complex wins national award

UGA’s complex for recreational club sports is one of nine collegiate centers to receive the 2010 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The complex was a winner in the outdoor facility category. The only other winner in this category was Florida State University’s Rec SportsPlex.

“These facilities represent the very best and the very latest in collegiate recreational centers,” said Jeff Huskey, director of campus recreation at Stephen F. Austin State University and chair of NIRSA’s 2009-2010 Outstanding Sports Facilities Award Selection Committee. “These facilities not only provide a location for physical activity, but also create a sense of community on their campus. The students who utilize these fantastic facilities are more successful academically and are more satisfied with their overall college experience.”

To be eligible for an award, the facility must belong to a NIRSA member institution, must be no more than two years old, total construction costs (excluding design and land fees) must be at least $2 million, and the facility must be more than 20,000 square feet. UGA and other award winners will be recognized at the NIRSA annual conference and recreational exposition April 20-23 in Anaheim, Calif.