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Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City)
LOGAN - The National Intramural and Sports Recreation Association has named Utah State University's Aggie Recreation Center the 2017 Outstanding Sports Facility. The announcement was made at organization's annual conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
The LEED Gold certified center, located on the corner of 700 East and 800 North, has garnered other awards since it opened 15 months ago, including the Outstanding Sports and Recreation Facility for 2016 by Utah Design and Construction magazine, and a 2016 merit design award from the Utah Masonry Council.
The center recorded 137,926 total visits last fall. "We have had at least 50 percent of the total student population come into the building at least one time, compared to a 15 to 20 percent national average," Chase Ellis, director of USU campus recreation, said in a statement. "We're just excited that the students love it and that so many of them are always here."
The 105,000-square-foot facility features three hardwood gym courts for basketball and volleyball; an elevated indoor track; a 4,600-square-foot fitness center; outdoor basketball and volleyball courts; a student lounge; and a climbing wall.
The $30 million building, which recorded 137,926 total visits last fall, was paid for through student fees and is only open to current students.
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