OUR MISSIONBYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. The BYU women's volleyball 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.
A PLACE FOR WINNERSWith over 40 years of stellar volleyball history tradition providing the background, the 2010 BYU women’s volleyball team looks to challenge for the Mountain West Conference title in 2010 and return to the NCAA Tournament for the 25th time in Cougar history. BYU women's volleyball has had 22 All-Americans come through the program, earning 58 citations.
LEARNING AND 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 should inspire students to keep alive their curiosity and prepare them to continue learning throughout their lives.
SCHEDULE & OPPONENTSContinuing its tradition of competitive scheduling, BYU will play eight teams that qualified for the 2009 NCAA Tournament, including four teams that were ranked in the final CSTV/AVCA Top 25 Poll. “The goal is to win conference, one game at a time, and also to go as deep as we can into the National Tournament,” Goulding said. “We can absolutely do it. The future looks very bright.”
OUTSTANDING FACILITIESBYU women's volleyball is home to some of the nation’s top volleyball facilities. These include leading edge athletic training facilities, a team room and an academic center that provides all of the educational needs for the student-athlete to succeed academically. In 2009 the Smith Fieldhouse, which holds a capacity of 5,000, was selected as the host facility of the 2009 Men's NCAA National Championships.
FAN SUPPORTFew universities have a fan base as loyal, dedicated and die-hard as BYU. Cougar fans are some of the greatest fans on earth. Considered one of the toughest places for opponents to play in collegiate volleyball, the Smith Fieldhouse consistently ranks among the NCAA's best in attendance. With its affiliation with the LDS Church, BYU also has a strong national and international following.