BATTLEGROUND ATHLETIC COMPLEX
The University of Mary Washington prides itself in providing an optimal environment for athletes to practice their craft. Battleground Outdoor Complex plays host to lacrosse, soccer, tennis, field hockey, track and field, baseball and softball, and is regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in Virginia. Tennis players practice on a brand-new facility with 12 lighted Latex-ite courts and a national-award winning indoor facility that houses six courts. Soccer and lacrosse players play in soft Bermuda grass stadiums, runners train on a newly resurfaced, eight-lane Rubaturf track and baseball and softball players train at top-rate facilities complete with dugouts and computerized irrigation systems. "The Battleground" has hosted NCAA Division III Men's (1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001) and Women's (1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001) Soccer and Baseball (1992) Tournaments, and the 1992 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer, 1993 Field Hockey, 1997 Men's Soccer, 2006 Men's Tennis and 2007 Women's Tennis National Championships.
From Interstate 95, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT onto Business Route 3 (William Street). At the top of the hill, the road splits. Stay RIGHT, onto Hanover Street. The Battleground Athletic Complex is on the RIGHT.
INDOOR TENNIS CENTER
The six-court, state-of-the-art University Indoor Tennis Center is located next to the award-winning 12-court outdoor tennis facility at the Battleground Athletic Complex. The University Tennis Center hosted the 2006 NCAA Division III National Men's Championships, the 2007 NCAA Division III National Women's Championships, and has recieved the 2006 USTA Mid-Atlantic Section "Facility of the Year" Award and the 2007 USTA Outstanding Facility Award.
WILLIAM M. ANDERSON CENTER/GOOLRICK GYMNASIUM/FITNESS
The brand new William M. Anderson Center is the home to Eagle basketball and volleyball. The 2,000-set arena is complete with every imaginable detail, from top-notch locker rooms for teams, concessions and comfortable seating for fans, and video message boards.
Goolrick Hall (75,000 square feet of activity space) is home to Eagle swimming. UMW hosted the CAC Swimming Championships through 2005. The weight room contains more than 50 working stations in an 8,000 square-foot area, and athletes also have a multi-faceted training room at their disposal. A brand new 15,000 square foot fitness center is connected to Goolrick, and houses approximately 8,000 square feet of activity space for the student body's usage. The new facility includes treadmills, free weights, and other state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
From Interstate 95, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT onto Business Route 3 (William Street), remaining in the LEFT lane. At the first light, turn LEFT onto College Avenue, and the campus will be on your right. Once on College Avenue, go straight through the first stoplight, and turn RIGHT at the second light (Route 1), Drive under the UMW Walkway and make an immediate RIGHT onto Alvey Drive. Visitor parking is located in the parking deck adjacent to the gyms.
The University of Mary Washington's riding program is conducted at Hazelwild Farm, located on Miss A. Elizabeth Morrison's 500-acre ancestral homestead. The farm is located five miles from campus, in Spotsylvania County. The facilities include seventy stalls with all the modern amenities and ample turnout. The Stables also provide two outdoor rings, a cross country course, and a full-scale indoor arena, the A. Elizabeth Morrison Equestrian Center. Students may take part in all activities at Hazelwild Farm, including boarding, lessons, and showing, both local and rated.
From Interstate 95, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. Turn RIGHT onto Route 1 South. Proceed several miles, and turn RIGHT onto Harrison Road. Follow Harrison over Interstate 95, and turn RIGHT into the Elizabeth A. Morrison equestrian center.
HOPE SPRINGS MARINA
UMW crews row at Hope Springs Marina on Aquia Creek, located less than 20 minutes from campus. The Occoquan River, the Potomac River, and the Rappahannock River are all within minutes of the campus and facility. Transportation to and from practice is also provided.
Take I-95 to Exit 140, East toward Stafford Courthouse, Left at Route One intersection (Courthouse will be on your left), Right at next light (Hope Road), 3 1/2 miles to Hope Springs Marina sign at end of road.