Rowing has Five Named to IRA All-Academic Team
To be eligible for recognition, a student-athlete must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher, completed one full year at their institution (freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible), be an institutional letter winner and competed at the 2016 IRA National Championship Regatta.
Curran named to USILA Division I Scholar All-Americans
In 1989 the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.
Cleirigh Buttner and Yahiro Earn Academic All-Area Honors
Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) and senior field athlete Anne Yahiro (Downers Grove, Ill.) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Friday morning. The team is voted on by the sports information directors of the Philadelphia area colleges and universities, and takes into account a student-athlete’s accomplishments in competition as well as academically.
Wildcats Nominated for Four ESPYS
The nominees for the 2016 ESPYS were announced on June 22 and the Villanova Wildcats are nominated in four categories.
Rob Denault and Patrick Tiernan Named to Academic All-Area Track & Field Team
Senior distance runners Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for track & field in an announcement made on Friday morning. Both student-athletes also earned the honor for cross country back in the fall. The Academic All-Area teams in each sport are voted on by the sports information directors at the Philadelphia area colleges and universities, and take into account both academic and athletic achievements.
Football Team Earns FCS ADA Award For Academic Progress Rate Score
Villanova’s football team was recognized for its academic success by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) in an announcement made on Wednesday morning. The recognition for the Wildcats comes as a result of Villanova having the highest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) score in data released by the NCAA earlier this spring.
Woody Bryson Signed to Contract by New York Yankees
Left-handed pitcher Woody Bryson (Cambridge, Mass.) has signed a contract with the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent. The signing was first reported on Wednesday morning. Bryson just completed his junior season at Villanova and becomes the latest in a steady line of Wildcats who have gone on to the professional ranks.
Jill Loiars Joins Volleyball Coaching Staff
Volleyball head coach Josh Steinbach announced on Thursday the hiring of Jill Loiars to the Wildcats coaching staff. Loiars will be an assistant coach for Villanova after completing her own collegiate career as a standout outside hitter at Dayton last season.