Bogdana Mimic Named Villanova's 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters Female Institutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Senior track athlete earns $2,000 scholarship towards graduate studies
Reid and Ward garner second team accolades, Mimic is honorable mention
Pair of athletes for Wildcats each ran in national finals of the 5000 meters
Villanova trio returns to Drake Stadium in Des Moines for national meet
All three are returning to finals site for the third consecutive year
On Mimic: Six-time All-American between cross country and track ... Strong distance runner who has consistently made an impact at the national level ... One of the team's top performers in the distance events.
2012 Outdoor: Received honorable mention All-America honors in the 5000 meters for advancing to the NCAA Championships finals site in the event ... Came in 17th in the national championship race with a time of 16:53.66 after automatically advancing to the finals with a fifth place finish in her heat (16:28.14) at the NCAA East Regional ... Runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships in 16:13.37 to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... Established a personal best time of 15:44.15 at the Mt. SAC Relays, the second straight year she ran a personal best time in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC meet ... Recorded a time of 4:18.63 in the 1500 meters at the Virginia Challenge ... Came in second in the 1500 meters at the Colonial Relays (4:32.69) ... Finished second in the 1500 meters (4:23.03) and 13th in the 800 meters (2:12.47) at the Colonial Relays ... Led off the 4x1500 meter relay at the Penn Relays.
2012 Indoor: Individual BIG EAST champion in the 5000 meters with a winning time of 16:25.53 at the conference championships ... Also came in fifth in the 3000 meters (9:43.23) at the BIG EAST meet ... Won the 3000 meters with a time of 9:14.95 at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational and registered the sixth-fastest mark in the nation with her time ... Anchored the distance medley relay squad to a fourth place finish at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
2011 Cross Country: Received All-America, All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST accolades for the third consecutive year ... Came in sixth at the NCAA Championships with a career-best 6K time of 19:45.7, which helped Villanova finish third as a team and earn a spot on the awards podium ... Formed a potent 1-2 punch with teammate Sheila Reid at the top of the Wildcats lineup throughout the entire season ... Came in third at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and was the runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships, where Villanova won its fourth straight conference title ... Only member of the current team to be a scoring runner on each of the four BIG EAST champion teams ... Covered the 6K course at the BIG EAST meet in a then collegiate-best time of 19:51.2 ... Named the BIG EAST Athlete of the Week on October 4 after she opened the season by winning the Women's Gold Race at the Paul Short Run ... Came in first out of 396 runners with a time of 20:10 on the 6K course, scoring her first cross country individual title in the process ... Her time was also the second-fastest 6K cross country time of her career ... Finished in sixth place overall out of 305 runners and came in second on the team at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.
2011 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters for the second straight year ... Earned All-America honors with an 11th place finish at the national meet ... During the season posted a personal best time of 15:48.49, which ranked among the top five times in the nation entering the postseason meets ... Finished sixth in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and was fifth in her heat at the NCAA East Regional ... Ran four races in the 1500 meters during the season and had a personal best time of 4:18.24 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Came in 10th in the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, second at the Mason Spring Invitational and eighth at the 46th Colonial Relays.
2011 Indoor: Anchored Villanova to a BIG EAST title in the distance medley relay ... Villanova shattered the previous facility record at Stile Athletics Field House with a time of 11:16.72 ... Ran three races in the 3000 meters and posted a sixth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also notched first place finishes at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the Columbia Last Chance Meet ... Registered a season-best time of 9:10.64 at the Columbia meet ... Opened her indoor season by placing fourth in the Mile at the NYRR II meet.
2010 Cross Country: Earned All-America honors for the second straight season with a 27th place individual finish at the NCAA Championships, where she helped Villanova win its second consecutive team title ... Also earned All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-BIG EAST honors during the year ... Placed fourth overall and second on the team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and was seventh at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed in the top-10 of every race she ran during the season ... Finished second at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, came in seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational and was 10th at the Penn State National.
2010 Outdoor: Despite being a newcomer to the 5000 meters won her first race in the event at the Colonial Relays with a time of 16:22.81 ... Went on to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters and came in 13th at the national meet ... Secured her spot in the championships by finishing in the top 12 at the NCAA East Regional ... Her time of 16:14.65 at the NCAA Championships two weeks later was a personal best ... Came in fifth in the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran a strong leg on the 4x1500 meter relay as Villanova finished second at the Penn Relays in a highly competitive race ... Came in third in the 1500 meters and as fourth in her heat of the 800 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.
2010 Indoor: Ran the opening leg of the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships and earned All-America honors by helping the Wildcats to a fourth place finish ... Also placed 12th individually in the 3000 meters at the national meet ... Was a key performer for Villanova at the BIG EAST Championships, where the Wildcats claimed the team title ... Ran a leg on both the 4x800 meter relay and the DMR, which both won conference titles ... Earned individual All-BIG EAST recognition for a runner-up finish in the Mile ... During the season ran a personal best time of 9:07.96 in the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet, with that mark being among the top five times in the country ... Came in third in the 1000 meters at the NYRR I meet.
2009 Cross Country: Came in 22nd at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors and help Villanova capture the team championship ... Finished fifth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to earn all-region accolades ... Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championship ... Came in fourth at the Panorama Farms Invitational and seventh at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.
2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2009 Indoor: Redshirted.
2008 Cross Country: Made an impressive collegiate debut by earning All-BIG EAST and All-Mid Atlantic Region honors ... Finished in fifth place at both the conference meet and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Was the top freshman to finish at the BIG EAST Championships ... Closed out the season by coming in 67th at the NCAA Championships ... During the year also posted a seventh place finish in the Paul Short Run and was 13th in the Blue Race at the Pre-NCAA Meet, where she was the first Villanova runner to finish.
Personal: Born 1/9/89 ... Youngest of three daughters of Bogdan and Jovanna Mimic ... Majoring in Chemical Engineering.
800 Meters 2:09.75 Serbia (2008) 1000 Meters 2:48.21 2010 NYRR I 1500 Meters 4:18.24 2011 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet Mile 4:47.98 2011 NYRR II 3000 Meters 9:07.96 2010 NYRR 5000 Meters 15:44.15 2012 Mt. SAC Relays 6000 Meters (XC) 19:45.7 2011 NCAA Championships
CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)
All-America 2009, 2010, 2011 All-Mid Atlantic Region 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 All-BIG EAST 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-America 2010 (Distance Medley Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2012 (5000 Meters) BIG EAST Champion 2010 (4x800 Meter Relay) BIG EAST Champion 2010, 2011 (Distance Medley Relay) All-BIG EAST 2012 (5000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2010 (Mile) All-BIG EAST 2010 (4x800 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2010, 2011 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-America 2011, 2012 (5000 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2012 (5000 Meters)
CAREER AWARDS (Academic)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2008-09, 2011-12
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
5000 Meters 1st 2012 Indoor 4x800 Meter Relay 1st 2010 Indoor Distance Medley Relay 1st 2010 Indoor Distance Medley Relay 1st 2011 Indoor Mile 2nd 2010 Indoor 5000 Meters 2nd 2012 Outdoor 1500 Meters 5th 2010 Outdoor 3000 Meters 5th 2012 Indoor 3000 Meters 6th 2011 Indoor 5000 Meters 6th 2011 Outdoor