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Jack Zink Indoor Rowing Center

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The 6,500 square foot Jack Zink Indoor Rowing Center is located within the Mabee Gymnasium on the TU campus, and is named in honor of Tulsa businessman and philanthropist, the late Jack Zink.

The facility houses locker rooms, coaches' offices and an ergometer room capable of supporting the entire team at one time. Additionally, the Zink Center has an eight-station indoor rowing tank that was manufactured by the Durham Company, which is used for training novices, doing individual and technical practices, and winter training.

The Zink Center was completed in March 2006.


The J. Bird Sr. Shell Nest


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The J. Bird Sr. Shell Nest is a 5,000 square foot storage facility specifically dedicated to the needs of The University of Tulsa women's rowing team.

The "Birds Nest", as the rowers call it, is a short 15-minute drive from campus and it allows TU access to one of the best waterways for rowing in the United States on the Verdigris River. The Verdigris River is part of the Mississippi River watershed and sports a natural setting of 18 miles distance for the TU Women's Rowing Team to practice and compete.

Tulsa hosted the 2009 Midwest Intercollegiate Rowing Championships, as well as multiple Lawless Cup regattas on the Verdigris River.

The building was completed in January 2007.

Directions to the J. Bird Sr. Shell Nest from The University of Tulsa campus:
  1. Go North on Harvard.
  2. Take I-244 East, which turns into I-44 East.
  3. Exit 241 onto 66 East toward Catoosa/Claremore
  4. After approximately four miles, turn right into Rogers Point Park.
  5. Follow the road straight toward the J. Bird Sr. Shell Nest.