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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.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Thursday that 204 University of New Hampshire student-athletes have been named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Furthermore, 97 of those Wildcats received distinction on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
    UNH had the third highest total of representatives on both the Academic Honor Roll and Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The women’s outdoor track and field team had 55 student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll, which marked the highest total for all winter and spring sports; that team also had a league-high 28 representatives on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.




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 America East conference announced Wednesday afternoon that junior pole vaulter Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track & field team was named to the America East Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Team for the second straight year.




MEN'S RESULTS | WOMEN'S RESULTS

BOSTON – The distance medley relay team and sophomore Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) each turned in top-five finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to a 22nd-place finish at the 50-team IC4A Championships over the weekend at Boston University.




COACHES CLINIC REGISTRATION | ATHLETES CLINIC REGISTRATION

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire track and field program announced recently that it will host a pair of clinics for both coaches and athletes after the completion of the indoor season.




 
BOSTON– Juniors Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) and Kelly Thomas (Chicester, N.H.) each won events to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to a third-place finish at the 32-team New England Championships on Friday and Saturday at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.



 
BOSTON – Sophomore Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H) set an America East Championship record as one of three champions for the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team, which finished third at the America East Championships at Boston University’s Track and Tennis on Friday and Saturday.



 
BOSTON – Sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) posted a pair of top-ten finishes and juniors Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) and Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) each turned in second-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team at the Valentine Invitational at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.



RESULTS

HANOVER, N.H. – Sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) won a pair of events to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to a second-place finish at a Dartmouth College quad meet Saturday afternoon at the Leverone Field House.



RESULTS

ALLSTON, Mass. – Junior Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.) used a first-place finish to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team as it placed fourth at the Harvard Select Meet at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center.




RESULTS

BOSTON – Junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) broke a school record and sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) recorded a pair of top-five finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team at the Terrier Classic on Friday at the Track and Tennis Center.   




RESULTS

DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Sarah Hall (Nottingham, N.H.) won a pair of events to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to a first-place finish in a tri-meet at the newly renovated Paul Sweet Oval on Saturday afternoon.




RESULTS

DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H.) broke the school record in the triple jump to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team to a 96-84 win versus the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon in the first meet at the newly renovated Paul Sweet Oval.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Tuesday that junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.), of the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team, was named America East Women’s Indoor Track Performer of the Week for the week ending Dec. 7.
    Lathrop broke UNH’s school record and finished first at the opening meet of the year with an ECAC Championship-qualifying toss of 54 feet, 4.75 inches in the weight throw. Lathrop beat out 18 other competitors for the victory at the Husky Winter Carnival at the Reggie Lewis Center.




RESULTS

BOSTON – Junior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y.) finished first in the weight throw by breaking a school record to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team at the Husky Winter Carnival on Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center in the team’s season-opener.




RESULTS

KINGSTON, R.I. – Sophomore Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa.) and freshmen Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) and Danica Goodheart (Meredith, N.H.), of the University of New Hampshire women’s indoor track and field team, placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, at the 15th annual University of Rhode Island Pentathlon at the Mackal Field House.   




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Wednesday that both the University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams were chosen second in the preseason coaches’ poll.
     The men, who received one first-place vote and 55 total points, trailed only Albany with 64 points. Binghamton was picked third with 51 points, while UMBC (39 points) narrowly edged out Boston University (38 points) for the fourth-place spot. Rounding out the league was Stony Brook (27 points), Maine (23 points), Vermont (19 points) and Hartford (8 points).




DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department announced Sept. 9 that the renovation of the Paul Sweet Oval is progressing nicely and closing in on completion.
     To date, new lighting fixtures have been hung and the entire indoor track has been given a coat of fresh paint from floor to ceiling in the school’s white, navy blue and gray colors. Areas of the track have begun to be removed and replaced to reinforce the throws area and give the new surface a better area to bond to.




By Danielle Blais, UNH Athletic Media Relations

DURHAM, N.H. – Not everyone dreams to save the seals as a child, nor can everyone run 60 miles per week. Elizabeth Morrissey (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) does and can. Morrissey is an exceptional senior zoology major and has been named to countless honor rolls. Also adding to her rigorous academic day is her key role on the UNH women’s cross country and track and field teams.




NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Hampshire women’s track and field team, as well as sophomore pole vaulter Rita Ciambra (Hanover, N.H.), were recently honored by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their academic achievements during the 2008 season.
     UNH’s track and field team was one of 117 Division I women’s track and field programs recognized as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team. The Wildcats compiled a 3.18 team grade point average, well over the minimum 3.000 needed to qualify for the award.


UNH HONOR ROLL

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 201 University of New Hampshire student-athletes were named to the 2008 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for recording a grade point average of 3.0 or above in that winter/spring semester, the league announced Thursday. Of the 201 honored, 113 of those were also named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for possessing a gpa of at least 3.5, the most of any of the other institution.
      In the nine-member America East conference, only Binghamton University (251 honorees) had a higher number of student-athletes recognized. The University at Albany (198), the University of Vermont (197) and Stony Brook University (188) rounded out the top five.


    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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