May 17, 2006

LEWISBURG, Pa. ­­­­- Buoyed by a school-record eight Patriot League championships in 2005-06, Bucknell captured the Patriot League Presidents' Cup for the 12th time in the 16-year history of the conference. The Bison compiled 115.75 points in the Cup standings, the most ever for Bucknell and the third-most in league history.

Army, the only other institution to have won the Presidents' Cup, was runner-up with 108 points.

In addition to the league's all-sports trophy for both men and women, Bucknell also won the women's trophy for the 12th time. The Bison women set records for points earned and margin of victory.

"Congratulations to all of the Bison student-athletes and coaches on this terrific honor," said Bucknell president Brian C. Mitchell. "To win the Presidents' Cup 12 times in 16 years is a significant accomplishment, and it is reflective of the brand of hard-working student-athlete that comes to Bucknell. We have driven, focused young women and men who take great pride in both excelling academically and in winning championships."

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Posted May 17, 2006

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