Athletics Performance Center opens for Lancer Athletics
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2019) -- Lancers athletes have another reason to be pumped at California Baptist University. The university unveiled its Athletic Performance Center at a dedication ceremony on Sept. 20. The center features a 10,800-square-foot weight room, which makes the center the largest facility for a NCAA Division I non-football institution in the state of California.
The new center quadruples the size of the previous CBU strength and conditioning facility. The Athletic Performance Center is situated next to the 40,682-square-foot Recreation Center that opened in January 2013. The expanded facilities are part of the renovation of Lancer Plaza that now features a new entrance to CBU at Adams Street and Lancer Lane, a five-story East Parking Structure with more than 1,450 car stalls and the CBU Events Center that holds more than 5,000 seats for sporting and university events.
The Lancers are in their second year of a four-year transition into full NCAA Division I membership.
The Athletic Performance Center is equipped with some 9,300 pounds of weights, 14 squat racks, 18 pulley stations and 12 sets of dumbbells. There is also an indoor six-lane, 30-yard training area and a nutrition bar located in the facilities.
Dr. Micah Parker, director of athletics, said more than 450 student athletes in CBU’s 18 D-I teams would work out in the facilities multiple times weekly.
"Our mission here is to honor Christ through excellence in athletics, and this facility is going to help us do that," Parker said. "This is where winning records, conference championships and memories will be created, not only for our university but for our community."