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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The QTVR was taken on March 17, 2001 - Renovations were done in 2005

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Campus Recreation Programs Offered?

The Office of Campus Recreation at Minnesota State University, Mankato offers four major program areas: Open Recreation, Intramural Sports, Fitness Activities, and Sport Clubs. Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate and to collaborate with each other in the above mentioned programs.

Open Recreation

The Open Recreation program offers both indoor and outdoor facilities for leisure time activity daily. Indoor facilities include: Otto Arena with three basketball, volleyball, badminton courts, a weight room and fitness center, and a matted wrestling/martial arts area; new Myer's Fieldhouse with an 8-lane 200 meter indoor track with four basketball courts and archery range (anticipated opening July 2001); Schellberg Gym with two basketball or volleyball courts and a divider to split the facility; multipurpose activity room-dance and martial arts studio with a suspended wood floor; four racquetball courts; swimming pool-six lanes, 25 yards. Outdoor facilities include: four softball/flag football fields; a soccer field; a lacrosse field; a rugby pitch; sand volley-ball courts; and six tennis courts. Equipment is available to be checked out at Highland Center 143 with a current MSU MavCard and includes: basketballs, volleyballs and nets, soccer balls, softball equipment, footballs and flag football equipment, broomball equipment, weight belts, racquetball equipment, tennis equipment, badminton equipment, jump ropes, frisbees, wallyball equipment and more.

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program offers organized, competitive leagues, tournaments and special events. The following is a list of some of the offerings: flag football; 3-on-3 and 5-on-5basketball: slow pitch softball; volleyball; soccer; ice hockey; bowling; 8-ball and 9-ball pool; punt, pass & kick; football pick-em; racquetball singles and doubles; 3-point shoot-out; NCAA holiday football bowl pick-em; foosball doubles; tennis singles; free throw contest; darts; table tennis single and doubles; NCAA basketball tourney pick-em; 2-person golf scramble; and a triathlon. New activities for the upcoming year include: broomball, floor hockey, sports trivia, Quickball, kickball, individual golf tourney and more.

Fitness Activities

The Fitness Activities program offers individuals the opportunity for personal fitness through both the aerobics program and use of the fitness center. Aerobics classes include: total body conditioning, boxing, step, hi and low impact, circuit and interval, and water aerobics. The fitness center offers both cardiovascular and weight training opportunities which include: treadmills, elliptical machines, stair machines, exercise bikes, variable resistance selectorized weight equipment, free weights and more.

Sport Clubs

The Sport Clubs program offers a unique experience for students and student leaders to participate or compete in local and national competition. Current sport clubs include: aikido, fencing, men's ice hockey, kung fu, isshin-ryu self defense, judo, men's lacrosse, men's and women's rugby, shotokan karate, men's soccer, taekwondo and men's volleyball. New sport clubs can be started withsome interest from other students.

Are there student employment opportunities in Campus Recreation?

Campus Recreation currently hires three graduate assistants to coordinate the different programs, allowing them to gain valuable educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom, preparing them for careers in recreation. GA's receive a monthly stipend and 1/2 tuition waiver during their contract period, usually lasting two years. Graduate degrees exist in sports management, sports psychology, exercise physiology, preventative and rehabilitative cardiovascular health, development/adapted physical education, elementary/secondary physical education and experiential education.

Employment opportunities also exist for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in Campus Recreation in the following areas: weight room and fitness center supervisors, sport officials, office aides, equipment check-out personnel, aerobics coordinator and instructors, lifeguard coordinator, lifeguards and water safety instructors.

For more information about Campus Recreation and the facilities, programs and services offered and how to get involved, contact:

Todd Pfingsten, Director
Office of Campus Recreation
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Myer's Fieldhouse

800-627-3529 (TTY)


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This picture was taken on March 17, 2001