PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Eastern Connecticut State University has won its third consecutive Little East Conference Presidents’ Cup for its overall academic performance during the 2016-17 season. The Warriors registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.12 for both the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic calendar.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time in the 17-year history of the Little East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors claimed the league’s top honor for overall institutional performance on the competitive playing field. The Warriors accumulated a point average of 5.735 in the 2016-17 season.
To be named a sport All-Academic, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the spring semester of the current year and must be at least in sophomore standing academically and athletically, following the current academic season. The student-athlete must also be a full-time member of a varsity sport and be enrolled in its institution for a full academic year.
There aren’t many student-athletes that have the competitive resume like Keene State’s former cross country and track and field standouts Mark Miller and Mary Proulx. They are two of the most decorated student-athletes in the history of Keene State and the Little East Conference, winning a combined nine National Championships in cross country and track and field during their four-year careers.
Dowd was named the second Commissioner of the Little East Conference as he succeeded Dick Costello, the league’s Commissioner for the first five years of existence 1986-1990. Dowd guided the conference through conference expansion between the years of 1990-1995.
Senior Lindsay Szuch from Keene State took home the individual championship, winning the 5K race with a time of 18:02.74, averaging 5:48.5 per mile. Szuch’s time places her fourth all-time in LEC history.
The University of Southern Maine’s men’s cross country team won the Little East Conference Championship on the campus of UMass Dartmouth with their best five runners finishing inside the top-12 with a total time of 2:11:46.59 (26:21.32 average). The Huskies claimed its first championship since 2011.
The Little East Conference Cross Country teams are preparing for tomorrow’s LEC Championship meet, hosted by UMass Dartmouth. The scheduled start times have the men’s championship five-mile race beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by the women’s 5K championship race at 12 noon.
McCloskey was a three-sport standout at RIC from 2009-13 in men’s cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field. He helped lead RIC to a Little East Conference Championship in outdoor track & field in 2013. He captained all three sports during his junior and senior campaigns.
Keene State College Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Athletic Director Kemal Atkins has announced that Tom Pickering will be the permanent head coach of the cross country and track & field programs.