"ZIPS"
University of Akron

The University of Akron is located in Akron, Ohio.  The "ZIPS" have proudly represented the Ohio Valley Conference five times at the national level (1988, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014).

The team's highest finish to date was an impressive third in 1988.

The team's National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC) performance record stands as follows:

  • Best Overall

  • Most Design Points

  • Most Race Points (1988)

  • Best Design Paper

  • Best Display 

  • Best Oral Presentation

  • Best Product

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