OU Rowing Training Center
Completed in 2014, the $6.5 million, 24,000-square foot OU Rowing Training Center is one of the finest on-campus rowing facilities of its kind.
"The rowing training center reflects the University of Oklahoma's continuing commitment to providing all of our student-athletes with all of the resources and support necessary to excel at the highest level," said Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. "This project is another illustration of our comprehensive plan to ensure that the University of Oklahoma remains at the forefront of leadership and innovation in collegiate athletics."
The venue, one of just a handful of on-campus rowing training facilities in the country, is located south of the rugby and soccer fields on the south side of Blankenship Boulevard.
"We are grateful to the Board of Regents, President Boren, Joe Castiglione, the administration and everyone involved in making this project a reality," OU head coach Leeanne Crain said. "This is an exciting development in the growth of the program. It is one of the premier on-campus training centers in the country and provides us with a strong competitive edge in training our student-athletes."
The building houses a state-of-the-art, 16-seat "moving water" rowing tank, used to simulate on-the-water training indoors. The facility also features a 2,740-square foot workout area, sports medicine and hydrotherapy room, team room and locker room in addition to office and meeting spaces and storage and laundry areas.
The facility gives the team a place to train when they aren't practicing on the water at Oklahoma City's Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River.
Outside of organized team practices, the training center gives student-athletes the opportunity to practice and continue to improve in an individual setting away from the water.
Rowing is the largest women's team at OU. The sport has been sanctioned by the NCAA since 1997 and is one of the fastest growing collegiate sports.