Fitness and Athletic Center
The Fitness and Athletics Center opened its doors to the campus on Friday November 6th at 7am. The FAC, as it has been dubbed by members of the Physical Education and Athletics Department, will now be open Monday through Thursday 7am-11pm, Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sundays 1pm-8pm.
The FAC offers a brand new lobby featuring the Sweet Briar Hall of Fame, the “Celebration of 100 years of Tennis” display, the many awards and honors from the ODAC as well as the NCAA, and of course the Individual Awards of past and present Sweet Briar student-athletes and coaches.
The new lounge for students offers couches, chairs, a fireplace, as well as a big screen TV for students viewing and relaxing pleasures. Around the corner from the lounge is the new game room that contains a pool table, table tennis, as well as a card table.
If you continue into the Upchurch Field House you will see the three-lane elevated track that overlooks the field house. The field house is lined for lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and batting cages are on the way! Next door to the field house is the new aerobics/spinning room with 12 spinning bikes. This area is paneled with mirrors which allow students to work on cardio as well as form.
The last addition to the FAC is the new racquetball and squash courts. The two courts are lined and ready for action. The racquetball court will also serve as a host for Wallyball, which is an “off-the-wall” volleyball-like fun stress buster!