Kent State captures Jacoby Trophy for top women's sports program in MAC

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Record-Courier staff report

Kent State captured the Jacoby Trophy, awarded to the top overall women's athletic program in Mid-American Conference, for the eighth time in program history and the first time since 2010 after winning indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, gymnastics, field hockey and golf championships during the 2013-14 campaign.

"This is a tremendous honor for Kent State University athletics, and I want to thank our talented coaches and student-athletes," said KSU Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen. "Each year our goal is to be the premier athletic program in the Mid-American Conference. Our coaches and student-athletes have continued to perform at the highest level, and I couldn't be more pleased with the success of our athletic teams both academically and athletically."

In women's indoor track and field the Golden Flashes won their fifth MAC title and third in a row, while the outdoor squad captured its fourth straight crown and seventh overall. The women's golf team continued its dominance in the league, winning its 16th straight championship.

Gymnastics picked up a regular-season crown for the second straight year, and field hockey won also won the regular-season title after being predicted to finish fourth in the preseason conference poll. The Kent State soccer team had a solid season, finishing second in the East Division, and the softball squad was the No. 4 seed in the MAC Tournament.

On the men's side, Akron captured the Reese Trophy while the Flashes finished second.

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