The top NCAA Division II locker rooms are based on designs, colors, and the layout of the room. These rooms are overlooked most of the time, although they provide a great place for the athletes to relax and prepare for games. Whether it is the layout or the vibrant colors of the rooms, these five locker rooms made the cut for the top NCAA Division II Locker Rooms.
5. Women’s Soccer- University of Central Oklahoma
Broncho Pride. The phrase captures the attention of anyone who walks into the locker room as it covers the top of the wall in the back of the room. Each player has their own locker with their own soccer ball in the cubbies. The navy blue and gold complement each other very well along with the large flat screen TV hanging on the wall. UCO has appeared in 10 national playoffs since 2000. The Bronchos are part of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). They are also located in Edmond, Oklahoma, which is 20 miles north of Oklahoma City.
4. Men’s Baseball- Florida Southern College
The red and blue squares on the carpet make the Men’s Baseball locker room at Florida Southern College stand out. The wooden lockers, customized stools, and beautiful red couches allow the players to have a relaxing and spacious locker room. The Mocsie’s compete in the Sunshine State Conference (SSC). They are located in Lakeland, FL, which is about 35 miles east of Tampa. This clubhouse was opened on February 15, 2013. They have compiled a total of 9 National Championships, 17 Sunshine State Conference Titles, and 42 NCAA Postseason Appearances.
3. Women’s Basketball- Truman State University
The Women’s Basketball team at Truman State University has easily made the cut. The locker room has its unique style to it and stands out. The wooden and personalized lockers are loved by the players. Each locker has the logo on it along with different drawers and cubbies. The dark colored carpet complement the rest of the colors in the room, bringing a wonderful vibe into the locker room. Truman State University is located in Kirksville, Missouri, which is about 200 miles northwest of St. Louis. They compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). Coming off of a 15-13 record in the 2016-2017 season, the Lady Bulldogs look to improve and have a breakout year in 2018.
2. Basketball- Bemidji State University
The Bemidji Beavers make the list for the best locker rooms due to their amazing and intricate photos they have on the wall. The layout of the locker room is neat, each player with their own and personalized lockers. The pictures they have players on the wall brings the whole room together along with the words “trust” and “enthusiasm” engraved on the pillar in the room. Located in Minnesota, the Beavers look to bounce back from the 2016-2017 season and have a strong year in 2018 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
1. Men’s Baseball- Flagler College
Coming in at the number one spot is Flagler College, located in St. Augustine, Florida. It has the best locker rooms for the baseball program in all of America for NCAA Division 2 athletics. The layout of the locker room is very neat and simple. The symmetrical room provides a clean and exciting place for the players to relax. The colors are simple and provide a “home” feeling. Home of the Saints, they finished with a record over .500 in the year of 2017, coming in at 31-24. They compete in the Peach Belt Conference. The liberal arts institution was voted the most beautiful college in Florida by Travel + Leisure. The baseball locker room does not disappoint and adds to why it is one of the most beautiful colleges.
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Posted on January 16, 2018 in Life of a College Athlete
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