The Arena of Southwell Complex
The Arena of the Southwell Complex has been the home for Columbia College Volleyball and Basketball since 1988. Named for Virginia Southwell Singletary, Southwell Complex includes The Arena and The Courts.
The Arena underwent extensive renovations in 2002 and now includes more than 550 chair-back seats and seating for over 1,000. In 2006, the Varsity locker rooms were also renovated to include carpets, washing facilities, flat screen TV's and a high tech sound system.
The Courts of Southwell Complex
In addition to The Arena, Southwell Complex houses The Courts, which includes two courts for basketball, volleyball or tennis. It is open for free play and intramural activities for all Columbia College students, faculty and staff and serves as home for several youth sports camps throughout the year.
CC Athletic Hall Of Fame
Southwell Complex also includes the Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame that began in 2003 and now includes over 30 individuals and teams.
Above the Arena, the Cougar press box sits with a state-of-the-art sound system and seating for 12.
Southwell Complex also contains two sets of locker rooms, a game-day training room, the Cougar Team Store, the Bixby Conference Room, a concession area and ticket office. In addition, Southwell houses the offices of Women's Basketball Coach Mike Davis, Volleyball Coach Melinda Wrye-Washington, Assistant Athletic Director Ryan McDannold and Coordinator of Intramurals/Facilities Manager Bryan Curtis.
Varsity Locker Rooms
The Southy Building, connected to the north end of the Southwell Complex, is the home of the training and academic centers. It consists of 1,000 square foot Athletic Training Room, the fitness center, the turf room, athletic offices and the Student-Athlete Resource Center.
In the summer of 2010 the Southy building went through major renovation. The south wall was knocked out to create room for a 3,000 square foot connector to be built, connecting the Southy building to the Southwell Complex. The additional space made room for an expanded fitness center now known as The Gene and Fran Koepke Fitness Center. Available to all Columbia College students, faculty and staff, the Gene and Fran Koepke fitness center features a wide array of aerobic and weight-training equipment, all brand new in 2010. The center also features 10 flat panel TV's and audio capabilities for all aerobic equipment.
The Gene and Fran Koepke Fitness Center
|Monday:||6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday:||6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday:||11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Sunday:||11 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
Questions: Bryan Curtis (573) 875-7437 or email@example.com
The Turf Room
Two indoor batting cages and an artificial turf workout area are also located in the Southy Building. The Turf Room, used mainly by the Cougar softball and soccer teams, is also available to all Columbia College students, faculty and staff and was also renovated last summer with new turf, batting cages and lighting.
The Student-Athlete Resource Center
In June of 2006, the Student-Athlete Resource Center was created in the Southy building. The center exists to assist student-athletes in their academic endeavors while attending Columbia College. The Student-Athlete Resource Center offers a wide variety of services to all student-athletes regardless of team or financial aid status.
The Athletic Training Room
Just to the west of the fitness center sits the athletic training room. Certified athletic trainer Jon Barfknecht and his student staff supervise the athletic training room on a daily basis to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate athletes from injuries. Completely remodeled in the summer of 2010, the athletic training room features a mud room for hot and cold whirlpool therapy, a new taping station and additional space for rehabilitation.
The Southy Building houses the offices of men's soccer coach John Klein, men's assistant basketball coach Sean Dooley, certified athletic trainer Jon Barfknecht, assistant director of athletics Cindy Fotti and softball coach Wendy Spratt.
In the summer of 2000, the foyer of the Southy Building was renovated along with athletic director and men's basketball head coach Bob Burchard's office to include a new office space for the coordinator of athletic services Kim Kliegel.
R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium
Originally built in 1991, the Cougars' soccer stadium was named after R. Marvin Owens, a member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee. During Owens' tenure, the College has made tremendous improvements both in its financial position and in campus facilities. Former Columbia College
President Dr. Donald Ruthenburg first introduced the idea of a new soccer field in 1989. In the summer of 2005 the soccer field was upgraded, giving it a new surface that makes it among the best in the country. The field's dimensions increased to 115 by 80 yards from its previous size of 111 by 66 yards. Two new sets of bleachers were installed to seat 600 fans.
In the summer of 2009 new property was acquired by the College that was renovated and turned into a new locker room to house the soccer team. The soccer locker room sits just to the north of the Southy building and features lockers, showers and laundry facilities.
Cougar Softball Field
The Cougar softball field has also undergone numerous renovations in recent years. Since it was built in 1982, the field has been upgraded with permanent lighting, portable bleachers and a batting cage that can be used with a pitching machine. A protective tarp shields the field from the elements, while a new drainage system was installed in 1998. In 2006, laser leveling was preformed to the infield and in 2008 a new scoreboard was installed. The field meets all NAIA dimension standards. Its deepest point in center field is 225 feet.