Athletics - Facilities
Daytona State boasts some of the best facilities available at a state college.
The L. Gale Lemerand Health, Wellness and Community Education Center houses a 1,000-seat gymnasium, fitness center, aquatic center and related classrooms and academic programs.
Our playing fields and courts also stand among the best in the Florida college system. The 1,000-seat gymnasium provides a quality environment for excited fans led by our cheerleaders, pep band and spirit team.
The baseball complex, one of only two lighted fields in the Mid-Florida Conference, has a permanent press box, a concession stand and a section of chair-back seating. The softball complex, also lighted, includes palm trees lining the outfield fence, giving the field that true Florida atmosphere.
Both baseball and softball fields are laser leveled each year to provide the best surface and drainage capability for spring season, and both fields are maintained daily by the college Facilities Services Division.
Daytona State's health, wellness, fitness, recreation and athletics facilities are among the nation's best. The state-of-the-art facilities are one of the many reasons our athletic programs are a force to be reckoned with.
The college's L. Gale Lemerand Health, Wellness and Community Education Center on the Daytona Beach Campus houses the gymnasium, fitness center, aquatic center and related classrooms and academic programs.
The Lady Falcons took the NJCAA National Championship in Women's Golf in 2013, their 6th national title since 2003. Daytona State hosted the 2012 NJCAA National Golf Championships at their home course - the LPGA International Golf Course.
The baseball complex, one of only two fields in the Mid-Florida Conference with lights, has a permanent press box, a concession stand and a section of chair-back seating. The baseball field is laser leveled each year.
The softball complex, which also has a lighted field, features palm trees lining the outfield fence, creating a true Florida atmosphere. The softball field is also laser leveled each year late in the fall to provide the best surface and drainage capability for the spring season.
The 5,500 square foot Fitness Center is an excellent resource for the students, offering a line of Cybex resistance-training equipment including free weights and various benches, a line of plate-loaded machines and a complete line of Cybex VR-3 selectorized equipment with a 19-piece Cybex VR-3 circuit and 3.2 tons of free weights.
Additionally, a comprehensive cardiovascular workout is available using the 27-piece aerobic arena that consists of stair climbers, elliptical trainers, treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, rowing machines, Airdynes, and spinning bikes complete with audiovisual and DVD programs. Group exercise classes are also offered in cardio cross training, core strength, water aerobics, and yoga.
A 25-yard-by-25-meter competitive pool and a 3,300 square-foot support facility offer a complete aquatic experience. The pool is open year-round, is humidity and climate controlled, and is staffed with certified lifeguards. The pool also has a ramp and automatic chairlift for full access by those with disabilities requiring such accomodations.