Good as Gold
There is no question that the Georgia Institute of Technology provides a mental workout. Academically, we rank with the best schools in the nation. Georgia Tech also ranks among the most physically fit college campuses in the country.
Each year, The Active Times compares the country’s top universities to determine which is the fittest. This year, the magazine looked at data from more than 100 colleges and universities. Georgia Tech ranks #33 on their 50 Fittest Colleges in America list. "The Campus Recreation Center is a beauty," notes the magazine.
Georgia Tech’s Campus Recreation Center is a collision of campus cultures. You will find the College of Engineering dean working out alongside fledgling freshmen. Guys in Star Wars T-shirts are running on treadmills beside girls sporting their sorority letters.
“America is like a melting pot and so is the CRC,” says nuclear engineering major and physical trainer Enoch McKie. “You see different cultures, hear different languages. People are arguing science or politics. Everything Georgia Tech has to offer is right here in this building.”
The CRC offers a variety of different ways to keep students and staff in shape.
The facility is affectionately known as the CRC for short. What’s not short is the list of ways the CRC can support fitness goals for staff and students. “Any kind of physical activity you’re interested in, it’s there,” says student Ayuko Morikawa. “You can swim in the same pool that Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte swam in.”
Georgia Tech's Campus Recreation Center started as the 1996 Olympic swimming and diving venue.