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.
The Academic Cup is presented to the institution whose student-athletes post the highest grade-point averages during that academic year. More than 3,200 student-athletes competed at nine America East institutions in the 2007-08 season. The conference’s student-athletes compiled an average of 3.02 on the team grade-point averages, which were calculated by dividing the total team quality points by the total credits completed for grade. The overall institutional GPAs were calculated using the same formula for all student-athletes at each respective school.
The Wildcats also improved two spots from a year ago, placing fifth in the battle for the America East Stuart P. Haskell Commisioner’s Cup. UNH won the men’s cross country title and was co-regular-season champions in women’s soccer. The Wildcats also finished second in five other sports, including women’s soccer, women’s indoor track & field, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s indoor track and field. Boston University won the cup with six league titles and three regular season crowns.