Women's volleyball prepares for Penn State in championship match

Women's Volleyball Blog | Dec 19, 2014 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 6:08 pm | Permalink

Yesterday, BYU women's volleyball practiced for its match against No. 2 Texas before winning a four-set thriller to advance to the championship match. The team signed autographs for fans after the match to end the day. Today, Jennifer Hamson and Alexa Gray started the day by attending the AVCA All-American brunch. The other Cougars worked on finishing finals before everyone headed out to the arena for another 90 minute practice.

Prematch press conference vs. Penn State

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

THE MODERATOR:  We're joined by coach Shawn Olmstead and student-athletes Jennifer Hamson, Alexa Gray and Ciara Parker.

Eventful Thursday for the Cougars in Miami Beach

Football Blog | Dec 18, 2014 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 9:26 pm | Updated: December 18, 2014 10:30 pm | Permalink

Thursday proved an eventful day in Miami Beach for the Cougars. From meetings to practice, to a little free time to the official Miami Beach Bowl welcome bash, to cheering on the BYU women's volleyball team to victory—it was a great day to be a Cougar!

National semifinals postmatch notes and quotes

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THE MODERATOR:  We're joined by BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead and his studentathletes.  Coach, congratulations and your thoughts about this evening's match.

Hamson, Gray lead Cougars over Longhorns to advance to NCAA finals

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Jennifer Hamson and Alexa Gray combined for 41 kills to lead the No. 12 BYU women’s volleyball team over No. 2-seed Texas in a four-set thriller (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24) to advance to the NCAA tournament national finals on Thursday night.

Koroma earns Freshman All-America honors, 10 Cougars receive Phil Steele All-Independent recognition

PROVO, Utah—BYU center Tejan Koroma received his fourth Freshman All-America award of the season is one of 10 Cougars named to the 2014 Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent Team released Thursday.

Koroma, who has also been selected to ESPN, Sporting News and 247 Sports all-freshman teams, was also named FBS Independent Freshman of the Year earlier today by a nationwide media panel.

Olmstead named AVCA Coach of the Year

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I National Coach of the Year, the association announced Thursday. 

Fua in quiet pursuit

Alani Fua is one of 21 married players for BYU. His brother plays for the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by BYU Photo)

This story was originially published in the BYU-Virginia game program on September 20, 2014

Right up until the moment a cougar leaps out to ambush its prey, the prey hears nothing. Despite savage tools that make the cougar a lethal hunter, he spends most of his time in quiet pursuit – waiting for the right time to be aggressive and loud.

Outside linebacker Alani Fua epitomizes BYU’s mascot.

BYU football honored in FBS All-Independent Awards

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PROVO, Utah – BYU football collected 10 FBS All-Independent awards and eight honorable mention citations Thursday.

Cougars to host Stanford Saturday in the Marriott Center

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Game Notes: BYU vs. Stanford

After a week off for final exams, BYU basketball will return to action when the Cougars host Stanford Saturday at 9 p.m. MST in the Marriott Center. The game will be televised live on ESPNU and broadcast live on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.