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 WinnersAs the automatic qualifier from the MWC to the 2010 postseason WNIT, the team had an impressive showing by advancing to the quarterfinal round (Elite Eight). After a 62-58 home victory over Pepperdine, BYU embarked on a six-day, three game schedule. They went to Tempe, Arizona where they defeated ASU, 61-53 led by 17 points from guard Jazmine Foreman. Haley Hall and Kristen Riley also contributed in double digits by scoring 14 and 13, respectively. That game marked the 28th contest where at least two players scored in double figures. Up next for the Cougars was a second trip to Laramie, to battle MWC foe Wyoming. In a very close, hard fought battle, BYU came up victorious, capturing a 67-63 win in front of over 7,100 Cowgirl fans. Coriann Wood led the Cougar effort in scoring with 18 points followed by 12 from Foreman with 11 points coming from guard Mindy Bonham. The BYU team continued its road trip, traveling to Berkeley, California, for a matchup against the Golden Bears. In that game two players scored in double figures marking the 30th game where at least two Cougars had double figure games. Alexis Kaufusi led the way with 14 points with Hall contributing 12, but it wasn’t enough as BYU’s run in the WNIT ended with a 50-76 loss to California, who went on to win the 2010 postseason tournament.