McWhorter Center for Women's Athletics

McWhorter Center for Women's Athletics, 703 West Samford Ave., Auburn, AL
Facility Overview
First Year: 2001
Virtual Tour: McWhorter Center
Directions: Driving Directions
City Guide: Auburn

History: The McWhorter Center for Women's Athletics officially opened its doors in January of 2001. The 44,000 square foot building is home to the Auburn University Gymnastics team and the Softball team.

Banners: Ten banners, as well as a Tiger Eye mural were added prior to the 2010 season. The banners feature 16 former Tiger gymnasts, and include All-Americans, All-SEC performers and Auburn record holders. Among those honored include: A.J. Mills, Barbie Andrzejewski, Danielle Pitts, Heather Brown, Kerry Ragens, Lindsey Puckett, Becky Erwin, Sarah Wentworth, Courtney Puckett, Julie Dwyer, Natica Johnson, Rachel Tarantino, Kristi Boyle, Shannon Edmondson, Sally Cantrell, and Lisa Grieco.

Locker Room: The carpeted locker room area has wooden lockers for each student-athlete, individually stalled showers, restrooms, as well as a state-of-the-art stereo system. The door of the locker room is coded to give the gymnasts access to the locker room at all times.

Team Room: The lounge contains a big screen TV and DVD player, a Nintendo Wii, and computers for homework, research, and email. Chairs, tables, and leather couches provide a great atmosphere for team meetings or just for hanging out.

Athletic Training Room: The training room consists of taping tables, a whirlpool, ice machine, and various rehabilitation equipment. Student Athletes use the training room before and after practices and meets. The gymnastics team has a full time certified athletic trainer to supervise all activities.

Coaches Offices: Each gymnastics coach has their own office in the McWhorter Center. The offices are located on the second floor of the building and have windows that overlook.

Gymnastics Practice Facility: The 14,770 square foot training area was designed for the overall safety of the student-athletes. The gym's nine resi-pits and four loose foam pits make it easy to avoid hard landings during everyday training.

The McWhorter Center for Women's Athletics provides some of the best resources to Auburn student athletes and we feel that it is one of the finest facilities in the country. It inspires a source of honor and pride to wear the orange and blue and be an Auburn Tiger!

Directions
From Atlanta, GA: Auburn, Alabama is located 118 miles southwest of Atlanta (102 miles from the airport). By automobile the trip will take approximately 1.2 to 2 hours. Below are directions to assist you in your travel. Take I-85 South out of Atlanta and travel 102 - 118 miles and exit the interstate at exit # 51 and turn right. Then follow College Street into Auburn.

From Birmingham, AL (via Interstate): Auburn, Alabama is located 143 miles southeast of Birmingham. By automobile the trip will take approximately 2.2 hours. Below are directions to assist you in your travel. Take I-65 South out of Birmingham and travel approximately 88 miles and exit the interstate onto I-85 North once in Montgomery which is exit 72. Then take I-85 North out of Montgomery and travel 55 miles and exit the interstate at exit 51. Then follow College Street into Auburn.

From Birmingham, AL (via US 280): Auburn, Alabama is located 115 miles southeast of Birmingham. By automobile the trip will take approximately 2 hours, but may take longer if traffic is heavy. Below are directions to assist you in your travel. Take Highway US 280 East out of Birmingham and travel approximately 110 miles and exit ono Alabama Highway 147. There is a yellow blinking light at the exit. Travel down this road (College Street) five miles to downtown Auburn and the Auburn University Campus.

From Columbus, GA: Auburn, Alabama is located 40 miles west of Columbus. By automobile the trip will take approximately 45 minutes. Below are directions to assist you in your travel. Take Highway 280 West out of Columbus and travel approximately 30 miles and exit the highway onto I-85 South at exit 62. Then take I-85 South ten miles and exit the interstate at exit 51. Then follow College Street into Auburn.

From Montgomery, AL: Auburn, Alabama is located 55 miles northeast of Montgomery. By automobile the trip will take approximately 1 hour. Below are directions to assist you in your travel. Take I-85 North out of Montgomery and travel 55 miles and exit the interstate at exit 51. Then follow College Street into Auburn.

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Facility Facts

Size: 14,770 square feet

Virtual Tour: McWhorter Center

Training Area:

  • Four vaulting areas
  • Four uneven bars
  • Two single bars (pit and strap)
  • A channel (trench) bar and trampoline bar station
  • Seven balance beams (resi and loose foam)
  • Two resi-pit tumbling strips
  • 48' x 48' floor
  • 40' in-ground Tumbl-Trak
  • 44' rod floor into loose foam
  • An in-ground trampoline with resi and loose foam
  • 4 DVR recording systems
  • Over 30 cardio stations