Kent State Named Third in Excellence in Management Cup

The College Sports Lab at Texas A&M recently announced that Kent State's athletic department finished third in the Excellence in Management Cup standings for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Excellence in Management Cup recognizes athletic departments who maximize fiscal resources that lead to championships. The unique scoring system awards more points to athletic departments that win conference and national championships while efficiently allocating money to win championships.

"Our coaches and staff members take great pride in making the most out of the resources they're provided," Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen said. "Our tradition of comprehensive success across numerous sports has set a standard that our student-athletes continue to attain. And to receive the recognition by Texas A&M with a top-three finish confirms this success."

Kent State has won three EM Cup national championships, finishing in the top-three in six of the nine years of its existence.

Scores are calculated in a formula that accounts for total athletic department operating expenses, number of sports played and the number of conference and national championships won by each Division I (FBS) university.

Coastal Carolina finished atop the 2017-18 standings, followed by Stanford.

During the 2017-18 academic year, Kent State won Mid-American Conference titles in soccer, women's golf, baseball and men's golf.

Kent State Finishes in Excellence in Management Cup

Year

Finish

2017-18

3rd

2015-16

17th

2014-15

1st

2013-14

14th

2012-13

8th

2011-12

1st

2010-11

3rd

2009-10

1st

2008-09

2nd

The College Sports Lab at Texas A&M is an interdisciplinary research and training laboratory supported by the Division of Sport Management program in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development. The Laboratory examines major concepts and issues related to the management and conduct of all levels of intercollegiate athletics.

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POSTED: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:31am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:17pm