"Unleashing the Power of ASU Athletics"
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Alabama State University boasts some of the finest athletes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), with a remarkable record of 81 conference championships since joining the league. Under the guidance of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Jennifer Lynne Williams, the Hornets have secured five Commissioner Cup trophies, awarded to the best overall athletic department in the conference, based on performance.
Our State-of-the-Art Facilities
The Dunn-Oliver Acadome
The Dunn-Oliver Acadome is a versatile locale with a 7,400-seat basketball arena, perfect for holding NCAA Tournaments and concerts. Additionally, there are six locker rooms for the athletes, entertainers, banquet spaces, and laboratory facilities for physical education classes. Named after the legendary Hornet basketball coaches, Charles Johnson 'C.J.' Dunn and James V. Oliver, the arena is decorated with a legacy mural, honoring past greats who have competed in the Black and Gold. Both the Alabama State women's and men's basketball locker rooms were renovated ahead of the 2012-13 seasons.
Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex
Opened and dedicated in February 2012, the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex is named in honor of two former baseball head coaches, Herbert Wheeler and Larry Watkins.
Brunswick Bowling Lanes
The bowling center houses the Alabama State Bowling Program.
Hornet Stadium serves as the practice site for the Alabama State football and track and field programs. The practice facility has a 120-yard field turf playing field, providing training to the ASU football team regardless of weather conditions.
Houston Markum Football Complex
In June 2011, a new era in Hornet Football began with the opening of the Houston Markham Football Complex, the new home of the Alabama State Football Program. The two-story facility occupies over 30,000 square feet of space, including a collegiate-level weight room, 15 offices, 2 team meetings rooms, coaches' conference room, players' lounge, locker room w/116 lockers, and training room.
The Lockhart Gymnasium is home to the offices for the volleyball, soccer, and track and field programs, as well as academic study labs and an indoor pool.
ASU New Stadium
The ASU New Stadium, with a seating capacity of 26,500, is the new on-campus stadium that serves as the home for Hornet Football.
Robert Trent Golf Course
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Course - Capitol Hill is the official home course for the SWAC Champion Alabama State University golf program. It is one of the popular courses on the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and is renowned by golfers and golf writers alike.
ASU Soccer Complex
The Alabama State University Soccer Complex, situated on the east side of the ASU campus, hosted the first SWAC Eastern Division Championship in the program's history in 2013. The natural grass pitch was one of the factors behind the program's best season ever and a conference runner-up finish.
Barbara Williams Softball Complex
The Barbara Williams Softball Complex, named after the celebrated pioneer in ASU Athletics, opened in February 2012 on the Alabama State Campus, giving the program a home to compete on-campus for the first time. Williams studied between 1968 and 1972, a time when there were no women's sports programs.
Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center
The Olean Black Underwood Tennis Center, recently resurfaced, is the home to the Alabama State University tennis program. It consists of 12 courts, coaches' offices, locker rooms, and a team meeting room for the ASU Tennis. The facility also hosted several community and college tournaments.
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