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Keene State Captures 2010-11 Presidents Cup Trophy

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Keene State College is the top academic institution in the Little East Conference, according to the 2010-11 Presidents Cup standings released by the conference office. The Owls sported a cumulative grade point average of 3.06 to outdistance themselves from Eastern Connecticut State University (2.96).

“It is a remarkable achievement that Keene State College has garnered the Commissioners Cup and Presidents Cup in the same academic year,” said Commissioner Jonathan C. Harper. “This is a rare accomplishment in this day in age to have one institution achieve a conference’s highest honors in both athletic and academic prowess.”

The Presidents Cup trophy measures the highest cumulative grade point average of all institutions in the Little East Conference. Each athletic department calculates its student-athletes’ cumulative grade point average in the conference’s 19 championship sponsored sports. Plymouth State University (2.91), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2.85), and Western Connecticut State University (2.85) complete the top half of the 2010-11 Little East Presidents Cup standings.

Three Owl student-athletes were bestowed with national and regional academic awards during the 2010-11 academic year. Senior Tim Pipp (Keene, N.H.) was recognized on the 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-Academic Cross Country Team, earning the honor by posting a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and placing within the top 35 at the NCAA Regional Championship. Senior Katie Bradford (Lebanon, N.H.) was named to the ESPN Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team, and junior Haley Chandler (Wakefield, Mass.) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team. Furthermore, the Keene State field hockey team earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association National Academic Team after boasting a team cumulative grade point average of 3.10. The Owls were well-represented on the 2010-11 All-Little East Academic Teams with a total of 75 honorees. The Keene State women’s indoor track and field team (10) and women’s soccer teams (8) set the standard among its 16-conference sponsored sports.

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