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Cougars celebrate with Y Awards

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s basketball celebrated the 2013-14 season at the 11th annual Y Awards ceremony Wednesday night at the Marriott Center. 

The women’s team was honored with three of the most prestigious awards of the night, including Coach of the Year, Women’s Team of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year (Jennifer Hamson). Lexi Eaton also picked up the Comeback Player of the Year award.

Below is a list of the awards won:

BYU Athletics hosts annual Y Awards

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah—BYU Athletics celebrated athletic and academic success at the 2014 Y Awards ceremony Wednesday night at the Marriott Center.

In a night of firsts, BYU Athletics welcomed Cougar Nation to the event and broadcasted the show live on BYUtv. In the previous 10 years of the event, only Cougar Club and athletics department members attended the show, which was taped and rebroadcast at a later date.

Cougars claw out extra-inning victory over Aggies, 5-4

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PROVO, Utah — Lauren Bell scored on Sydney Broderick’s walk-off bunt single as BYU softball defeated Utah State 5-4 in extra innings Wednesday at Gail Miller Field.

“It’s nice to win,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “It was really cold and sometimes it’s hard to play quality ball in that type of weather, but we fought and came back and won so I’m proud of them.”

Hamson garners All-America citation

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PROVO, Utah—BYU senior center Jennifer Hamson has been named AP All-America Honorable Mention.

The award is Hamson’s first while competing on the women’s basketball team. She has received three All-America citations in women’s volleyball.

In her senior season, the 6-foot-7 center, was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, making it the first time in league history that the top two awards went to the same student-athlete.

Timely hits lead to UVU's second-ever win in Provo

Dillon Robinson's solo homer was his first of the season in the Cougars' 8-3 loss to UVU. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – Timely hitting by Utah Valley University led to its second-ever win in Provo, 8-3, against BYU baseball Tuesday night at Larry H. Miller Field.

“To me it was a disappointing day and a disappointing season thus far,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “I just told them (the team) the one thing we can do is play hard, play 100 percent. We may be short on talent this year, but we can play hard.”

No. 2 BYU faces No. 10 Hawai'i on the road

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PROVO, Utah—With the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament already in hand, No. 2 BYU flies to Hawai’i to take on the No. 10 Warriors Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. HST.

The Cougars (18-4, 18-2 MPSF) haven’t faced Hawai’i (13-8, 11-9 MPSF) since the quarterfinals of the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. BYU narrowly defeated the Warriors 3-2 at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Sander named national player of the week

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PROVO, Utah—After earning conference player of the week honors, BYU senior outside hitter Taylor Sander was named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Player of the Week for helping the No. 2 Cougars clinch the top seed of the league tournament.

The award is Sander’s third national player of the week honor of his career and the 24th for BYU (18-4, 18-2 MPSF).

April Baseball Blog

Baseball Blog | Apr 01, 2014 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 12:06 pm | Updated: April 7, 2014 11:56 am | Permalink

PRO BASEBALL ASSIGNMENTS:  Adam Law has been assigned to the High A league at Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  (Quakes). The Midwest League has several former Cougars: Adam Miller has been assigned in South Bend, Ind. (Silver Hawks), Jaycob Brugman has also been assigned to Beloit, Wisc.

Sander wins his second MPSF weekly award of the season

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PROVO, Utah—BYU senior outside hitter Taylor Sander earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week honors for helping the Cougars clinch the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.

Cougars conduct 13th spring practice

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PROVO, Utah -  The BYU football team conducted its 13th spring practice, this time indoors, following the spring scrimmage that was held on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.