University of Wyoming opens new athletic performance center | WyoSports.net

It’s happening everywhere. And the University of Wyoming is just the latest school to add a shining jewel to its athletic facilities. Check out what Wyoming is doing with The Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center.

Logan Wilson has had a first-hand look at the evolution of University of Wyoming athletics.

Wilson, a redshirt junior linebacker for the Cowboys, and the rest of UW athletes that have been on campus since 2016 have witnessed athletic facilities change from being alright to now being admired.

And the crown jewel of UW athletics’ rebirth was unveiled to the public Saturday.

UW officially opened the doors to The Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center for anyone who wanted a close-up look at the state-of-the-art facility.

UW Foundation President Ben Blalock, UW Athletics Director Tom Burman, UW President Laurie Nichols, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Susie McMurry, April Brimmer Kunz and UW football coach Craig Bohl all spoke on the process that led to the facility being built and the impact it will bring UW for decades to come.

“It’s been surreal to see this facility start from the ground up and to get a chance to be able to be part of it,” said Wilson, a Casper Natrona product. “Not many colleges in the country can say they have a facility like we have. Having a training table benefits all athletes.

“Whether it’s making healthy food choices to benefit their body or even just being able to get something at all times of the day, that alone is a huge benefit.”

The facility — which includes 71,000 square feet of new space along with 47,000 feet of the renovated Rochelle Athletics Center — gives the total facility more than 118,000 square feet.

It includes a strength and conditioning center, sports medicine center, new football locker rooms and a player’s lounge, a nutrition center that can seat 145 individuals and is available to all UW athletes, recovery pools and even a barber shop.

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