One of the most widely used facilities in UW Athletics, the Curtis and Marian Rochelle Athletics Center opened its doors in August of 2001 and serves the academic and athletic needs of all 17 Wyoming sports. The $9.4 million facility was entirely paid for by private donations from 167 different donors, including a historic $4.2 million gift from the Rochelles, which was the largest donation in school history at the time.
The state-of-the-art facility is located just north of War Memorial Stadium and has more than 46,000 square feet to accommodate several areas utilized by all the Cowboy and Cowgirl sports teams. The ground level houses an 8,600 square-foot strength and conditioning area that contains over 7,600 pounds of free weights molded with the custom "Pokes" logo, including 18 Power Racks and 15 Olympic Lifting Platforms. With the help of UW's six strength and conditioning staff members, student-athletes have access to tried and proven training methods.
Also on the ground level is Wyoming's sports medicine area, including six full-time, certified athletic trainers and a dietitian. The 4,800 square-foot space provides student-athletes a broader scope and greater availability for treatment, examination/diagnosis, rehabilitation and hydrotherapy to help all the UW student-athletes perform at an optimal level.
The Cowboy football locker room rounds out the ground level of the RAC. At more than 5,600 square feet, the room contains over 100 individual lockers and a team lounge area.
The second story of the RAC is predominantly the Office of Academic Support, a 4,470 square-foot facility devoted entirely to the academic success of the more than 350 student-athletes at Wyoming. Divided into a computer lab, study carols, tutoring and meeting rooms and counselors' offices, the academic area provides student-athletes with access to more than 40 computers and six full-time academic counselors. The staff works daily with student-athletes to monitor their academic progress.
The Cowboy football offices are also on the second floor, and are home to 10 full-time coaches with their own individual offices and individual position meeting rooms. A display on the Bronze Boot, the historic rivalry between Wyoming and Colorado State, and a display on Cowboys in the NFL are also prominent on the second floor of the RAC.