Riley Nelson receives fourth FBS Independent Player of the Week honor

Riley Nelson set career highs at Hawaii in completing 25 of 37 passes for 363 yards, while his three touchdown passes tied a career best. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION INDEPENDENT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK NAMED
 
BYU quarterback Riley Nelson, Navy linebacker Matt Warrick and Navy placekicker Jon Teague have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games from Nov. 26 through Dec.

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Fernandes gains sixth year of eligibility

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PROVO, Utah – Senior forward Niki Fernandes was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Wednesday. She is now eligible to play this fall with the BYU women's soccer team.

"Last year was my last year," Fernandes said. "This year is going to be my best, last year."

Four named to Polynesian College Football Award watch list

PROVO, Utah—The inaugural Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List included four BYU players, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.

Linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi, and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu were named to the 17-player watch list.

EIghty-three student-athletes garner WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll citations

SAN BRUNO, CA --- With the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, the West Coast Conference announced the 13th annual WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes that have balanced athletic success with academic excellence.

For the third consecutive year, over 1,000 WCC student-athletes garnered honors on the Commissioner's Honor Roll for possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. With the addition of the University of the Pacific, more than 1,200 student-athletes qualified for recognition establishing a new conference record. 

Ten women garner WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll citations

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PROVO, Utah— Ten BYU women’s basketball players were named to the West Coast Conference Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic season.

Ashley Garfield led the way with the team’s highest GPA at 3.97 earning Gold Honors  (4.00-3.75). She is majoring in school health education.

Former Cougars help USA win gold

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FLORENCE, Italy— Former BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander led the U. S. Men’s National Team to a 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) victory against top-ranked Brazil Sunday, earning the U. S.’s second World League title.

Former Cougar Russell Holmes was also a member of the gold-medal team, and former Cougar Mike Wall was an assistant coach.

Sander collected 24 points during the match, including 22 kills, earning him Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker honors.

Swimming & Diving releases 2014-2015 schedule

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PROVO, Utah – BYU swim & dive head coach John Brooks released the 2014-2015 schedule Monday.

“We have a pretty balanced schedule this year,” Brooks said.  “We have several key meets we are hoping to compete well at, the Texas Invite and Conference Championships. The divers will go to the Arizona invite and it is a big meet for them as well.”

Swimming & Diving releases 2014-2015 schedule

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PROVO, Utah – BYU swim & dive head coach John Brooks released the 2014-2015 schedule Monday.

“We have a pretty balanced schedule this year,” Brooks said.  “We have several key meets we are hoping to compete well at, the Texas invite and Conference Championships. The divers will go to the Arizona invite and it is a big meet for them as well.”

Tryouts September 16 for BYU baseball

Tryouts for BYU baseball will be Tuesday, September 16th.  There will be a mandatory meeting for all those interested in trying out Monday, September 15th at 1 p.m. in the team room at Miller Park.

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