Mabel Lee Hall

By NU Athletic Communications
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The Nebraska women's gymnastics team trains in one of the nation's finest gymnastic facilities, Mabel Lee Hall. Completed in January of 1992 as part of a $14.9 million athletic department renovation, Mabel Lee Hall is in the center of the campus, within walking distance to many of the University's attractions, including the Hewit Center and the Boekel Academic Center, Sapp Recreation Center and Cook Pavilion, the NU Coliseum, Memorial Stadium and several student residence halls.

Mabel Lee Hall features the finest and most current equipment and training devices available to gymnasts. For optimum performance, it includes a state-of-the-art video and computer system, which allows coaches and athletes to immediately analyze routines. One unique feature of the gym is the Bare Acro Bungee System (BABS). This apparatus allows the gymnasts to work in a safe environment while fine tuning their spacial awareness. The two-level gym includes an above-ground loose foam/resi-pit. Built in the shape of an "L", the pit can be used for vaulting, bars and beam, and also includes a built-in trampoline. The 83-foot spring floor strip leading to the pits is also an ideal place to tumble. The 45-foot tumble track allows the gymnasts to work on various bounding skills.

For the athlete's safety, the entire floor exercise area has been recessed so that it is level with the surrounding practice floor. There are three sets of AAI uneven bars, each equipped with wide spreaders. Two single bars are also available to aid the team's training. One bar provides the athlete the option to land in loose foam or resi-pit while the other is over a trench pit.

Mabel Lee Hall also includes two state-of-the-art treadmills, two elliptical crosstrainers, locker room facilities, coaches offices and a fully-equipped training room.


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