CAA Football has announced an extensive 30-game television package for the 2016 season, which includes 18 conference matchups in conjunction with the league's broadcast partners, NBC Sports Regional Networks and the American Sports Network. In addition to the conference package, at least 10 non-conference contests featuring CAA Football teams will air nationally on ESPN3. Villanova will appear on television at least four times during the 2016 regular season.
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.
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.
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.
The nominees for the 2016 ESPYS were announced on June 22 and the Villanova Wildcats are nominated in four categories.
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.
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.
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.