QuinnipiacBobcats.com and Athletics' Social Media Pages See Record-Setting Traffic In 2012-13

 

Quinnipiac's Athletics saw record-setting figures for its Official Website, QuinnipiacBobcats.com, as wells as its social media platforms for 2012-13.  

Visitors to:                      
QuinnipiacBobcats.com:          

5,256,499 (record)

Facebook.com/quathletics posts' views:    3,335,861 (Record)
           
Twitter.com/quathletics clicks: 21,585 (record)
         
Youtube.com/quinnipiacathletics views:  138,351 (record)
           
Monthly Record in March 2013 for traffic to quinnipiacbobcats.com 936,622 (record)            
Monthly Record in April 2013 for traffic reach to Facebook.com/quathletics 1,733,548            
Monthly Record in March 2013 for traffic/tweets to twitter.com/quathletics:  4,047             
Monthly Record in April 2013 for traffic views to youtube.com/quathletics:  25,010             

"The success of all of our teams this past year, combined with our increased use of all possible digital platforms has shattered our records for visitors' traffic to our numerous sites," Director of Atheltics & Recreation Jack McDonald said. "I particularly want to thank our Sports Information and Information & Technology staffs, as well as our many fans for posting excellent, and timely, content to all our sites and networks. In addition to our excellent teams, our staffs and fans also had a year we will never forget!"

In a year that saw a number of milestones reached by a majority of its varsity athletic programs, the most notable included the men's ice hockey team's trip to the NCAA Frozen Four and the National Championship Game, as well as the Cleary Cup ECAC Hockey Regular Season Championship, the No. 1 national ranking for a majority of the season and a Hobey Hat Trick Finalist in Eric Hartzell.

Women's basketball had an incredible year with its trip to the NCAA Tournament following its first 30-win season in program history and the Northeast Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships. 

Women's cross country won its eighth consecutive NEC Championship while men's soccer also captured the NEC Regular Season championship and field advanced to the NEC Tournament for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Men's lacrosse advanced to the NEC Tournament semifinals while Acrobatics & Tumbling hosted the NCATA National Championship at the TD Bank Sports Center, advancing to the title match before falling to reigning champ Oregon while women's rugby advanced to the National Semifinals at Stamford University. 

QUINNIPIAC ATHLETICS 2012-13 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

By The Numbers        
57 All-Conference Honorees  
32 NEC Weekly Honorees   
15 ECAC Hockey Weekly Honorees 
8 All-Region Honorees  
6 All-Americans    
5 Regular-Season Championships
4 ECAC Hockey Monthly Honorees
4 Conference Coaches of the Year
3 National Tournament Semifinalists
2 National Championship Runner-ups
1 Tournament Championship  
         
Coaching Honors        
Eric Da Costa  NEC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year
Carolyn Martin NEC Women’s Indoor Track Coach of the Year
Tricia Fabbri  NEC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year
Rand Pecknold ECAC Hockey Tim Taylor Coach of the Year
  New England Hockey Writers Association
  Clark Hodder Coach of the Year
         
Team Honors        
Women’s Cross Country  2012 NEC Championship  
Men’s Soccer 2012 NEC Regular-Season Championship
Women’s Soccer NSCAA Academic Award  
Field Hockey NFHCA National Academic Squad
Women’s Ice Hockey Turfer Athletic Sportsmanship Award
Men’s Ice Hockey First National No. 1 Ranking in 
  University History    
  First NCAA Tournament Win in 
  University History    
  First NCAA Tournament Frozen
  Four Appearance    
  First NCAA National Championship 
  Game Appearance    
  First No. 1 National Ranking in 
  University History     
Individual Honors        
Nicole Lewis NEC Field Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year
  NEC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year
Felicia Barron NEC Defensive Player of the Year
Eric Hartzell ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
  ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year
  Hobey Baker Award Finalist  
  AHCA/CCM Hockey All-American
  USCHO.com Player of the Year  
Zach Davies ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Defenseman
Montara Tomasetti NCATA Rookie of the Year  
Stephanie Palange NCATA All-American  
Natalie Kosko USA Rugby All-American  
Raechel Stimson USA Rugby All-American  
Megan Hanneman USA Rugby All-American  

In addition to Quinnipiac Athletics' success on the court, the Bobcats also excelled in the classroom: 

- Quinnipiac's 419 student-athletes posted a total 3.189  semester GPA
           
- 280 of Quinnipiac's 419 student-athletes achieved a semester GPA of at-least 3.0
           
- Out of those 280, 148 student-athletes achieved  a 3.5 semester GPA or higher
           
- 15 student-athletes earned a 4.0 semester GPA    
           
- 2 student-athletes maintained a 4.0 Cum GPA     
           
-119 student-athletes were named to the University Dean’s List  
           
- 18/21 teams achieved a 3.0 or higher semester team GPA
           
- Women's Volleyball posted the highest team GPA of all women's sports (3.574 GPA)
           
- Men's Cross Country posted the highest team GPA of all men's sports (3.374 GPA)
           
-70 student-athletes Graduated