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Winning Tradition

BYU's 21 athletic teams consistently rank among the best in the nation. The past 10 years have brought numerous successes in Cougar athletics. BYU teams have finished their respective seasons ranked in the nation's top 25 on 102 occasions and in the nation's top 10 on 43 different occasions. During that span, BYU has averaged 10 top-25 finishes and 3.4 top-10 finishes per year. BYU has also produced six national champions in the last 11 seasons. In BYU's first season in the WCC and MPSF (swimming and track & field), BYU won four conference titles. During their time in the Mountain West Conference, the Cougars won 128 out of 316 conference championships. That is 40 percent of all championships, by far the most of any school in the Mountain West. In 2000-01, BYU won all but three conference championships (16 of 19). BYU also dominated the Western Athletic Conference from 1962-1999, winning more championships than any other WAC school. In fact, during the last three decades in the WAC, the Cougars won 60 percent of the WAC Championships.











2015-2016 season

BYU Team  Conference Finish         NCAA Finish                                                 
M-Basketball 3rd N/A
W-Basketball 1st 33rd
M-Volleyball 1st 2nd
W-Volleyball 1st 9th
W-Soccer 1st 17th
Baseball t-1st N/A
Football N/A 51st
Softball 1st 33rd
W-Cross Country 2nd 23rd
M-Cross Country 1st 12th
Gymnastics 4th 31st
W-Track (indoor) 7th 42nd
M-Track (indoor) 4th 22nd
W-Track (outdoor) N/A 42nd
M-Track (outdoor) N/A 36th
M-Golf 6th N/A
W-Golf 1st 24th
W-Swimming 4th N/A
M-Swimming 1st 21st
M-Tennis 2nd N/A
W-Tennis 6th N/A


 Year Sport
2012 Nachelle Mackie, 800m outdoor
2012 Nachelle Mackie, 800m indoor
2011 Miles Batty, indoor mile
2011 Men's distance medley relay team
2004 Men's Volleyball
2002 Women's Cross Country
2001 Women's Cross Country
2001 Men's Volleyball
1999 Women's Cross Country
1999 Men's Volleyball
1997 Women's Cross Country
1984 Football
1981 Men's Golf
1970 Men's Track and Field


 Year Place
1996-97 16th
1997-98 18th
1998-99 12th
1999-00 18th
2000-01 17th
2001-02 23rd
2002-03 45th
2003-04 29th
2004-05 27th
2005-06 31st
2006-07 26th
2007-08 41st
2008-09 47th
2009-10 36th
2010-11 37th
2011-12 43rd
2012-13 43rd
2013-14 42nd
2014-15 48th
2015-16 30th

2015-16 Highlights

  • Football finished with a 9-4 record, including a win over No. 20 Boise State.
  • Men's basketball finished with a 26-11 record, finishing third in the WCC and advancing to the semifinals of the NIT.
  • Women's basketball finished first in the WCC with a 26-7 overall record while participating in the NCAA tournament.
  • Men's volleyball finished with a 27-4 overall record, including a first-place conference and championship finish, while advancing to the national championship match of the NCAA tournament.
  • Women's volleyball finished with a 28-4 record, advancing to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the fourth-consecutive season.
  • Men's swimming and diving placed first at the MPSF Championships in their fifth season in the league.
  • Softball won the WCC regular season and advanced to regionals in the NCAA tournament.
  • Soccer won the WCC regular season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Baseball ended the season in a three-way tie for first place in the WCC with a 37-17 overall record.
  • Women's golf finished the season first-place in the WCC, ending the year with a 24th overall finish.