OUR MISSIONBYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. The BYU women’s basketball team extends this mission by providing its student-athletes with an educational, spiritual and athletic experience to be outstanding ambassadors for the University, and the Church throughout their lives.
Learning & ServiceBy “entering to learn” and continuing to learn as they “go forth to serve,” BYU students strengthen not only themselves - they “also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.” BYU inspires students to keep alive their curiosity and prepare them to continue learning throughout their lives.
Outstanding FacilitiesBYU women’s basketball is home to some of the nation’s top women’s basketball facilities. These include a leading edge athletic training facilities, a team room, and an academic center that provides all of the educational needs for a student-athlete to succeed academically. The 22,700-seat Marriott Center was built in 1971 and ranks as the fourth-largest on-campus arena in the nation. The facility includes seven locker rooms, a President’s room, two reception rooms, a press and interview room, a team lounge, a weight room, a classroom, and a training room.
Schedule & OpponentsBYU is a national program with opportunities to play against other top schools in the country. The Cougar schedule consistently includes contests with top-30 programs. In recent years BYU has played Stanford, the University of Connecticut, USC, Washington, Texas and UCLA.
A Place for WinnersEntering the 2009-10 season, the women’s basketball program boasts nine All-Americans who have garnered 28 citations. Teams have won 10 regular season conference crowns and regularly advance to the title game of the league’s championships, having won two league tournament titles. In postseason play, Cougar teams have participated in 11 NCAA tournaments and seven WNIT championships. 19 former Cougar standouts make up the 1,000 Points Club with four joining the 2,000 Points Club. Numerous student-athletes have also received honors from the athletic department’s Cougar Club. The 2006-07 squad was honored as the Women’s Team of the Year while six other standouts have been inducted into the athletic department’s Hall of Fame. Numerous players have gone on to play professionally in the U.S. and abroad while many others are making their mark as successful coaches at both the high school and college level.