2014-15 BYU sports year in review

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Walker and 4x400 team fifth, Flint 10th at NCAA Championships

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

EUGENE, Oregon – Shaquille Walker took fifth in the 800 meters and Steve Flint placed 10th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday night.

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Bravo to play for Team Mexico

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PROVO, Utah – For the second year in a row, BYU center fielder Gordy Bravo will represent Mexico by playing with the national women's fastpitch softball team this summer in a series of international competitions beginning with the World Cup of Softball X, June 29-July 5, in Irvine, California.

"Playing for Team Mexico is all for the love of the game and the love for your country,” Bravo said. “I'm truly proud and hold my head high when I wear that jersey that says Mexico across my chest."

Summary of 2015 season

Freshman All-American Colton Shaver led BYU with 13 home runs in the Cougars' successful 2015 season. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah--In the recently concluded 2015 season, BYU's baseball team ended with a 28-25 overall record and a 16-11 mark in the West Coast Conference, well above the sixth place prediction by the WCC coaches poll. Not only did BYU attain the goal of qualifying for the four-team WCC Championships, it earned the No. 3 seed.

Five Cougars named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

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PROVO, Utah—Five Cougars were named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athletes, the conference recently announced.

Monteverde breaks school record, finishes sixth at nationals

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EUGENE, Oregon – Anginae Monteverde crushed BYU’s all-time outdoor pole vault record and placed sixth overall at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Thursday.

“Obviously, it was a really rewarding day for Anginae (Monteverde), as she started out at Oregon, then transferred to BYU and returned here earning first-team All-American honors,” BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said.

Witt takes third at NCAAs; Walker, Flint and 4x400 team advance

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EUGENE, Oregon – Jason Witt capped his BYU track career with a third-place finish in the 10,000 meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Wednesday.

"Altogether, this was a superb day for us," BYU head coach Ed Eyestone said. "Things went mostly according to plan and we had some pleasant surprises"

Mahoney to sign as 16th-round pick with New York Yankees

Kolton Mahoney was drafted in the 16th round by the New York Yankees and says he will sign. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah--Pitcher Kolton Mahoney was drafted again, this time in the 16th round on Wednesday by the New York Yankees.

The six-foot junior right-handed pitcher from West Point, Utah, led BYU with 91 strikeouts in 85.1 innings and 23 appearances this past season. Mahoney said he will sign and report to a mini-camp in Tampa, Fla.

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Recruiting class ranked No. 19 in the country

Coach Shawn Olmstead and his staff have recruited the No. 19 ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to PrepVolleyball.com. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead and his staff believed they had signed a strong recruiting class for 2015 and that feeling was validated as the class has been ranked No. 19 in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.

“Our staff has worked very hard to put this class together,” Olmstead said. “This is a very talented and competitive group of student-athletes that has an opportunity to make an immediate impact. We’re excited to get them on campus.”

2015 soccer season tickets now on sale

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PROVO, Utah – Season tickets are now available for the 2015 BYU women’s soccer season which includes four Pac-12 teams, two in-state rivals and five West Coast Conference matches.

Reserved seat chairs are $60 for the 11 home games, while reserved seat bleachers are $40 for the season. Children age 2 and up need tickets for reserved seats, while only age 6 and up require tickets for general admission areas.