Study, Win, Repeat

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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For the second year in a row and the fourth time overall, UNH won the America East Academic Cup, a measure of student-athletes’ academic success among colleges that compete in the America East Athletics Conference. For the 2015–16 academic year, the university’s Division I student-athletes compiled a conference-best 3.23 grade-point average — matching the school-record-setting GPA they earned last year, when they shared the title with the University of Hartford. Two individual sports also earned highest GPA honors for America East: men’s track and field, at 3.23, and women’s soccer, which notched a conference-best 3.51. 

It’s the second time in the 21-year history of the award that UNH has earned back-to-back titles, having previously claimed the top spot in the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 academic years. Four individual student-athletes were also named America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes for completing their undergraduate degrees with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. Wildcats to earn this honor included volleyball players Abby Brinkman ’16 and Cassidy Croci ’16 and runners Christopher DeCarlo ’16 and Brendan McCarthy ’16.

This article is part of the series:

UNH Magazine Fall 2016
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