Academic Support for Athletics

Mission

Our mission in the Office of Academic Support for Athletics is to provide supplemental academic support for all varsity student-athletes at Villanova University in a manner that addresses their unique academic needs. 

Each student-athlete receives primary academic advising from the assigned faculty or academic advisor in his or her home college.

Academic progress will be monitored constantly to ensure that NCAA and University rules and regulations are met and progress is being made towards graduation. The Office of Academic Support for Athletics reports to the Office of the Provost and acts as a liaison between the campus community and the Department of Athletics.

Fall 2019 Academic Achievements

Our student-athletes had another outstanding semester in the classroom during fall 2019. Some of their accomplishments included:

  • 3.306 department GPA
  • 33rd straight semester with a semester GPA above a 3.0
  • 10th straight semester with a semester GPA above a 3.2
  • Women's Swimming & Diving earned the highest semester GPA with a 3.583 team GPA 
  • 78% of student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 382 student-athletes earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for earning a GPA of at least 3.2
  • 1 out of 3 student-athletes earned a 3.5 GPA
  • 19 student-athletes from 13 different teams earned a perfect 4.0 GPA

4.0 Student-Athletes

Luke Alexander, Golf
Kristin Barbour, Women's Soccer
Konrad Bayer, Men's Track & Field
Abbey Berloco, Women's Swimming & Diving
Samantha Bragen, Women's Track & Field
Casey Comber, Men's Cross Country, Track & Field
Shannon Drakeley, Field Hockey
Mary Gedaka, Women's Basketball
Micaela Grassi, Women's Swimming & Diving
Rayann Jaryszak, Women's Swimming & Diving
Sierra Land, Women's Rowing
Grace Lange, Women's Basketball
Adrianna Letros, Women's Track & Field
Amanda McNelis, Women's Track & Field
Mackenzie O'Reilly, Women's Rowing
Samantha Rosette, Women's Soccer
Victoria Sebastian, Softball
Kaysie Stuba, Water Polo
Jared Wolfe, Football

Student-Athlete of the Month Presented by Rothman Orthopaedics

The Office of Academic Support selects a Student-Athlete of the Month
at the end of each month throughout the academic year. To qualify, a student-athlete must be in-season, and must display exceptional excellence in the classroom and in their sport. Student-Athletes of the Month for 2019-20 are as follows:

  • September: Lydia Sydnor, Field Hockey
  • October: Emma Decker, Volleyball
  • November: Lydia Olivere, Women's Cross Country 
  • December: Maddy Siegrist, Women's Basketball 
  • January: Kelly Montesi, Women's Swimming & Diving 
  • February: Lexi DeNucci, Women's Tennis 

 

Spring 2020 Semester

Jan. 13 (M)

Classes Begin

Jan. 17 (F)

Last Day for requesting Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Jan. 19 (Su)

Last Day for dropping and/or adding classes

Jan. 20 (M)

Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)

Feb. 28 (F)

Mid-Term

Mar. 2 (M)

Semester Recess

Mar. 9 (M)

Classes Resume

Mar. 11 (W)

Grades Due (Noon)

Mar. 13 (F)

Registration Advising Begins

TBA

Registration Begins for F2020 semester

Apr. 3 (F)

Last Day for Authorized Withdrawal without Academic Penalty (WX)

Apr. 8 (W)

Easter Recess begins after last class

Apr. 14 (T)

Classes Resume

Apr. 30 (Th)

Final Day of Classes

May 1 (F)

Reading Day

May 2-8 (Sat-F)

Final Examinations (No exams on Sun., May 3)

May 11 (M)

Final Grades Due (12 Noon)

May 15-16 (Fri-Sat)

Commencement Weekend

July 10 (F) Last day for "N" grade conversion to final grade (Spring 2020 Semester). Grade change forms must be received by Registrar before 5:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, April 28 will be deemed a Friday class day and will follow a Friday schedule (UG Day only)

Wednesday, April 29 will be deemed a Monday class day and will follow a Monday schedule (UG Day only)

Luke Alexander, Golf
Kristin Barbour, Women's Soccer
Konrad Bayer, Men's Track & Field
Abbey Berloco, Women's Swimming & Diving 
Samantha Bragen, Women's Track & Field
Casey Comber, Men's Cross Country, Track & Field
Shannon Drakeley, Field Hockey
Mary Gedaka, Women's Basketball 
Micaela Grassi, Women's Swimming & Diving
Rayann Jaryszak, Women's Swimming & Diving
Sierra Land, Women's Rowing
Grace Lange, Women's Basketball 
Adrianna Letros, Women's Track & Field 
Amanda McNelis, Women's Track & Field 
Mackenzie O'Reilly, Women's Rowing 
Samantha Rosette, Women's Soccer
Victoria Sebastian, Softball
Kaysie Stuba, Water Polo
Jared Wolfe, Football

Contact Us

Villanova University
Academic Support for Athletics

Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center
Offices 161-164
Villanova, PA 19085
Email: oas@villanova.edu
Fax: 610.519.6884

Meet Our Staff