University of Akron

The University of Akron is located in Akron, Ohio.  The "ZIPS" have proudly represented the Ohio Valley Conference six times at the national level (1988, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2017).

The team's highest finishs to date were impressive thirds in 1988 and 2017.

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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