Department of Athletics Concludes Successful 2017-18
The Assumption College Department of Athletics boasted one of its best years in recent memory during 2017-18, including a near record finish in the NE10 Presidents' Cup along with numerous national athletic and academic awards.
This past year Assumption earned its second-highest NE10 Presidents' Cup total in school history, totaling 160 points, only 21 points behind Merrimack, who led the conference with 181 total points. The Presidents' Cup is presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the Northeast-10. The honor is awarded to the institution that compiles the most cumulative points, based on finishes in the regular-season standings, from all of its programs competing in league championships. For more information on the President's Cup, please click here.
Aiding the strong finish was football which captured Assumption's lone NE10 Title on the year and was one of four NCAA Tournament participants from the College. Women's Cross Country won the first NCAA East Regional Title in program history and went to its second straight NCAA Championship. On a conference level, seven teams in total made an NE10 Playoff appearance while women's cross country and women's swimming & diving each placed second at their respective NE10 Championship event. Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field also matched the best finishes in program history at the 2018 NE10 Outdoor Championships.
In addition to success on the field, Assumption once again excelled in the classroom. Assumption's more than 500 student-athletes achieved a 3.11 cumulative GPA for 2017-18, the highest in the school's history. One student earned CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-America honors, while Assumption placed a school-record 310 on the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a GPA over 3.0. The total was the second-highest in the conference. Assumption's Academic Success Rate (ASR), which measures the number of student-athletes who graduate within six years of enrollment, was at 93 percent this past year. It ranked 14th in all of Division II and marks the five straight year the school has boasted an ASR of at least 93 percent.
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College