Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center/ Gunden Gymnasium
Location: Southeast corner of campus, just across the railroad tracks from College Mennonite Church. Built: 1995 Capacity: Varies from 500 to 5,000 depending on setup
Goshen College student-athletes train and compete in one of the best small college athletic facilities in the nation. The Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center, which opened in 1995, is home to the Maple Leafs' 14 intercollegiate athletic teams and is one of the newest additions to an ever-growing college campus. The $7.3 million facility houses a variety of athletic and fitness-related activities. Whether you are a member of the golf team hitting balls on the indoor range or a basketball player running on the 200-meter indoor track, the Gingerich Center offers athletes every chance to train and compete successfully.
The luxury of such a large athletic training facility allows athletes to train when their schedule permits. The recreation-fitness center is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout the week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. With these hours, athletes also have the opportunity to train and compete without sacrificing their academic pursuits. During their respective seasons, Goshen teams can all take advantage of the facility in a three-hour time frame and are not forced to practice at odd hours. The spring sports season brings five Goshen teams into the facility at one time. The golf team is able to hit balls in one area, while the softball team takes cuts in the batting cage, the baseball team has infield practice and the track-and-field squad trains on the indoor track. Not many institutions can boast of such an efficient use of time or space, and that is one reason Goshen has continued to excel both athletically and academically.
In addition to these indoor facilities, Goshen College also boasts some of the finest outdoor playing fields in the nation. The baseball, softball and soccer stadiums all are equipped with automatic, in-ground irrigation systems while the 1,500-seat soccer complex is one of the few lighted soccer stadiums at the NAIA level.
• 3 full-size basketball courts with 10 baskets
• 200-meter Mondo-surface running track
• 25-yard indoor swimming pool
• Exercise machines (Steppers, exercise bikes,rowers and elliptical machines)
• 2,800-square foot weight room
• 4 racquetball courts
• Large training room
• Indoor soccer goals
• Indoor tennis floor by Supreme Corp.
• State-of-the-art exercise science lab
• Indoor golf hitting range
• Track and field: jumping pit, throwing cage, high jump pit and high jump mats