AU Receives MCC President's Cup Again

AU Receives MCC President's Cup Again

For the second time in three years, the Ashford University athletics department was honored with the presentation of the Midwest Collegiate Conference President's Cup following the conclusion of the league's annual athletics director meeting.

With the announcement, Ashford successfully defended the high academic honor for back-to-back years, receiving the award for the first time to close the 2009-10 academic campaign.

The award is sponsored by the Presidents from all schools within the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

"We are very proud to bring the President's Cup back to the campus of Ashford University for the second straight year," AU Athletics Director Meg Schebler said. "It's a strong testament to the investments of our coaches, faculty, staff and student-athletes. This reward represents an all-around team effort."

Schebler was presented the award at the MCC Summer athletics director's meeting held at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.

Ashford's 2010-11 academic year has been highlighted with eight sports programs named as NAIA Scholar Teams, a new school-record of 96 student-athletes selected to the Academic All-MCC Team, and a new institution single-season best with 21 individuals earning Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete status.

Viterbo University was the inaugural recipient in 2008-09.

"We're excited to continue our track record of academic excellence and look forward to sustained excellence in 2011-12," Schebler added.

MCC President's Cup Award
2008-09 - Viterbo University
2009-10 - Ashford University
2010-11 - Ashford University

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

For the second time in three years, the Ashford University athletics department was honored with the presentation of the Midwest Collegiate Conference President's Cup following the conclusion of the league's annual athletics director meeting.

With the announcement, Ashford successfully defended the high academic honor for back-to-back years, receiving the award for the first time to close the 2009-10 academic campaign.

The award is sponsored by the Presidents from all schools within the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

"We are very proud to bring the President's Cup back to the campus of Ashford University for the second straight year," AU Athletics Director Meg Schebler said. "It's a strong testament to the investments of our coaches, faculty, staff and student-athletes. This reward represents an all-around team effort."

Schebler was presented the award at the MCC Summer athletics director's meeting held at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.

Ashford's 2010-11 academic year has been highlighted with eight sports programs named as NAIA Scholar Teams, a new school-record of 96 student-athletes selected to the Academic All-MCC Team, and a new institution single-season best with 21 individuals earning Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete status.

Viterbo University was the inaugural recipient in 2008-09.

"We're excited to continue our track record of academic excellence and look forward to sustained excellence in 2011-12," Schebler added.

MCC President's Cup Award
2008-09 - Viterbo University
2009-10 - Ashford University
2010-11 - Ashford University

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.