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CAMBRIDGE, MASS— Student-athletes at the University of New Hampshire continue to excel in the classroom and as a result the Wildcats finished second in the running for the 2007-08 America East Academic Cup with an impressive cumulative grade point average of 3.12.  UNH has won the Academic Cup twice, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
    The University of Vermont narrowly edged out UNH to take home the hardware with a 3.14 GPA.
    The University of Maine (3.10), Stony Brook University (3.06) and Binghamton University (3.04) were the other institutions in America East to compile grade point averages of 3.00 or better in 2007-08.


STANDINGS

WESTLAKE, Ohio
– The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently announced that the University of New Hampshire ranks 81st out of 365 Division I schools in the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings at the end of the winter sport season.
     The Wildcats have amassed 162 points, including the 25 points they tallied during the fall season. The ski team, which stands 11th overall, provided 57 points, while the third-ranked women’s hockey team supplied 55 points and the ninth-ranked men’s hockey team kicked in another 25.


DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire athletic department continues to excel nationally in both athletics and academics. UNH student-athletes were acknowledged this week as eight teams were honored publicly by the NCAA for their high academic achievement.

The awards are based on the NCAA’s latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that were released on Thursday. These teams posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads nationally in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 89 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2007 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll for recording a grade point average of 3.0 or above in that fall semester, the league announced Thursday. Forty-one of those Wildcats were also named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and received that distinction with a gpa of at least 3.5.
     The UNH women’s cross country team boasted 21 student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll, which tied for the highest total in that sport (Stony Brook also had 21 runners feted). Twelve of those Wildcats were on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. New Hampshire also had the highest total in volleyball with 10 players making the grade; SBU, Binghamton and Maine tied that total.
UNH HONOR ROLL



    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- The University of New Hampshire is currently leading the America East 2007-08 Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner's Cup standings by a mere five points after completion of the fall athletic season. The Commissioner's Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in America East as determined by a scoring system which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and at championship competition in the conference's 22 sports.
    Following the six fall championships, New Hampshire has 144 points and holds a slight edge over current Cup holder, Boston University, which has 139 points. Stony Brook University is third with 111 points followed by Binghamton University (106), University at Albany (83), University of Vermont (81), University of Maine (67), UMBC (65) and University of Hartford (61).



BRONX, N.Y. – Junior Brent Powers (Remsden, N.Y.) placed fourth overall to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to victory at the ECAC/ICAAAA Championships at Van Cortland Park on Saturday afternoon.
     Powers completed the five-mile course in a time of 25 minutes, 54 seconds, which was just one second behind the third-place finisher and nine seconds slower than the runner-up.




BOSTON – Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) finished 30th overall to help the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a 14th-place finish at the 34-team NCAA Division I New England Regional Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Harvard University.
     Edgerton finished the 10 kilometer course in a time of 30 minutes, 47.45 seconds.




<CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Wednesday that Jim Boulanger, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team, as well as his staff, was named 2007 America East Cross Country Coaching Staff of the Year. This marks the fifth time in his 23-year tenure at UNH that Boulanger has garnered the award.
     The Wildcats won their second straight America East Championship, and fifth since 2001, on Oct. 27 in Stony Brook, N.Y. when their 35 points were enough to hold off Stony Brook University (37) and Boston University (85).


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Wednesday that senior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team, as well as senior Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) and junior Matthew O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) of the UNH men’s cross country team, have been named to the 2007 America East Cross Country All-Academic Team.
     Parker, whose 3.85 GPA in UNH’s highly-competitive nursing school is the highest on the All-Academic Team, finished second overall at the America East Championships on Oct. 27 in Stony Brook, N.Y., to lead the Wildcats to a third-place finish. Parker completed the 5,008 meter course in a time of 17 minutes, 38.8 seconds.


STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) finished in second place overall to power the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a first-place victory and a successful defense of their conference crown Saturday at the America East Championships in Stony Brook, N.Y.
     Edgerton finished the 8,124 meter course in a time of 25 minutes, 37.4 seconds, just five seconds behind first-place finisher Alex Felce of Stony Brook.


DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) placed 14th in a tightly-packed race to help the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team score 252 points to finish in seventh place at the 43-team New England Cross Country Championships on Oct. 6 at Franklin Park in Boston.
     Edgerton finished the 8K course in 25 minutes, 33 seconds, which tied him with Keith Drake of Connecticut College. Just nine seconds separated the 14th and eighth-place finishers.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s cross country teams announced a pair of changes to their schedule this past week.
     After previously having the week off, the women will be racing Oct. 12 at the Penn State Invitational in State College, Pa.
     The men will not be racing at Penn State and will instead be racing Oct. 13 at the Albany Invitational in Albany, N.Y.


NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday that the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team has moved up to eighth in the NCAA Division I cross country northeast regional rankings.
   
After splitting their first meet of the year, the Wildcats have reeled off three first-place finishes in a row, including last weekend’s nine-team meet win.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior harrier Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team, was named America East Cross Country Men's Performer of the Week for the week of Oct. 1, the conference announced Tuesday.
      Edgerton finished in second place Sept. 29 to lead the Wildcats to a first-place finish at the nine-team Murray Keatinge Invitational at the University of Maine. Edgerton finished the five-mile run in a time of 25 minutes, 6.60 seconds, just nine seconds off the pace of the top finisher.


ORONO, Maine – Senior harrier Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) sped to a second-place finish Saturday at the 16th annual Murray Keatinge Invitational at the University of Maine, to help the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team beat out eight other squads to grab first place.

Edgerton finished the five-mile run in a time of 25 minutes, 6.60 seconds, just nine seconds off the pace of the top finisher.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The America East conference announced Tuesday that sophomore Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) of the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team was named America East Performer of the Week for the week ending Sept. 25.
      Kearns raced to a first-place finish Sept. 21 at the University of Maine, powering the Wildcats to a victory over Maine. Kearns finished the 8,000 meter course in a time of 25 minutes, 28 seconds. The Wildcats scored 27 points in the meet, while the Black Bears tallied 29.  



ORONO,
Maine – Sophomore harrier Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) raced to a first-place finish Friday at the University of Maine, powering the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a victory over Maine.

Kearns finished the race in a time of 25 minutes, 28 seconds.




 

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Sophomore Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) finished in fifth place to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a first-place finish at the Stony Brook Cross Country Invitational on Friday.

    The Wildcats placed five runners in the top 10 to beat out four other teams, including the University at Albany, Stony Brook University, Wagner College and Hartford College, to grab their first dual-meet win of the year.




    DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team opened the 2007 season with a split, defeating Boston College and falling to Providence College.
    The Friars scored 23, followed by UNH with 42 and the Eagles with 66.
    The Wildcats boasted two runners in the top four and three in the top 10. Leading the way with an impressive third-place finish overall was senior Granite-Stater Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) with a top team clocking of 26:28.00 over the 5-plus mile UNH course through College Woods.


 CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team and defending America East champion was recently picked first overall with 60 points in the America East Preseason Poll. It was announced on Thursday.

The Wildcats edged out Stony Brook University by a single point as they garnered 60 points and four first place votes, while the Seawolves finished second with 59 points and three first place votes. University of Maine (43 points) finished fourth in the poll, while UMBC (32) rounds out the top five. University of Vermont (30), Binghamton University (22), University at Albany (19) and University of Hartford (9) fill out the nine-team poll.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire cross country programs announced its 2007 cross country schedule on Monday, July 2.

Both programs open the 2007 campaign on Saturday (Sept. 1) by hosting Providence College and Boston College. UNH heads down to Stony Brook University the following week (Sept. 7) for a pre-conference meet. The Wildcats and University of Maine get set to battle in Orono on (Sept. 21) in their annual duel meet. UNH rounds out September at the Murray Keatinge Invitational in Orono on (Sept. 29). Both squads produced second place finishes at last season’s meet.




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