Sports, recreation and wellness
Your physical well-being is high on the
list of priorities of the MSU administration. No matter your favorite
activity --- swimming, weights, aerobics, handball or basketball --- at
Murray State you can always find companionship and first-class
Murray State is a charter
member of the Ohio Valley Conference and is a Division I member of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Racer athletic teams are
perennial challengers for major honors in the sponsored nine men’s
sports and ten women’s sports. For more information, visit the official site of Racer Athletics.
The Campus Recreation office
is responsible for the management of all recreational sports
programming including intramural sports, sport clubs, and special
events. A wide variety of leagues, such as softball, flag football,
volleyball, soccer and basketball, are offered throughout each
State students can spend many hours in the vast recreational area of
Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and the Land Between the Lakes national
recreational area, all located within a short drive from campus. Here
students enjoy swimming, fishing, water skiing, golfing, camping,
horseback riding, hiking, and just soaking up the sun on the beaches.
The Leisure Connection is a service at Murray State that allows
students to check out tents, sleeping bags, stoves, coolers, and other
recreational equipment at very low rates. Travel information and maps
are also available for help in planning a weekend or vacation trip.
Sport clubs at Murray State are both student- and university-initiated
and compete on both an intramural and an extramural basis. Students can
gain valuable organizational and coaching experiences as well as just
healthy fun through participation in a sport club. Bowling, crew,
chess, fencing, soccer, rodeo and volleyball are presently organized.
Sports and Physical Fitness Facilities
Murray State has a great number of facilities to meet the sporting and
fitness needs of faculty, staff and students. The Susan A. Bauernfeind Recreation and Wellness Center is a 73,000 square foot facility paid
for by student fees. It includes threefull size basketball courts with
hardwood floors; aerobics studio with hardwood floor, mirrors, ballet
bar, and sound system; free weights, selectorized machines and cardio
workout equipment featuring treadmills, elliptical trainers, cross
trainers, bikes, steppers, and rowing machines; swimming pool featuring
lap pool, leisure pool area, whirlpool, vortex, and water bench; two
racquetball courts; café and lounge with internet access' men's and
women's locker rooms; 1/11-mile walking/jogging track; multipurpose
Room available for meetings, classes, and workout sessions.
the Carr Health Building/Racer Arena, there are four racquetball
courts, three multipurpose gymnasiums, a gymnastics room, an indoor
jogging track, a swimming pool, and dressing rooms. Outdoor facilities
include four basketball courts, 16 lighted tennis courts, two sand
volleyball courts, and numerous athletic fields for team sports.
CFSB Center houses a jogging track and numerous
courts for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor activities.
The Miller Memorial Golf Course is available to Murray State students, faculty, and staff as well as the community.