2021 Rutgers Making a Champion Guide

A F I N A L N O T E When starting this study, we set out to assess the APC’s impact on the institution, athletics program, and building occupants. We wanted to understand how the facility affected occupants’ performance, wellness, and experience. What we found was that, in its concept and execution, the Rutgers University RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center creates a place that is more than the sum of its parts. As one staff member put it, “The whole building is impressive.” There are both dedicated and shared facilities, advanced technology and clinical services, and places to come together to socialize and collaborate. Any single component of the APC makes sense—but when synthesized into a unified whole, the contribution to the community of student-athletes, coaches and staff, athletics program, and university campus exceeds the impact on any one aspect of athletic performance or experience. The APC truly can help make champions by fulfilling its vision of being an elite intercollegiate athletic performance center. 39 Perkins Eastman