Sam McEntee and Patrick Tiernan Named to Australia Olympic Team
A pair of Villanova teammates and countrymen were each officially named to the Australian Olympic Team on Wednesday afternoon and will represent their country at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Current senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and 2015 graduate Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were among the country’s 61 selections to the Olympic team in Athletics. They will each run the 5000 meters in Rio.
Water Polo Has 13 Named to MAAC Academic Team
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced the 2014-15 Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The Honor Roll is open to both full-time and associate members in the MAAC. All 25 sports that the conference sponsors are represented.
Matchups for 2016 Gildan Charleston Classic Announced
Teams participating in the tournament include NCAA National Champion Villanova, as well as Boise State, Charleston, Mississippi State, UCF, UTEP, Wake Forest and Western Michigan.
Villanova Finishes Eighth in 2015-16 Capital One Cup Men’s Standings
The final men’s and women’s standings for the Capital One Cup were announced this week and Villanova finished in a tie for eighth place in the men’s standings of the annual competition. A national championship in men’s basketball enabled the Wildcats to score 60 points in the standings. The Capital One Cup, in its sixth year, recognizes national postseason success of collegiate athletics programs in nearly two dozen Division I sports.
Ryan Arcidiacono Wins BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award
Villanova senior Ryan Arcidiacono (Langhorne, Pa.) was named the winner of a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for men’s basketball in an announcement by the conference office on Monday afternoon. He was one of two Wildcats who earned the honor, as men’s cross country senior Patrick Tiernan was presented with the same award for his sport.
Patrick Tiernan Wins BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award
Villanova senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was named the winner of a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for men’s cross country in an announcement by the conference office on Monday afternoon. He was one of two Wildcats who earned the honor, as men’s basketball senior Ryan Arcidiacono was presented with the same award for his sport.
Trials, Triumph and More For Track & Field Athletes on #RoadtoRio
The summer season is always a busy one for the Wildcats track & field athletes, but never more so than in an Olympic year. Starting in late March when 2015 graduate Sam McEntee won the 5000 meters at the Australian Athletics Championships, current and former members of the Villanova track & field program have been making headlines around the world at Olympic Trials and other elite international competitions.
"Summer Jam" to Return to the Pavilion on August 1
The unique Villanova Basketball experience known as "Summer Jam" returns to the Pavilion on Monday, Aug. 1. Members of the men's and women's basketball teams will take part in a "Fan Fest" at 4 p.m. followed by a men's basketball "Blue and White" scrimmage at 6 p.m.