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.











2011-2012 season

BYU Team  Conference Finish         NCAA Finish                                                 
M-Basketball 3rd N/A
W-Basketball 2nd N/A
M-Volleyball 3rd 4th
W-Volleyball 3rd N/A
W-Soccer 4th N/A
Baseball 7th N/A
Football N/A 25th
Softball 2nd N/A
W-Cross Country 2nd 28th
M-Cross Country 1st 4th
Gymnastics N/A N/A
W-Track (indoor) 7th 11th
M-Track (indoor) 1st 3rd
W-Track (outdoor) N/A 21st
M-Track (outdoor) N/A 30th
M-Golf 3rd N/A
W-Golf 6th N/A
W-Swimming 1st N/A
M-Swimming 1st 35th
M-Tennis 4th 59th
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

2011-12 Highlights

  • Football finished with a 10-3 record, including a win in the Armed Forces Bowl.
  • Men's basketball finished with a 26-9 record, finishing third in the WCC Championships and advancing to the first round of the NCAA tournament.
  • Women's basketball finished second in the WCC with a 26-7 overall record, winning the WCC Championships and advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.
  • Men's and women's swimming and diving placed first at the MPSF Championships in their first season in the league.
  • Softball won the WAC tournament and advanced to regionals in the NCAA tournament.
  • Miles Batty received the NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate scholarship.
  • BYU totaled 38 All-America citations and 192 all-conference citations.