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The Bev Lewis Center
for Women's Athletics

     The first athletic building purpose-built to the needs of female student-athletes at the University of Arkansas, the Bev Lewis Center for Women's Athletics represents a hallmark in the history of both the University and the state.
     Made possible by the lead gift of Bob and Marilyn Bogle, the Bogles had only one request. The name of the proposed Center for Women's Athletics reflect the accomplishments of the University's longtime coach and Women's AD Bev Lewis.
     As a result, the gift help create one of the finest training facilities in the nation for female college athletes.
     Construction began in December 2001 with site preparation. Portions of the facility opened during January and February of 2003 with the formal dedication on April 9, 2003.
     The Lewis Center is composed of three major areas: the strength and conditioning facility, the Gym'Backs training complex and locker room and the administrative offices of the Women's Athletics Department. It also has two major levels -- the Stadium Drive Level which opens to the east onto Stadium Drive and the Barnhill Arena Level which opens to the west at the ground level of Women's Athletics' other major venue and office area, Barnhill Arena.
     The Lady Razorbacks' 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning area is the heart of the Women's Athletics Department. Filled with state-of-the-art equipment scaled to the physical needs of female athletes, the training area is housed in a unique, uplifting space. Designed to accentuate training regimes, the Lewis Center weight room is where the foundation is built for each Lady Razorbacks' success in competition. Located on the Stadium Drive level of the facility, the weight room enjoys views in all directions.
     The Barnhill Level of the Lewis Center is the location of the Gym'Back training complex. Starting with a 15,000-square foot custom designed training area, the training area is considered one of the finest in collegiate gymnastics. Next door to the workout area are locker rooms for the Gym'Backs, coaches' offices and support areas, including a full-service athletic training room. For more on the Gym'Backs training complex, jump to the gymnastics facility page.
     Rounding out the Lewis Center are offices on both the Stadium and Barnhill levels for administration and coaches. On the Stadium Drive Level is the location of the main office of the Women's Athletics Department, including Women's Athletic Director Bev Lewis and her associate athletic directors. On the Barnhill Arena Level has the Lady'Back basketball coaches offices.

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