Cougars fall short against Utes in offseason competition

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s volleyball fell 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 12-15) in an exhibition match to Utah Friday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.

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Poulson's pitching leads Cougars to 10-1 win against Pacific

Desmond Poulson got his fourth win of the season, striking out seven Tigers in eight innings of a 10-1 victory. (Photo by BYU Photo/Todd Wakefield)

PROVO, Utah—Pitcher Desmond Poulson held Pacific hitless until the seventh inning, leading BYU baseball to a 10-1 victory against the Tigers at Larry H. Miller Field Thursday.

Women's volleyball receives Y Awards

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

The women’s team was honored with two awards, Walk-on of the Year (Tia Withers Welling) and Female Crowd Pleaser (Tambre Haddock).

Cougars celebrate with Y Awards

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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

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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.