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University of the Cumberlands Announces Governor's Cup Partnership

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) President Jim Taylor announced today that the partnership between UC and the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) involving the Governor's Cup, Kentucky's most prestigious academic event will continue for the second year.

"It is an honor for University of the Cumberlands to be able to support this competition that showcases Kentucky's best and brightest students who are this great Commonwealth's future,” said Taylor. “At Cumberlands, we believe that education is a privilege and should be based on motivation, ability, character, and purpose. The students participating in the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition represent and define youngsters who have earned the privilege of an education because of the emphasis they have placed on academics. University of the Cumberlands is honored to be their partner.”

The Governor's Cup was established in 1986 and serves as a national model for successful academic competitions. The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) administers the event.

The partnership focuses on the High School grade level, which involves over 5000 students across the Commonwealth. Those students take part in the Governor's Cup events of Written Assessment, Composition, Future Problem Solving, and Quick Recall. Over 1000 adult coaches and officials also take part in High School Governor's Cup.

High School Governor's Cup begins in January 2014 at over sixty sites, and concludes at the Governor's Cup State Finals, March 15-17, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. For more information, please visit

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; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit