Stephanie Schappert Earns BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award
Senior middle distance runner Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was honored by the BIG EAST as an Insitutional Scholar-Athlete of the Year in an announcement made by the conference office last week. Each member institution in the BIG EAST has one male and one female student-athlete recognized with this award, which comes with a $2,000 scholarship which can be applied to postgraduate or professional studies. The award recipients are chosen by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee.
Stephanie Schappert Named to Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Team
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team on Tuesday afternoon, an honor that encompasses both academic and athletic accomplishments and is voted on by the sports information directors at 29 area institutions.
Stephanie Schappert Wins Individual Title at ECAC Championship
In the final cross country race of her career, senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) won the individual title at the ECAC Championship and led Villanova to a runner-up team finish at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday morning. Schappert was one of six runners who competed for the Wildcats, who placed two runners in the top five overall in their season finale.
Women's Cross Country to Run at ECAC Championship on Saturday Morning
This weekend in New York the women's cross country team will conclude the 2014 season by competing at the ECAC Championship on Saturday morning. Villanova is entered in the Championship section of the meet and will race at 10:15 a.m. at Van Cortlandt Park. This is the first meet at the familiar venue for the Wildcats since the 2012 BIG EAST Championships.
Schappert and Cleirigh Buttner Pace Wildcats at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) and freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) led Villanova at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday afternoon. The pair each finished in the top 20 overall as the Wildcats registered a fourth place team score at the regional meet.
Wildcats Head to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday Afternoon
The women's cross country team has its sights set on the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, which takes place on the Blue and White Golf Courses at Penn State on Friday afternoon. The women's 6,000 meter race gets underway at 12 p.m., with the top two teams in the regional meet earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships next week.
Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at BIG EAST Championships
Freshman Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) earned All-BIG EAST honors with a team-best 12th place finish and Villanova finished in fourth place as a team in the BIG EAST Championships at Northview Church on Friday morning. The five scoring runners for the Wildcats all finished in the top 30 individually and the team had a final score of 95 points.
Women's Cross Country Ready For Next Chapter at BIG EAST Championships
The championship portion of the cross country schedule begins this week when Villanova competes at the BIG EAST Championships on Friday morning. The conference meet is being held at Northview Church in Carmel, Ind. and fans can watch all of the action on the BIG EAST Digital Network live broadcast. The women's race begins at 11:00 a.m.