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Office of Academic Support Recognizes Student-Athletes of the Month
During a successful fall sports season both in competition and academically, the Office of Academic Support for Athletics recognized three student-athletes for their accomplishments during the season. Junior safety Rob Rolle (Newfield, N.J.) from the football team was named the Student-Athlete of the Month for September, while senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and sophomore Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) from the cross country teams were also recognized. Tiernan was the Student-Athlete of the Month for October, and also shared the November award with Burda.
Pat Tiernan Named Academic All-Area Cross Country Performer of the Year
Men’s cross country senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was voted the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Year on Wednesday afternoon, while he and redshirt freshman Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) were each named to the Academic All-Area Men’s Cross Country Team. The academic recognition was voted on by the sports information offices in the Philadelphia area. This is the second straight year that Tiernan has been chosen as the Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Year.
Marcus O’Sullivan Inducted to Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame
Villanova men’s track & field head coach Marcus O’Sullivan was inducted to the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards. He earned the top honor at the annual awards ceremony while surrounded by some of the most legendary figures that have been a part of the Wildcats storied track & field history. Also honored as part of the Hall of Fame festivities was fellow Villanovan and O’Sullivan’s one-time coach, Donal Walsh. The inductions and other annual awards were presented by Athletics Ireland at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood.
USTFCCCA Names Tiernan Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year
Just days after becoming the second men’s runner in program history to win the cross country national championship, senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) has been named the Men’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon as the organization revealed its top athletes and coaches from the cross country season.
Patrick Tiernan Caps Collegiate Career as National Champion
Villanova senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) closed his stellar collegiate career on an incredible note, as he became the second men’s runner in program history to be an individual national champion in cross country.
Patrick Tiernan and Andrew Marston Set for NCAA Championships on Saturday
Senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and redshirt freshman Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.) are each individual qualifiers for this week’s NCAA Championships. Tiernan was the champion of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional last week and Marston came in fourth at the meet to earn his first career berth in a national championship meet.
Patrick Tiernan Wins Third Career Mid-Atlantic Region Title
It was a race that was reminiscent of so many that he has run, and the outcome was just as familiar as senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) won the individual title at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional for the third time in his career on Friday afternoon. Tiernan paced a field of 157 runners at the Blue and White Golf Course on the Penn State campus and won the 10,000 meter race with a time of 30:33.
Tiernan Stands Alone in BIG EAST History after Fourth Straight Title
There were three Villanovans tied for a unique accomplishment, and now senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) stands alone among the legendary runners that have been a part of BIG EAST history. Tiernan became the first men’s or women’s runner ever to win the league’s individual cross country championship four times with a dominant performance at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday morning. Tiernan covered the 8,000 meter course in 24:18.2, won the race by more than 10 seconds and broke away from a tie with two women’s runners from the Wildcats who had previously won three career BIG EAST cross country titles.