In "his" first trip to the UCA College Nationals competiton, Villanova's Wil D. Cat mascot placed second in the "Open" Division. He came in behind Delaware's YoUDee. The complete order of finish was:
- University of Delaware - YoUDee
- Villanova University - Wil D. Cat
- Tennessee Tech University - Awesome Eagle
- Arkansas State University - Howl
- University of South Alabama - SouthPaw
Each Mascot performed a routine for the judges who then rated them and produced the above list.