Casey Comber has established himself as one of the top distance runners in the country ... In the final year of his collegiate eligibility and is a four-time All-American, a nine-time BIG EAST champion and a 13-time All-BIG EAST performer ... One of 41 runners from Villanova all-time to run a sub-four minute mile or the metric equivalent ... Ranks eighth in school history in the Mile after running his first career sub-four mile (3:57.80) in Boston in February 2019 ... Comes off a 2018-19 campaign in which he was a cross country All-American and a first team All-American both indoors in the Mile and outdoors in the 1500 meters ... His runner-up finish in the Mile at the indoor NCAA Championships was the best by a Wildcats runner in 40 years ... As a sophomore during the 2018 outdoor season became the first Villanova men's runner since 1982 to anchor two winning Championship of America relays in the same year at the Penn Relays (distance medley relay, 4xMile relay) ... Career honors include being the Mid-Atlantic Region Athlete of the Year (2018) in cross country and the Outstanding Track Performer at the indoor BIG EAST Championships (2019) ... A national contender in any event he competes in ... Graduated from Villanova in the spring of 2019 and is currently enrolled in graduate school pursuing a Master's degree in Business Analytics ... Four-time selection to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and a six-time member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in all six semesters since this honor was created ... Has one year of remaining eligibility in all three seasons in 2019-20.
The Challenges and Benefits that Come Along with Being a High Performing Student Athlete
Current student athletes, including several National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy finalists, will discuss their life-changing experiences as high performing student athletes.