MESSAGE FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Dear Friends,

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.

 
Sincerely,
 

Marty Scarano
Director of Athletics

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at UNH is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs that are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally.

The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity.

To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must:
    1. Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete;
    2. Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition;
   3. Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts;
    4. Provide excellent facilities for all athletes to train, practice and play;
    5. Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA and athletics conferences in which the University competes.

 

UNH Athletic Department Diversity Statement

The University of New Hampshrie seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

UNH is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that "inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence."  This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff, and students.

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