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Automatic NCAA berth earned through WCC championship sweep

Tanner Chauncey celebrates with teammates after scoring BYU's seventh run of the WCC championship game victory on Saturday. (Photo by Kyle Terada/Terada Photo)

STOCKTON, California (May 27, 2017)—A jubilant BYU baseball earned the automatic berth to an NCAA regional with a doubleheader upset over No. 22 Gonzaga on Saturday.

The Cougars, 37-19, regular season tri-champions with Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount, took the “tri” out of the title and earned a championship of their own for the first time since 2002. Impressive victories of 10-3 and 16-3 over the Bulldogs in the West Coast Conference Tournament at Banner Island Ballpark took the sting out of three losses a week ago at Gonzaga (33-20).

Total of 15 BYU track and field athletes advance to nationals

Chase Horrocks qualified for nationals in the 1500m after running a 4:00.24. (Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

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AUSTIN, Texas — A total of 15 Cougars qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships in 17 entries after the three-day 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminaries concluded Saturday.

Ten more Cougars punch tickets to nationals in day two of West Prelims

Andrea Stapleton finished fifth in the high jump and punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

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AUSTIN, Texas — Ten additional BYU track and field athletes punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships in the second day of competition at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary on Friday.

Advancing to WCC final after wins vs. Saint Mary's and LMU

David Clawson's solo homer in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep over No. 27 LMU and Saint Mary's was among the celebrated highlights in Friday's action at the WCC Tournament. (Photo by Kyle Terada/Terada Photo)

STOCKTON, California (May 26, 2017)—Maverik Buffo and Riley Gates pitched BYU to a 5-4 upset over No. 27 Loyola Marymount on the heels of an 8-4 win over Saint Mary's College on Friday in the league tournament.

2017 recruiting class ranked No. 13 by PrepVolleyball.com

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PROVO, Utah – PrepVolleyball.com released its final rankings for the 2017 recruiting classes this week and BYU women’s volleyball came in at No. 13 in the nation.

This marks the fifth time a BYU recruiting class has been ranked in PrepVolleyball's top-30 since 2003. BYU’s highest ranking was No. 11 in 2016.

The Cougars have the highest ranked recruiting class among non-Power 5 programs. Other non-Power 5 programs to make the top-30 include Marquette at No. 21, Hawai'i at No. 23 and Creighton at No. 25.

Opening round 3-2 loss to No. 27 LMU

Brady Corless struck out eight in one of his best outings of the season, but No. 27 LMU ended up a 3-2 victor in the opening round of the WCC Tounrament. (Photo by Kyle Terada/Terada Photo)

STOCKTON, California--No. 27 Loyola Marymount outfielder Niko Decolati accounted all of his team’s runs Thursday in a 3-2 win over BYU baseball in the opening round of the league tournament.

The loss puts the Cougars, now 33-19, in survival mode of the West Coast Conference Tournament with a noon PDT contest on Friday against Saint Mary’s College (37-19), who was defeated earlier Thursday, 11-3, by Gonzaga.

Several Cougars advance in day one of NCAA Track and Field West Prelims

Freshman Whittni Orton will advance to the quarterfinals in the 1500-meter race. (Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

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AUSTIN, Texas —  Two Cougars automatically qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships while nine others qualified for the quarterfinals in their respective events during the first day of competition at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary on Thursday.

Several Cougars advance in day one of NCAA Track and Field West Prelims

Rory Linkletter finished second in the 10,000-meter race and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. (Photo by Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

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AUSTIN, Texas —  Two Cougars automatically qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships while nine others qualified for the quarterfinals in their respective events during the first day of competition at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary on Thursday.

Garfield promoted to assistant women’s basketball coach

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PROVO, Utah— BYU head women’s basketball coach Jeff Judkins has announced the promotion of Ashley Garfield as the Cougars’ third assistant basketball coach. Garfield has been serving as the team’s director of basketball operations since November 2015.

Boswell named HERO of the Year honorable mention

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PROVO, Utah – Former BYU women’s volleyball middle blocker Amy Boswell was today named one of two 2017 NCAA DI Women’s HERO of the Year honorable mention recipients. The HERO of the Year award celebrates one female and one male graduating senior in each division of NCAA athletics.