2254 Yost St.
The Julius W. Abernethy Physical Education Center, home of the Catawba men's and women's basketball teams, is one of the finest on-campus athletic facilities in the state of North Carolina. The building has a seating capacity of 3,500 for basketball, and has a value of about $5 million. The facility is home to the Athletic and Physical education offices and is used extensively for intercollegiate volleyball, student activities, civic events, concerts and various athletic camps during the summer months.
It was named after the late Julius W. Abernethy of Newton, N.C., and was dedicated on September 26, 1970.
The Goodman Gymnasium is named in honor of Enoch A. Goodman of Salisbury.
Johnson Pool has been home to Catawba swimming since 1993, when the women's program began. The men started competition in 2006. It was built in 1970 for recreational swimming as part of the Abernathy Physical Education Center.
The pool has seating for 100 fans and has dimensions in yards of 25x20x4. Catawba hosts the annual Halloween Boo Bash Relays at Johnson Pool.
The facility was named in honor of Allen Johnson, Jr. Johnson was a business leader in the Rowan County area and former All-American athlete at Duke University.
- Seating over 3,000 persons for intercollegiate basketball (Goodman Gymnasium)
- Converts to three full-size basketball courts for intramural play
- Indoor collegiate-size heated swimming pool
- Handball courts
- Martial arts facilities
- Physical conditioning and weightlifting rooms
- Physical Education faculty offices