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Cumberlands ROTC finishes fourth at the Army Ten Miler


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Sunday, October 21st the University of the Cumberlands (UC) ROTC program ran in the 28th annual Army Ten Miler in Washington D.C. With tough competition, the UC ROTC team was able to finish 4th out of 80 plus teams including all divisions of the NCAA in a time of 4:02 hours. This was the first such race UC has participated in.

The following students, with finish times, to run the race included:

Aundreas Lopez, Fort Lee, Virginia, 57:00,

Jonathan Gears, Andover, Ohio, 57:11,

Kevin Ross, Lexington, Kentucky, 63:00,

Andrew Diehl, Morning View, Kentucky, 67:00,

Cassandra Devlin, San Francisco, California, 79:00,

And Natasha Sydnor, Elizabethtown, Kentucky,85:34.

The team was led by APMS Maj. Eddie Simpson who finished with a time of 77:00 minutes.

“The program is very proud of their individuals and we hope to do this again next year,” said Simpson. “Thanks go out to the University, Dr. Colegrove, and Dr. Taylor for supporting the program.”

The Army Ten Miler, which started in 1985, is the third largest road race in the world and the premier event for the United States Army. The race is produced by the United States Army Military District of Washington and all proceeds go to the Army’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund. This year the race had over 30,000 competitors run and drew a significant number of senior level leadership for the Army.

The mission of the Military Science Department at UC is to commission Lieutenants in the US Army. In the process of earning the commission a student will earn a minor in Military Science. UC awards five credit hours each for Basic Training, Basic Camp (LTC), and Advance Camp (LDAC). The Army ROTC awards two, three, and four-year scholarships to hundreds of students each year, based solely on merit. Qualify, and you could receive a substantial scholarship for tuition and educational fees, plus money for books and a monthly allowance to help cover the day-to-day costs of college.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.