DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire announced today the release of its 2011-12 "State of Athletics" report. The 29-page document includes highlights from the 2011-12 season, sport-by-sport summaries and much more.
The 2011-12 academic year has come to a close and it seems like yesterday we welcomed the Class of 2015 at the annual Freshman “Cat Pack” Orientation.
Our department has realized much success and a fair share of disappointment as well, but through it all has been a commitment and a work ethic that is unique to UNH.
These are challenging times in higher education, and certainly intercollegiate athletics is not immune to those challenges. Some days it seems as though we fight mightily simply to hold on to hard-earned victories, while other days are more uplifting. Through it all, I remain amazed at the quality of people I work with at this institution and their unyielding spirit to maintain the excellence that UNH represents.
UNH remains one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions, renowned for its undergraduate experience, research, depth of programs, and of course, its intercollegiate athletics programs.
We couldn’t do what we do without the commitment of the faculty, administration and staff. While these times remain challenging, UNH’s gritty doggedness to “do the right things” shines through in all that it does. Just as we challenge our student-athletes to give more than they believe they can, we equally give more so we can continue the trajectory of success.
This report, while meant to capture the successes of our intercollegiate programs, is frankly more representative of the institution’s philosophy and culture of finding a way to get the work at hand done, and done well!
On behalf of our 500 plus student-athletes, the coaches, administration and staff, we thank you for your support and look forward to 2012-13.
Director of Athletics