Student Life Wellness at Wabash
Wellness means lots of different things to people, but at Wabash, we look at wellness as balance in life; a healthy balance between work and play, diet and exercise, and getting the most out of your time on campus.
Our Allen Athletics and Recreation Center offers stunning facilities for serious athletes and joggers alike. That’s why the Princeton Review ranked Wabash’s athletic facilities fourth best in the country in the 2012 Best 376 Colleges guide.
When you’re ready to get in shape, lose some pounds, or prepare for a varsity season, head over to the Allen Center, where coaches, trainers, and strength coaches can design a perfect program for you.
For working out, there’s no place better than our Class of 1952 Fitness Center. At 7,000 square feet, there’s plenty of room for heavy lifters and stair climbers. A combination of Cybex and Hammer Strength equipment, as well as free weights and aerobic fitness equipment, allows each user to tailor a workout to their specific needs.
Knowling Fieldhouse (home of the 2011 NCAC Indoor Track and Field Champs) boasts a 200-meter Robert H. Johnson Indoor Track, along with four full-sized basketball courts, which can be configured for use for volleyball and other intramural sports. Our baseball and golf teams also have elevated cages for off-season practice. When the weather is good, our walkers and joggers head outside to the J. Owen Huntsman Track inside Hollett Little Giant Stadium.
Swimmers love the Class of 1950 Natatorium, which features an eight-lane, 40-yard pool with movable bulkhead that allows for lap swimming and varsity swimming and diving practice.
The Allen Center has racquetball courts and an aerobics room, plus a classroom, a dozen locker rooms, and a training room that can get you ready for your workout.
Our outdoor athletic facilities are among the very finest in Division III. In 2011, the College spent $6 million to construct the stunning new Wabash Ballpark and Soccer Stadium at Mud Hollow Field; install FieldTurf on Sewell Field at Byron P. Hollett Little Giant Stadium; renovate the Collett Tennis Center; and create new intramural and recreational facilities at Mud Hollow.
Wabash Ballpark — home to the 2011 NCAC Baseball Champions — features stadium seating for 250 fans, press box, concession stand, batting cages, bullpens, and scoreboard. Likewise, the new soccer facility, Mud Hollow Stadium, seats 200 fans as they watch the Little Giants compete on their brand new FieldTurf Pro playing surface.
The Wabash football team has competed in Little Giant Stadium since the late 1960s, but a new playing surface — Sewell Field — was installed prior to the 2010 season, along with Hawksworth Scoreboard. The Little Giants went 5-0 on the new surface last year, including an historic 47-0 shutout of arch rival DePauw.