The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 16, 1994, Summer, Page 8, Image 8

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    Students turn away from Rec Center for work-outs
By Derek Samson
Staff Reporter
Alternatives are available for
students in Lincoln looking for a
way to stay fit, but would rather to
avoid the crowds at the Campus
Recreation Center.
Ranging from the YMCA to the
Prairie Life Center, Lincoln is not
lacking in the department of health
The Lincoln Racquet Club’s
wide range of activities and facili
ties attract students, according to
fitness director Karen Campbell.
“We’re a full-service club,”
Campbell said. “We have every
thing from in- and outdoor pools to
racquetball to a huge weight room.
We have a lot of guys who come out
to play basketball. We have a lot of
different types ofbasketball leagues.
We have a lot of programs and that
makes it very nice here.”
Students who are not enrolled in
any summer courses at UNL must
pay $31.67 for the summer to use
the Rec Center.
Campbell said the Lincoln
Racquet Club’s student member
ship rose during the summer.
“We offer summer memberships
and we get a lot of members during
the summer,” she said. “A lot of
them come out because of our pool.
Also, a lot of them have apartments
in this area (the club is located at
5300 Old Cheney Road).”
Another club that draws atten
tion from students is Gold’s Gym,
located at 4760 Leighton Ave.
“A lot of times, students want a
place that is inexpensive and where
you won’t have to pay for a lot of
frills,” assistant manager Rod
Wright said. “We basically have
just the free weights and a lot of
aerobic equipment. The students
that are members here are mostly
concerned with that.”
Wright said that kind of serious
workout attitude was what lured
students to Gold’s Gym.
“It’s an atmosphere where you’re
going to get a workout,” he said.
“From what I hear, it’s a little crowd
ed at the Rec Center. So there’s a
little more room here. Another rea
son they come here is they don’t
have to commit to a year, they can
go by months.”
Monthly rates range from $34 a
month at the YMCA and $35 a
month at Lincoln Gym and Fitness
to $70a month at the Prairie Life
Center. Gold’s Gym, however, of
fers a special student rate of $29 a
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Title brings Big 8 respect
From Staff Reports
When Oklahoma defeated Georgia
Tech 13-5 to capture the NCAA cham
pionship Saturday in Omaha, Sooner
fans weren’t the only ones who were
Oklahoma took the monkey off the
back of a Big Eight conference that
has not seen a member win the title
since Oklahoma State accomplished
the feat in 1959.
Nebraska baseball coach John
Sanders said the way the Sooners’
breezed through its College World
Series competition was a credit to its
Big Eight opponents.
“1 think it was an extremely posi
tive thing to happen for the Big Eight,”
he said. ‘‘It proved we play some seri
ous baseball in this league. We (Ne
braska) played right at 30 games against
rated opponents just in our league this
year. It’s a tough conference.”
It is the Big Eight s fourth champi
onship in baseball, the second for
But breaking the 35-year drought
— in which many of those years the
title was won by a school from Florida,
California, Arizona or Texas — is
what Sanders said was important.
“It really proves we can play base
ball on a national level,” Sanders said.
“Itshowsit’s not just the warm-weather
schools that can win it.”
And while the other B ig Eight teams
look forward to taking their shots at
the national champion, the rest of the
country can’t be looking forward to
when four Southwest Conference
teams join the Big Eight, including
four-time NCAA baseball champion
“I think when that happens it will
without a doubt be the toughest con
ference in the country for baseball,”
Sanders said.
Peace Corps Representatives will be in Lincoln
Friday, June 24
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Henzlik Hall Lobby
For more information call:
International Affairs Offices
. 1237 R Street
| 472-3201