MAC Presents Cartwright Award to Kent State University

Kent State University was presented with the Cartwright Award by the Mid-American Conference for its program excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship during the 2012-2013 school year.The Mid-American Conference (MAC) presented the Cartwright Award to Kent State University for its program excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship during the 2012-2013 school year. The Cartwright Award was presented to Kent State on Sept. 7 during the Golden Flashes home football game against Bowling Green at Dix Stadium.

"The Cartwright Award is a unique award in that it recognizes excellence not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom and in community," says Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, Mid-American Conference commissioner. "To be selected by its peers for this award is a tremendous honor for Kent State University. I applaud the student-athletes, coaches and entire staff for this special honor."

The Cartwright Award is an institutional award presented annually to one university in the MAC. A committee with representation from all 12 institutions selected the Cartwright Award winner from nominations submitted based upon the criteria of excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship.

"This award is about excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship, and I'm so proud of our student-athletes who demonstrate Kent State's excellence in action in the classroom, in sport and in our community," says Kent State President Lester A. Lefton. "I commend our student-athletes and Kent State's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for a remarkable year, including an all-time high GPA, a fifth consecutive Reese Trophy, and now adding the Cartwright Award to our impressive list of achievements."

The Cartwright Award is named in honor of Carol A. Cartwright, Ph.D., one of the most highly respected voices in higher education. Cartwright served as the president of Kent State from 1991-2006 and president of Bowling Green State University from 2008-2011. Cartwright previously was the vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California at Davis and dean for undergraduate programs and vice provost at the Pennsylvania State University. She has served on the NCAA Board of Directors and is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

To see a brief summary of the accomplishments by Kent State in each of the three areas of academic, athletic and citizenship excel, visit

POSTED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:00am
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