Veronica Scott
Veronica  Scott

Hometown:
Plymouth, N.H.

High School:
St. George's School

Last College:
Phillips Exeter Academy

Event:
Sprints/Throws

Birthdate:
04/22/1994

Experience:
So./So.


On Scott: Two-time All-BIG EAST performer, including once each in the 400 meter hurdles and the javelin ... Has emerged as a key performer in the sprints for Villanova, with her top events being the 400 meter hurdles outdoors and the 500 meters indoors ... Terrific athlete with a bright future looking ahead to the second half of her collegiate career ... In addition to the sprints is part of the team's deep throwing group in the javelin.

2015 Outdoor: Scored team points and established new personal best marks in both the 400 meter hurdles and the javelin at the BIG EAST Championships ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 400 meter hurdles and posted a personal best time of 1:01.35 to finish as the runner-up in the final ... Was also second overall after the preliminary heats, when she crossed the finish line in 1:03.50 ... Finished fourth in the javelin with a personal best throw of 37.26 meters ... Second straight year that she scored in both the 400 meter hurdles and the javelin at the conference meet ... Went on to compete at the ECAC Championship and came in 25th in the preliminary heats of the hurdles with a time of 1:02.91 ... Recorded a time of 1:03.56 in the Championship section of the hurdles at the Penn Relays ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.70) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Also came in eighth at both the Colonial Relays (1:02.96) and the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1:03.53) ... Ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and helped her relay squad finish sixth with a time of 3:55.47.

2014-15 Indoor: Scored team points in the 500 meters and the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships to help Villanova win its second straight team title at the conference meet ... Finished sixth in the 500 meters and set a new personal best time in the event during the BIG EAST meet ... Came in second in her preliminary heat of the 500 meters with a personal best time of 1:15.60 ... Placed sixth in the final with a time of 1:16.48 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay and the Wildcats finished seventh with a time of 3:55.66 ... Had a split of 59.17 for her leg of the relay ... Prior to the conference meet, ran three races in the 500 meters ... Came in third at the Penn State National, where her time of 1:16.82 was a personal best before she ran faster at the BIG EAST meet ... Also recorded 500 meters times of 1:16.87 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and 1:18.43 at the Gotham Cup ... Ran the 400 meters at the Metro Team Challenge and recorded a time of 59.83 ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and finished fifth in the 1000 meters with a time of 3:06.58 ... Also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay in a second place finish (3:59.40) at the Jack Pyrah meet ... Anchored the 4x400 meter relay to a 10th place finish and a time of 3:50.40 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships in both the 400 meter hurdles and the javelin ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the javelin with a third place finish and was part of a 1-2-3-4-6 finish for Villanova in the event ... Registered a throw of 36.60 meters in the javelin ... Established a new personal best time in the 400 meter hurdles with a mark of 1:04.23 in the preliminary heats at the conference meet ... Finished third in her heat and fifth overall in the preliminaries to advance to the final ... Came in seventh in the final with a time of 1:07.22 ... Prior to the BIG EAST meet had run four faces in the 400 meter hurdles ... Runner-up in the event at the Delaware Open, where her time of 1:04.26 was a previous personal best ... Also came in second at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (1:04.79) and placed 13th at both the Colonial Relays (1:04.59) and the Larry Ellis Invitational (1:05.23) ... Ran the third leg of the sprint medley relay (400 meters) at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova finish second in the relay with a time of 4:03.14.

2013-14 Indoor: Raced seven times in the 500 meters and also was a part of the Wildcats 4x400 meter relay ... Posted a personal best time of 1:17.10 in the preliminaries of the 500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Stood in ninth place overall after the preliminary heats at the conference meet and was also ninth in the final with a time of 1:19.63 ... Made her collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and registered a runner-up finish in the 500 meters (1:18.95) while also running the third leg of the 4x400 relay which finished third with a time of 4:06.68 ... Came in sixth in the 500 meters at the Great Dane Classic (1:18.49) and placed 15th in the Unseeded section at the Penn State National (1:18.68) ... At the Gotham Cup finished 12th in the 500 meters (1:18.31) and anchored the 4x400 relay to a fifth place finish in 3:59.28 ... Competed in the College sections of the 500 meters and the 4x400 relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, finishing 26th in the 500 meters (1:17.67) and anchoring the Wildcats to a 16th place finish in the relay (3:52.31).

Phillips Exeter Academy: Member of the varsity track & field team as well as the varsity field hockey squad ... School record holder in the 400 meters and a member of the school hall of fame in six events (200 meters, 300 meter hurdles, 400 meters, 600 meters, 800 meters and javelin) ... Team won the NEPSTA Division I championship in 2013 ... As a field hockey player was named to the Harrow Sports All-Northern New England Team ... Named a 2012 Gladiator by SGI ... Selected for the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad.

St. George's School: Played four years of varsity field hockey, three years of varsity basketball and was a two-year member of the varsity track & field team ... Two-year team captain in field hockey and was a one-year captain in basketball ... In track & field was an All-New England and all-county performer in the 400 meters her junior and senior year, as well as in the 4x400 meter relay as a junior ... During her junior and senior years the team was the NEPSTA Division III champions as well as the Newport County champions ... Recipient of the Coaches' Cup as a senior ... Earned All-ISL honorable mention honors as a junior ... School record holder and NEPSTA Division III meet record holder in the 4x400 meter relay ... In field hockey received All-America honors as a senior ... Two-time first team All-ISL selection after previously being an honorable mention all-league pick ... Named the team MVP as a senior ... Named to the Providence Journal All-State Independent Stars' team as a junior and a senior ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically as a sophomore and a junior, and was named to the Headmaster's List as a senior ... Graduated with distinction ... Member of the National Chinese Honor Society.

Personal: Born 4/22/94 ... One of seven children of Ward and Patrice Scott ... Siblings are Rebecca, Carl-Werner, Millicent, Helena, Alexander and Ward ... Graduated from St. George's School and completed a year of post-graduate work at Exeter Academy ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and has yet to declare a major.

PERSONAL BESTS

100 Meter Hurdles             17.1                High School
200 Meters                    26.5                High School
400 Meters                    57.94               High School
400 Meter Hurdles             1:01.35             2015 BIG EAST Championships
500 Meters                    1:15.60             2015 BIG EAST Championships
800 Meters                    2:18.89             High School
1000 Meters                   3:06.58             2014 Jack Pyrah Invitational
Shot Put                      9.82 Meters         High School
Javelin                       37.26 Meters        2015 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                      2015 (400 Meter Hurdles)
All-BIG EAST 2014 (Javelin)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                        2013-14

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

400 Meter Hurdles             2nd                 2015 Outdoor
Javelin 3rd 2014 Outdoor
Javelin 4th 2015 Outdoor
500 Meters 6th 2015 Indoor 400 Meter Hurdles 7th 2014 Outdoor
4x400 Meter Relay 7th 2015 Indoor

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