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     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.




INDIANAPOLIS—The University of New Hampshire athletic department saw seven different sports programs honored on Wed., April 22, as recipients of 2008-09 NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their efforts in the classroom. The teams receiving the honor for UNH included: men’s cross country, football, men’s soccer, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.




REGISTRATION

DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Jim Boulanger recently announced that the 2009 University of New Hampshire Track & Field Golf Scramble will be held Monday, May 11 at Campbell's Scottish Highlands in Salem, N.H.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The University of New Hampshire athletic department had 82 student athletes named to the America East Conference’s Academic Honor Roll last week.Students had to earn grade point averages of 3.0 or higher to receive this recognition. Of those student-athletes, 274 earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll status for completing the fall semester with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. UNH was tied for second in the conference for number of athletes receiving recognition. The Wildcats were ranked fifth in percentage of student-athletes honored.




BRONX, N.Y. – Senior Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) placed first to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to its second straight IC4A title at the 100th IC4A Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday afternoon that senior Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) and junior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) of the University New Hampshire men’s cross country team, and senior Kim Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.) and junior Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) of the women’s squad, were named to the 2008 America East All-Academic Team.




RESULTS

BRONX, N.Y. – Seniors Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.), Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) and Brent Powers (Remsen, N.Y.) placed 37th, 40th and 45th, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish at the 33-team NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Qualifier on Saturday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park.
      The Wildcats finished with 283 points, which trailed Iona College (46), Providence College (88), Columbia University (103), Dartmouth College (122), Syracuse University (161), Cornell University (172), the University of Massachusetts (238) and Harvard University (276).




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Friday morning that the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country coaching staff, led by 26th-year head coach Jim Boulanger, has been named the 2008 America East Men’s Cross Country Coaching Staff of the Year.
      Boulanger and his staff receive the honor for the second consecutive year and sixth time overall after leading their squad to its third straight America East title and eighth in the past 11 years.




RESULTS

BALTIMORE, Md. – Seniors Nick DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.), Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) and Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.) and junior Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.) all placed inside the top 10 to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to its third straight America East title – and eighth in 11 years – Saturday afternoon at Oregon Ridge Park on the campus of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.




RESULTS

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Senior Marc Ouellette (Hopkinton, N.H.) placed third overall to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to Saturday afternoon’s victory at the 14-team Central Connecticut State University Mini Meet at Stanley Quarter Park.




RESULTS

BOSTON – Junior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) and seniors Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.), Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) and Brent Powers (Remsen, N.Y.) all placed inside the top 20 to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the 47-team New England Championships on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Park.  




RESULTS

ORONO, Maine – Senior Brent Powers (Remsen, N.Y.) finished 12th overall to pace the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team as it placed third at Saturday afternoon’s Murray Keatinge Invitational at the University of Maine.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Wesley Moseman (Remsen, N.Y.), a runner for the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team, was named America East Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week by the conference Tuesday.
     Moseman captured the honors after finishing first to lead the Wildcats to their second first-place finish of the season Friday afternoon at the Beckett Family Track Complex.




RESULTS

ORONO, MaineJunior Wesley Moseman (Remsen, N.Y.) finished first to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to their second first-place finish of the season Friday afternoon at the Beckett Family Track Complex.




TEAM RESULTS | INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Junior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) and senior Brent Powers (Remsen, N.Y.) finished second and third, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a first-place finish at the Central Connecticut State University Ted Owen Invite on Saturday afternoon at Stanley Quarter Park.




DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Scott McGrath (Peterborough, N.H.) and junior Wesley Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska) finished third and fifth, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to Saturday afternoon’s second-place showing at the season-opening quad meet with Providence College, Boston College and Georgia State College at the College Woods course.
     McGrath ran the course in a time of 25 minutes, 39 seconds, while Dinnan finished in 25:54.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team, two-time defending America East champions, garnered five of a possible eight first-place votes to nail down the top spot in the 2008 preseason coaches’ poll.
     UNH, which will look for the three-peat this fall, compiled 61 points to edge out Stony Brook University (59), the squad the Wildcats downed by the same margin in last year’s America East championship. Stony Brook received three first-place votes, while UMBC took one first-place vote as part of their 41 points to finish in a tie for third with the University of Maine.


    The former University of New Hampshire athlete let the tears keep coming. These tears were tears of relief, tears of happiness, tears of joy. And anyway, she didn't need her eyes to see where she was going. She knew every step she took was one step closer to Beijing. Joanne (Duffley) Dow was going to the Olympics.
    On Sunday morning, the final day of the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., on Dow's last chance to compete in an Olympic Games, she did exactly what she needed to do. Ten years after winning her first U.S. national title, Dow won her 10th, walking her way to Beijing.




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