• All 16 sport programs exceeded the benchmark score in the NCAA's 2010 Academic Progress Rate report. Men's cross country scored a perfect 1,000.
• The department posted an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 82%
• Its graduation rates rank in the top 75% of all Division I programs
• Soccer posted the nation's top team GPA (3.73) for the fifth consecutive season
• 5 MAC champions: soccer, football, wrestling, gymnastics, baseball
• 3 MAC Divisional champions: football, men's basketball, baseball
• 5 NCAA postseason participants:
⁃ soccer (defeated nationally-ranked Purdue)
⁃ wrestling (the first team in MAC history to send a representative of every weight class to nationals)
⁃ indoor track (Erika Schroll, high jump)
⁃ outdoor track (Alex Rose & Greg Pilling, discus)
• Football won the GMAC Bowl in front of a TV audience of 3.5 million
• 3 teams ended their seasons nationally ranked: football, wrestling, gymnastics
• Margo Jonker won her 1,000th game as CMU's head softball coach
• 53 all-MAC honorees
• 16 MAC Players of the Year
• 3 MAC Coaches of the Year
• 9 all-Americans
• 45 academic all-conference selections
• 9 academic all-district honorees
• 1 academic all-American
• The year opened with CMU being awarded the inaugural Mid-American Conference Cartwright Award for the athletic department's overall excellence during the 2008-0 season.
• Financial support by the CMU faculty/staff increased by more than $50,000 over last year.
• Gifts/pledges to Athletics accounted for 45% of the Annual University Campaign totals in 2009. The athletics department received awards for "Most dollars pledged by a department" and "Highest participation by a department."
• $1.2 million in private giving was raised in 2008-09, and we are well on our way of meeting or surpassing that this fiscal year.
• In this year's MAC's all-sports standings, the men finished second and the women finished third.