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Rebecca Del Rossi
Rebecca  Del Rossi

Hometown:
Canton, N.Y.

High School:
Hugh C. Williams

Birthdate:
11/08/1995

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

09/15/2017

Women's Cross Country -- Main Line Invitational

Villanova opened the 2017 season by winning the Main Line Invitational on September 15, 2017.

09/19/2016

Women's Cross Country at Main Line Invitational

Villanova opened the 2016 season by competing in the Main Line Invitational on September 16 at Haverford.

On Del Rossi: Fierce competitor who has made great strides during the course of her career ... Has developed into a consistent BIG EAST scorer in the 800 meters while also helping the team in the relays ... Hard worker whose persistence has her poised to continue her success during the 2017-18 season.

2017 Cross Country: Competed in two races during the season ... Came in 26th at the season-opening Main Line Invitational with a time of 18:55.2 over three miles ... Ran at the Paul Short Run, where her time of 21:36.9 was a personal best on a 6,000 meter course.

2017 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships, and also scored individually in the 800 meters ... Ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay with a split of 2:18.55 and Villanova finished second with a time of 9:04.72 ... Tallied a sixth place finish in the final of the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.91 ... Moved up one spot from the preliminary heats, when she ranked seventh with a time of 2:12.91 ... The sixth place finish matched her highest in an individual event at the conference meet ... Top time of the season in the 800 meters was 2:11.44 in a sixth place finish at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... Posted times of 2:12.74 at the Colonial Relays, 2:13.28 in the elite section at the Larry Ellis Invitational and 2:16.13 in a fifth place finish at the Lions Invitational ... Opened the outdoor season at the Penn Challenge, where she placed 10th in both the 400 meters (1:01.29) and the 1500 meters (4:37.27) ... Led off the distance medley relay at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova finish fourth in the race with a time of 11:46.25.

2016-17 Indoor: Led off the Wildcats conference champion 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Helped Villanova win the relay with a time of 8:42.67 ... Also ran in the preliminary heats of the individual 800 meters and finished ninth overall with a time of 2:15.54 ... Ran the Mile in a collegiate race for the first time in her career at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where she was the runner-up with a time of 5:10.42 ... Registered a time of 2:58.86 in the 1000 meters and ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay which finished seventh in 4:00.58 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Came in sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.45 at the Gotham Cup ... Tallied a season-best time of 2:13.59 in the 800 meters and ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay which finished in 3:59.29 at the Villanova Invitational ... Came in fourth in the 600 meters with a time of 1:35.73 at the FastTrack National Invitational.

2016 Cross Country: Competed twice during the season, with both of her races coming on the three mile Alumni Course at Haverford ... Registered a personal best time of 18:00.4 on the course at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, where she finished in 20th place ... Came in 11th at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 18:53.4.

2016 Outdoor: Came on strong during the season and established personal best times in the 400 meters, the 800 meters and the 1500 meters ... Her personal best time of 2:09.00 in the elite section of the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational was the start to a successful final month of the season ... Ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays and had a split of 2:12.34 to help Villanova finish third in the relay with a time of 11:21.77 ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800 meter relay, running the third leg of the race at the BIG EAST Championships where the Wildcats came in third with a time of 8:56.05 ... Ran in the preliminary heats of the 800 meters at the BIG EAST meet and finished 10th with a time of 2:13.27 ... Came in fourth in the 800 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (2:12.80) and was sixth in the championship section at the Colonial Relays (2:12.29) ... Led off the DMR at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova tally a runner-up finish with a time of 11:52.12 ... Recorded personal best times of 1:00.88 in the 400 meters and 4:36.24 in the 1500 meters at the season-opening Penn Challenge.

2016 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the Wildcats lineup in the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... Led off the relay and Villanova finished in third place with a time of 9:03.36 ... Also scored team points individually at the conference meet with a sixth place finish in the 800 meters ... Registered a personal best time of 2:11.62 and was ranked seventh after the preliminary heats, then moved up one spot with a time of 2:12.97 in the final ... Registered a personal best time of 2:57.65 in the 1000 meters in her first race of the season at the Villanova Open, where she recorded a fifth place finish ... Came in 10th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.99 at the Great Dane Classic ... Runner-up in the college section of the 800 meters (2:14.97) at the FastTrack National Invite ... Ran the 800 meters at the Penn State National and finished in ninth place (2:15.22) ... Also anchored the 4x400 meter relay to an 11th place finish with a time of 3:56.64 at the Penn State meet.

2015 Cross Country: Ran at both the season-opening Big Five Invitational and the Main Line Invitational ... Registered a time of 15:24.9 and placed 29th at the Big Five meet ... Placed 35th with a time of 18:32 at the Main Line Invitational.

2015 Outdoor: Competed three times in the 800 meters and once in the 1500 meters during the season ... Began the outdoor campaign by finishing fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.87 at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Her best mark of the season was 2:14.59 at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Also clocked a time of 2:18.74 at the Colonial Relays ... Finished fourth in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:43.55 at the Delaware Open.

2014-15 Indoor: Finished fifth in her heat and 10th overall with a time of 2:16.11 in the preliminaries of the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Established a personal best time of 2:13.73 in the 800 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, and was sixth in the event at the Metro Team Challenge (2:15.36) ... Won the 1000 meters at the Penn State National with a personal best time of 2:58.41 ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a fourth place finish in the 1000 meters (3:02.99) ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Jack Pyrah meet, with the Wildcats placing fifth in the relay with a time of 4:10.83 ... Led off the 4x400 relay at the Penn State meet, where Villanova came in eighth with a time of 3:53.40.

2014 Cross Country: Made her collegiate debut at the Main Line Invitational and registered a 22nd place overall finish ... Placed 184th overall and was fourth in the Wildcats lineup at the Paul Short Run, where she recorded a season-best 6,000 meters time of 22:21 ... Came in 38th in the Open race at the Princeton Invitational.

Hugh C. Williams High School: Earned four varsity letters in track & field and three in cross country ... Was a member of the 4xMile relay squad that won a national championship ... Was a New York State Division 2 4x800 meter relay champion ... Member of the second place federation relay team ... Section track MVP for the indoor season ... 2014 section and school record holder in the 1000 meters ... Was a NAC First and Second Team All-Northern award winner in multiple events from 2010-14 ... 2011-14 Academic All-Northern Award honoree ... Also played soccer her freshman year ... Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner, High Honor Roll honoree and AP Scholar.

Personal: Born 11/8/95 in Laramie, Wyo. ... Parents are Dennis and Alison Del Rossi ... Has a twin sister, Gemma, who runs cross country and track & field at the University of Vermont ... Both her mother and father were members of the track & field team at the University of Delaware ... Political Science major.

PERSONAL BESTS (TRACK)

400 Meters                       1:00.88               2016 Penn Challenge
600 Meters 1:35.73 2017 FastTrack National Invitational
800 Meters 2:09.00 2016 Larry Ellis Invitational 1000 Meters 2:57.65 2016 Villanova Open
1500 Meters 4:36.24 2016 Penn Challenge
Mile 5:10.42 2016 Jack Pyrah Invitational

PERSONAL BESTS (CROSS COUNTRY)

4000 Meters                      15:24.9               2015 Big Five Invitational
3 Miles 18:00.4 2016 Main Line Invitational
6000 Meters 21:36.9 2017 Paul Short Run

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor)

BIG EAST Champion                                      2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2016, 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)

All-BIG EAST                                           2016, 2017 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                             2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

4x800 Meter Relay                1st                   2017 Indoor
4x800 Meter Relay 2nd 2017 Outdoor
4x800 Meter Relay 3rd 2016 Indoor, 2016 Outdoor
800 Meters 6th 2016 Indoor, 2017 Outdoor

Schedule