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Keene State Earns 2011-12 Little East Presidents Cup Trophy

From Suart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Keene State College has repeated as the top academic institution in the Little East Conference, according to the 2011-12 Presidents Cup standings released by the conference office. The Owls recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.06 to become the first institution to earn the conference’s academic award in consecutive years.

“Keene State has firmly established itself as a leader on and off the field of play,” said Commissioner Jonathan C. Harper. “Capturing its second Little East Presidents Cup solidifies the claim that KSC is one of the finest institutions in New England. The dominance in earning the Little East Commissioners Cup for overall athletic excellence 12-straight years and now a streak of two-in-a-row Presidents Cups, serves to prove the balance of academics and athletics in Division III. I congratulate Keene State’s coaches, administrators and student-athletes for excelling at the highest level once again.”

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. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Plymouth State University, and Western Connecticut State University completed the top-half of the 2011-12 Little East Presidents Cup standings in a three-way tie for second place with a 2.96 cumulative grade point average.

Twelve of Keene State’s 16 conference-sponsored sports teams produced a cumulative grade point average that was greater than a 3.0. In addition to Keene State’s academic success, the Owls have raised the past 12 Little East Commissioners Cups, which is awarded to the top athletic performing institution in the conference.

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