VILLANOVA: Returns for her fifth year of eligibility in both indoor and outdoor track.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in Villanova's School of Law ... youngest of three daughters of Ralph and Molly Akard ... born 12/17/83.
AKARD'S PERSONAL BESTS:
3000m - 10:16.42 (New York Armory, 2/03)
5000m - 17:50.32 (Penn State, 1/04)
Steeplechase - 11:17.43 (BIG EAST, 5/04)
MAJOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
3000m - 13th, 10:19.93 (2004 BIG EAST)
5000m - 14th, 18:03.37 (2004 BIG EAST)
MAJOR OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Steeplechase - 11th, 11:17.43 (2004 BIG EAST)
Steeplechase - 13th, 11:18.92 (2006 BIG EAST)