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BU finishes strong in America East rankings

Bearcats place third in Academic Cup, fifth in all-sports success

June 19, 2013


BU finishes strong in America East rankings

America East Academic Cup

America East Commissioner's Cup

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton placed third among the nine schools in the America East Academic Cup, the conference released on Wednesday. The academic standing, together with BU’s fifth-place showing in the Commissioner’s Cup gives the Bearcats another strong combined finish in the two primary measures of success. Binghamton, which produced a 3.12 GPA, is one of just two schools in the conference to earn a top-five place in both competitions.

Hartford captured the Academic Cup with a 3.24 GPA. New Hampshire was in second place with a 3.18, followed by Binghamton and Vermont (3.12 GPA each) and Maine (3.11) to round out the top-five. Stony Brook (3.08), Boston University (3.07), Albany (3.01) and UMBC (2.83) rounded out the academic rankings.

It marked the fifth straight year that Binghamton student-athletes have eclipsed the 3.10 mark and the fifth time in the last seven years that BU has earned a top-four position in the conference. Binghamton has captured two Academic Cups (2001-02 and 2002-03).

Four BU teams held the highest GPA in their respective sports: men’s tennis (3.45), women’s tennis (3.54), men’s swimming & diving (3.02) and women’s lacrosse (3.19). The men’s tennis team, which captured its sixth consecutive America East title and ninth in 11 years, also held the highest GPA of any male sport.

On the strength of a strong spring season, the Bearcats moved up to fifth place in the final Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup standings. The Cup annually recognizes the strongest athletic program in America East as determined by a scoring system which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and championship competition in the conference’s 20 sports.

It was BU’s 12th straight year finishing in fifth place or higher. Binghamton captured three league titles - men’s tennis, volleyball and baseball. The Bearcats also earned runnerup finishes in men’s swimming & diving, men’s indoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field.

Albany won the title with 390 points, followed by Stony Brook (300), UMBC (246) New Hampshire (227) and Binghamton (220) in the top five. Vermont (216), Hartford (191), Maine (169) and Boston University (162) occupied the remaining positions.

BU in America East Academic Cup
2001-02 1st of 9 (3.05)
2002-03 1st of 9 (3.07)
2003-04 4th of 10 (3.02)
2004-05 6th of 10 (2.96)
2005-06 6th of 9 (2.97)
2006-07 3rd of 9 (3.06)
2007-08 5th of 9 (3.04)
2008-09 2nd of 9 (3.12)
2009-10 3rd of 9 (3.11)
2010-11 6th of 9 (3.10)
2011-12 4th of 9 (3.11)
2012-13 T-3rd of 9 (3.12)

BU in America East Commissioner’s Cup
2002-03 9th of 9 (first full year in conference)
2003-04 4th of 10
2004-05 3rd of 10
2005-06 2nd of 9
2006-07 3rd of 9
2007-08 4th of 9
2008-09 3rd of 9
2009-10 4th of 9
2010-11 4th of 9
2011-12 5th of 9
2012-13 5th of 9

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