Villanova cross-country runner Sheila Reid is the recipient of the 2011 Honda Sports Award, designating her as the nation's top collegiate female athlete in her sport. The award is given annually to the top female athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports, decided by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools.
Reid was the leader of a Villanova team that went undefeated and won its second straight NCAA Championship. She won her first NCAA national cross-country crown by a 2-second margin, the closest finish in women's Division 1 history. She also is a three-time Big East Academic All-Star with a 3.261 GPA, majoring in English.