Karcic, Muncan, Reid and Sullivan are set to compete on sport's grandest stage
Reid named to Capital One Academic All-America team for second straight year
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
Senior runner now moves on to national ballot for second straight year
Honda Award winner Sheila Reid and the Villanova Women's Cross Country National Championship team are honored during the Men's Basketball vs. Syracuse game.
Wildcats finish third in team standings at the national meet.
Sheila Reid won her second national title in as many days by capturing the 1500 meters crown on June 11, 2011.
Sheila Reid won the national championship in the 5000 meters on June 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photos By Don Paige)
Wildcats earn ninth NCAA crown, while Sheila Reed brings home the individual title.
Villanova women are crowned 2009 NCAA Champions
On Reid: Incredible racer who is capable of kicking past any opponent in a race ... Three-time Honda Sports Award winner and five-time individual national champion ... Carved out a legacy among the great female athletes in the history of the Villanova program ... Terrific leader and teammate.
2012 Outdoor: Anchored Villanova to a Championship of America title in the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays, the 30th Penn Relays championship for the Wildcats and the 11th in the DMR ... Set an outdoor school record in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:23.64 at the Mt. SAC Relays, breaking a record previously held by Villanova great Sonia O'Sullivan for more than 20 years ... Set a new personal best in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:10.73 at the Prefontaine Classic, eclipsing her previous top mark by more than a second ... Ran the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships and earned second team All-America honors with a 10th place finish (16:31.48) ... Automatically qualified for the finals at the NCAA Championships with a third place finish in her heat at the NCAA East Regional (16:13.47) ... Won the 1500 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet in 4:14.27, the third-fastest time of her career in collegiate competition ... Doubled up with wins in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters at both the season-opening Big Five Invite as well as the Colonial Relays ... Recorded times of 2:09.74 in the 800 meters and 4:23.12 in the 1500 meters at the Big Five meet, then lowered those times at the Colonial Relays to 2:07.65 and 4:20.78, respectively ... Anchored the 4x1500 meter relay at the Penn Relays.
2011 Cross Country: Named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year for the second straight season ... Won all four of her races and repeated as the individual champion at the NCAA Championships, NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and BIG EAST Championships ... Became the sixth woman ever (and third from Villanova) to win multiple individual titles at the national championships ... Won the individual crown at the NCAA Championships in a remarkable race that featured perhaps the most riveting finish in the history of the national meet ... Crossed the finish line in 19:41.2 after an incredible sprint down the final straightaway ... Named the Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year for the third straight season ... Became only the the second three-time individual champion at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ended the season having won eight consecutive races and 12 of her 14 starts since the 2009 campaign ... Crossed the finish line at the BIG EAST meet in 19:40.9, the second-fastest time of her career and good for a margin of victory of more than 10 seconds ... Opened the season by winning the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, where she came in first out of 305 runners with a time of 20:00 ... Earned BIG EAST Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors for her performance.
2011 Outdoor: Individual national champion in the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters, becoming the first woman ever to double up in winning both of those events at the same NCAA meet ... An All-American and BIG EAST champion in both events as well ... Named the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year ... Set personal best times in the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters ... Ran the 1500 meters in 4:11.85 in her first race of the season, when she was the runner-up and top collegiate runner at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Posted a winning time of 4:23.98 in the finals of the BIG EAST Championship and crossed the finish line in 4:16.81 to win her national quarterfinal heat at the NCAA East Regional ... Her national championship winning time was 4:14.57 ... In the 5000 meters ran the event for the first time on the track as a collegiate runner at the BIG EAST Championships, where she won with a time of 16:13.29 ... Raced to a time of 16:17.77 in the national semifinals at the NCAA East Regional (finished in fourth place) and then turned in an incredible mark of 15:37.57 in the national championship race ... Named the BIG EAST Athlete of the Week after her 1500 performance at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Her time of 4:11.85 was the best in the nation at the time ... Anchored Villanova in the distance medley relay and the 4x1500 meter relay at the Penn Relays.
2011 Indoor: Anchored Villanova to a national championship in the distance medley relay ... All-American in the DMR and the 3000 meters, in which she was the national runner-up ... BIG EAST champion in the 1000 meters, the 4x800 meter relay and the DMR ... Named the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year ... Registered a time of 9:13.86 in the 3000 meters at the NCAA Championships ... Earlier in the year set a personal best in the event with a time of 8:56.92 at the NYRR II meet, where she came in first place ... Had a personal best time and set a new meet record in the 1000 meters with a winning time of 2:43.70 at the conference championships ... Also was the anchor of the Wildcats champion 4x800 relay squad and ran the third leg of the distance medley relay ... Won the Mile in 4:41.14 at the NYRR I meet and earned BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors for that performance ... Ran in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston and came in third in a mostly professional field with a personal best time of 4:35.30.
2010 Cross Country: Individual national champion and All-American ... Led the Wildcats to their second consecutive team title ... Also was the individual champion at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and the BIG EAST Championships while leading Villanova to team titles at both meets ... In the case of the BIG EAST Championships it was the third straight conference crown for the squad ... Winner of the Honda Award ... Named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year ... Team's top finisher in every scored meet during the season and individually won four of the five races she entered while also posting a runner-up finish in her first race of the season at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Won the first two postseason meets (BIG EAST, NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional) for the second straight year ... Also finished first out of 304 runners at the Penn State National with a 6K time of 20:23 ... Earned BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors for that performance ... Her 6K time at the Mid-Atlantic Regional was a career-best 19:34 and marked the first time she finished in under 20 minutes on a 6K cross country course.
2010 Outdoor: Earned All-America honors for a fourth place finish in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships in a close final race ... Owned the top time coming out of the NCAA East Regional ... Individual champion in the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also earned All-BIG EAST honors for anchoring Villanova to a third place finish in the 4x800 meter relay ... Her time of 2:06.38 in the 800 meters at the conference is a personal best ... Anchored two relay teams at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats finished in second place in the 4x1500 meter relay and third in the distance medley relay ... Won the 1500 meter run and placed second in her heat of the 800 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.
2010 Indoor: All-American in the 3000 meters and the distance medley relay ... Ran a then personal best time of 9:01.13 in the 3000 meters at the NCAA Championships and was a part of the DMR squad that finished fourth overall ... At the BIG EAST Championships, earned Athlete of the Meet honors and helped Villanova capture the team title by winning the 1000 meters, Mile and 4x800 meter relay ... Picked up victories in the 1000 meters at the NYRR I meet (2:44.39) and in the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet ... Her time of 9:04.85 in the 3000 meters was a personal best at the time and also was the nation's leading time ... She earned BIG EAST Athlete of the Week laurels for the 3000 meter win ... Ran a strong anchor to secure first place and the top time in the nation in the DMR at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
2009 Cross Country: Recorded four individual victories along the way to earning All-America honors and helping Villanova win its eighth national championship ... Came in 13th at the NCAA Championships with a gutsy performance over the final 2000 meters ... During the season was the winner at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, the Panorama Farms Invitational, the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Her winning performance at the conference meet helped the Wildcats secure their second consecutive BIG EAST title.
2009 Outdoor: Had a successful season running the 1500 meters and came in sixth in her national semifinal heat of the event at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 12th in the 1500 meters at the NCAA East Regional despite a mid-race fall ... Finished third in the event at the BIG EAST Championships to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... Came in sixth with a then personal best time of 4:20.69 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.
2009 Indoor: Earned All-America honors with a ninth place finish in the Mile at the NCAA Championships ... On her way to the championships, placed second in the Mile with a time of 4:35.70 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, at the time a personal best ... Finished third in the Mile at the Penn State National ... Received All-BIG EAST honors for a second place finish in the 1000 meters in a then personal best time of 2:46.59 ... Ran a leg of the distance medley relay and helped lead Villanova to a first place finish at the Penn State National.
2008 Cross Country: Redshirted.
2008 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2008 Indoor: Competed in the Mile, 1000 meters and 3000 meters during the season ... Posted two personal bests in the 3000 meters, first with a time of 9:42.32 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where she finished ninth ... Also came in fourth at the BIG EAST Championships with an improved time of 9:29.87 ... Took fourth place in the Mile (4:46.44) at the Penn State National ... Came in second in the 1000 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup.
2007 Cross Country: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual after earning All-Mid Atlantic Region honors with a 12th place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Came in seventh place at the BIG EAST Championships to earn All-BIG EAST recognition ... Placed 18th at the Penn State National.
Personal: Born 8/2/89 ... One of five children of Tom and Ginny Reid ... Has three sisters and one brother ... English major.
800 Meters 2:06.38 2010 BIG EAST Championships 1000 Meters 2:43.70 2011 BIG EAST Championships 1500 Meters (Non-VU) 4:07.88 2012 New Jersey International Invitational 1500 Meters (Villanova) 4:10.73 2012 Prefontaine Classic Mile 4:35.30 2011 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix 3000 Meters 8:56.92 2011 NYRR II 5000 Meters 15:23.64 2012 Mt. SAC Relays 6000 Meters (XC) 19:34 2010 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
CAREER AWARDS (CROSS COUNTRY)
Individual National Champion 2010, 2011 Individual NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Champion 2009, 2010, 2011 Individual BIG EAST Champion 2009, 2010, 2011 Honda Award 2010 USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year 2010, 2011 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011 All-American 2009, 2010, 2011 All-Mid Atlantic Region 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 All-BIG EAST 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 BIG EAST Athlete of the Week September 28-October 4, 2009 BIG EAST Athlete of the Week October 11-17, 2010 BIG EAST Athlete of the Week October 10-16, 2011
CAREER AWARDS (INDOOR TRACK)
NCAA Champion Distance Medley Relay (2011) All-American Mile (2009) All-American 3000 Meters (2010, 2011) All-American Distance Medley Relay (2010, 2011) USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year 2011 BIG EAST Champion 1000 Meters (2010, 2011) BIG EAST Champion Mile (2010) BIG EAST Champion 4x800 Meter Relay (2010, 2011) BIG EAST Champion Distance Medley Relay (2011) All-BIG EAST 1000 Meters (2010, 2011) All-BIG EAST Mile (2009, 2010) All-BIG EAST 4x800 Mete Relay (2010, 2011) All-BIG EAST Distance Medley Relay (2011) Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet 2010 BIG EAST Championships BIG EAST Athlete of the Week January 25-31, 2010 BIG EAST Athlete of the Week January 10-16, 2011CAREER AWARDS (OUTDOOR TRACK)
NCAA Champion 1500 Meters (2011) NCAA Champion 5000 Meters (2011) All-American 1500 Meters (2010, 2011) All-American 5000 Meters (2011, 2012) Honda Award 2011 USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Year 2011 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year 2011 Penn Relays Champion Distance Medley Relay (2012) BIG EAST Champion 800 Meters (2010) BIG EAST Champion 1500 Meters (2011) BIG EAST Champion 5000 Meters (2011) All-BIG EAST 800 Meters (2010) All-BIG EAST 1500 Meters (2009, 2011) All-BIG EAST 5000 Meters (2011) All-BIG EAST 4x800 Meter Relay (2010) BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week April 11-17, 2011
CAREER AWARDS (ACADEMICS)
USTFCCCA National Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2010, 2011 (Cross Country) USTFCCCA National All-Academic Team 2010, 2011 (Cross Country) USTFCCCA National Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2011 (Track) USTFCCCA National All-Academic Team 2010, 2011, 2012 (Track) Capital One Academic All-America First Team 2011, 2012 (Cross Country/Track) Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team 2011, 2012 (Cross Country/Track) Philadelphia Inquirer Performer of the Year 2010, 2011 (Cross Country) Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team 2010, 2011 (Cross Country) Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team 2011, 2012 (Track) BIG EAST Sport Excellence Award Winner 2010-11, 2011-12 (Cross Country) BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete 2009-10 (Cross Country) BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Villanova Senior Student-Athlete of the Year 2011 NCAS Scholar Baller Academic Momentum Award 2011