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Kent State Student-Athletes Rank Fifth in Country on Helper Helper Leaderboard | #students | #parents

KENT, Ohio — In addition to a successful 2021-22 school year in competition and the classroom, Kent State student-athletes made time to serve the community and finished fifth in all of NCAA Division I schools on this year’s Helper Helper Community Service Report.

Nine Golden Flashes teams were recognized in the top 10 of their respective sport, including wrestling and women’s lacrosse finishing first.

Lacrosse was also honored as the No. 4 overall women’s team in DI for their service, logging 1,877 hours of community service, including 5,000 miles walked, biked, or run to support the fight against childhood cancer.

“We made a goal this year to achieve 5,000 hours in the community and we exceeded that,” “Assistant Athletic Director of Student Development and Alumni Engagement Katie Schilling said. “Our athletes are truly amazing, and they recognize the importance of giving back to those who have helped them or to those who are in need.”

In total, Kent State student-athletes performed 5,493 hours of service and $156,784 in economic impact, as the only Mid-American Conference school to crack the top-25.

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