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Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC)

Built in 1982, the Health Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) houses a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool, three full-length basketball courts and volleyball courts.

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The natatorium, located in the middle of the HPER Center, has direct, on-deck access to team locker rooms and integrated coach's offices, and is only steps away from the training room. The natatorium sees year-round use, not only by the Tiger intercollegiate swimming and diving teams and the Wittenberg community, but also by high school and club teams, thanks to its cutting-edge systems and spacious accommodations.

The 1929 Field House, located on the west side of the building, contains a gymnasium, classrooms, offices, and visiting team locker rooms. The Heinzen Strength Center, located in the basement, is equipped with a 64-piece Hammer Strength Weight System, six upright bikes, weight resistant floor and more than 15,000 pounds of free weights. Pam Evans Smith Arena, which was part of an expansion in 1982, is home to the Tiger men's and women's basketball and men's and women's volleyball teams. Its rafters are filled with championship banners thanks to the extraordinary success of the Tiger teams, including two national championships for the men's basketball program and one for the women's volleyball program.

Concerts are occasionally held in the Gymnasium and have featured such notable groups as O.A.R., Guster, the Violent Femmes, Don McClean and A Tribe Called Quest.

Wittenberg is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the competitive North Coast Athletic Conference. Approximately 30 percent of our students participate in varsity athletics, and 65 percent participate in intramurals. Learn More About Wittenberg Athletics

The Bob Rosencrans Fitness Center at the Athletics Hall of Honor opened at the HPER Center in 2006. Legends Lobby highlights Wittenberg's athletic accomplishments both past and present, and includes the Athletics Hall of Honor, the Bob Rosencrans Fitness Center and displays honoring some of Wittenberg's legendary coaches. All facilities are open to students who present their ID cards.

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