Kudos for Athletics
For the fifth year in a row, UNH earned the top spot among America East athletic teams in the 2017–18 Learfield Directors Cup Division I rankings. Billed as the crowning achievement in college athletics, the Learfield Cup quantifies academic institutions’ success across their entire athletic program by assigning points to individual teams' NCAA finish in up to 19 sports. UNH’s teams amassed a school-record 325 points to finish 71st overall, shattering the university’s previous best total of 260.5. One athlete singlehandedly earned 20 percent of UNH’s total — Elinor Purrier ’18, whose three track and field All-America finishes netted 65 points.