Six Titles Propel UMBC Athletics to Third Place Finish in Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner's Cup Race; Women's Swimming & Diving, Women's Tennis Honored in Academic Cup
The UMBC athletic program finished in an impressive third place in the Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup race for the 2007-08 America East Conference season. It was UMBC’s highest finish in five America East seasons and the Retrievers nearly overtook
The Terriers won the honor for the third straight year and sixth time in the past seven years. BU earned the America East Conference’s award that annually recognizes the highest scoring athletic program in America East as determined by a points system, which rewards a school for success both during the regular season and at championship competition in the league’s 22 sports.
“I am very pleased with our progress,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown. “We had a great deal of past success in previous conferences and it is our goal each year to win the cup. This competition is a great motivator for each team to contribute to the overall success of the program and we are already looking forward to next year.”
The Retrievers won a total of six titles (tournament and regular season), second only to the Terriers’ nine. UMBC’s men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse team won both the regular season and tournament championships, while the men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads also won league titles.
UMBC finished in fourth place in each of the last two years. The program won five consecutive Commissioner’s Cup awards (1998-2003) in all five years in the Northeast Conference.
The conference also released the results of the Academic Cup, which is presented to the institution whose student-athletes post the highest grade-point averages during that academic year.
Final Results: (Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner’s Cup): 1. Boston University 378; 2.
For more information on the Stuart P. Haskell Commissioner’s Cup or the America East Academic Cup, please log onto www.AmericaEast.com .