ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELEASES 2009-10 "STATE OF ATHLETICS" YEAR-IN-REVIEW

FULL DOCUMENT IN PDF FORMAT

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire announced today the release of its 2009-10 "State of Athletics" report. The 12-page document includes highlights from the 2009-10 season, sport-by-sport summaries and much more.


Dear Friends of UNH,

The 2009-10 academic year was again one of fabulous accomplishment.  Many of our programs maintained a level of excellence that has now become an annual expectation, while our student-athletes out-did themselves in the classroom.  All the while we have worked hard to extend our resources to support the programs during these tough economic times.  If UNH had a reputation for working hard prior to the recession, I assure you that those efforts have been doubled because of this challenge. Such efforts have been passed down to our student-athletes, who are also expected to embrace the challenge.

Our single greatest accomplishment this year was the announcement by the NCAA that our GSR (Graduate Success Rate) of 97% ranked second in the nation among all public institutions, trailing only the U.S. Naval Academy.  While UNH annually is among the nation’s leaders academically, this accomplishment is quite extraordinary.  To achieve such a standard takes a dedication of doing “all the right things.”  From our Admissions Department to our academic deans; the faculty to the academic advisors; to our coaches and, lastly, the student-athletes—everyone deserves a hearty congratulations.  UNH is as proud of this achievement as we would be a league championship or an NCAA bid.

Competitively, our programs have continued their successful trajectory of the last decade.  We once again had a plethora of teams compete in NCAA postseason play, while a number of individuals competed in NCAA events, and UNH is again among the best Division I institutions in the Learfield NACDA Directors’ Cup.  Within this report you will find team-by-team results and many interesting stories.  Most of all, we are exceedingly proud to wear the blue and white with UNH emblazoned on our chests as we venture out nationally. 

We thank you for your support and loyalty to our programs.  On behalf of all of our staff, coaches, and student-athletes…thank you!


Sincerely,

Marty Scarano
Athletics Director

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