Feb. 14, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Senior Bogdana Mimic (Pancevo, Serbia) of the women's cross country and track & field team has been named Villanova's female institutional award winner of an American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Scholarship, which includes a $2,000 grant towards her graduate studies. The BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee today announced the 15 female institutional award winners of the scholarship in addition to naming the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Counting both cross country and track & field Mimic is a career six-time All-American, four-time BIG EAST champion and 10-time All-BIG EAST performer. Those accolades include three consecutive All-America honors in cross country (2009-11) as well as being a part of consecutive BIG EAST champions indoors in the distance medley relay (2010, 2011). Mimic has also been a two-time individual All-American outdoors in the 5000 meters (2011, 2012).
During the 2011-12 academic year Mimic set personal bests in cross country on a 6,000 meter course and in the 5000 meters during the outdoor track & field season. Her personal best cross country time of 19:45.7 came at the NCAA Championships, where she came in sixth individually to help Villanova to a third place team finish and a spot on the awards podium. Mimic ran a time of 15:44.15 in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays and went on to earn All-BIG EAST and All-America honors in the event.
Away from competition Mimic is a Chemical Engineering major and has been named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team on two occasions. In order to be eligible for one of the institutional scholarships a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of senior standing at their school while maintaining a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 as well as demonstrating outstanding athletic performance.
Providence cross country and track & field standout Sam Roecker was named the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Including Roecker, a total of six of the 15 institutional award winners announced today were either cross country or track & field athletes.
The American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is one of a number of scholarships presented by the BIG EAST Conference and American Eagle Outfitters during the 2012-13 academic year. Thirty student-athletes (one male and one female from each of the BIG EAST's 15 member institutions) will be named as the winners of the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The conference also names male and female American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Basketball Scholar-Athletes of the Year and an American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Awards
Cincinnati - Mackenzie Fields (Track & Field) - Secondary Education & Mathematics
Connecticut - Danielle Dakin (Soccer) - Exercise Science
DePaul - Katherine Harry (Basketball) - Journalism and Public Relations/Marketing
Georgetown - Lindsay Wise (Volleyball) - Biochemistry
Louisville - Angelika Uremovich (Soccer) - Sport Administration
Marquette - Danielle Carlson (Volleyball) - Psychology & Theology
Notre Dame - Kim Holden (Swimming & Diving) - Psychology
Pittsburgh - Jonnique Lawrence (Track & Field) - Psychology
Providence - Sam Roecker (Cross Country/Track & Field) - Biology/Health Policy Management
Rutgers - Shannon Woeller (Soccer) - Exercise Science & Sport Studies
St. John's - Rikka Lovely (Track & Field) - Communicative Arts
Seton Hall - Brittany Hammer (Softball) - Business Administration - Marketing
USF - Stephanie Medina (Softball) - Criminology
Syracuse - Lauren Penney (Indoor Track & Field) - Secondary Social Studies Education
Villanova - Bogdana Mimic (Cross Country) - Chemical Engineering
American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year
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