Rucker named Louisville Slugger All-American

Pitcher Mike Rucker was named Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. (Photo by BYU Photo)

TUCSON, Ariz. (June 2, 2016)--Pitcher Michael Rucker of BYU has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-American baseball teams as announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Rucker, from Lake Tapps, Washington, was named Third Team All-American, becoming the first BYU upperclassman to receive the national honor since pitcher Jesse Craig in 2007.

BYU to play in the inaugural State Farm Chicago Legends

CHICAGO – Chicago has provided the game of basketball with countless legendary players, coaches, teams and moments. From the playgrounds in Jackson Park to the hardwood at the famed Chicago Stadium and now the United Center, many legends of the game have called Chicago home.

Decathlete Jackson Walker invited to attend 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum

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PROVO, Utah – BYU track and field decathlete Jackson Walker was named as one of 200 current student-athletes and postgraduate scholarship recipients invited to attend the 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis on June 2-5.

Strong finish for BYU track and field at NCAA West Prelims

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – After a rainy weekend with many delays, BYU finished the 2016 NCAA West Preliminaries to have a total of 13 athletes competing in 10 events headed to Eugene, Oregon, to compete in the 2016 NCAA Championships.

Strong finish for BYU track and field at NCAA West Prelims

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LAWRENCE, Kansas – After a rainy weekend with many delays, BYU finished the 2016 NCAA West Preliminaries to have a total of 13 athletes competing in 10 events headed to Eugene, Oregon, to compete in the 2016 NCAA Championships.

Larsen named to WCC All-Tournament Team

Bronson Larsen was the only Cougar named to the 2016 WCC All-Tournament Team. (Photo by BYU Photo)

STOCKTON, California. (May 27, 2016)—Catcher Bronson Larsen was the only BYU baseball player named to the West Coast Conference All-Tournament Team on Saturday.

Larsen batted .500 and had a slugging percentage of 1.000 in the tourney, batting 3-for-6, including a towering solo homer that bounced off the left field fair pole against Gonzaga. He also scored a run in the Cougars’ loss to Pepperdine.

Six cougars punch tickets to NCAA Track and Field Championships

Senior Jesse White finishes first of his heat in the men's 400m. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAWRENCE, Kansas – Six BYU track and field athletes punched their tickets to the NCAA Track and Field Championships during the Division I West Preliminary on Friday. After Thursday's events were postponed due to inclement weather, the Cougars came out with strong performances this morning and finished the day off with several spots guaranteed in the national meet June 8-11 in Eugene, Oregon.

Pepperdine eliminates No. 30 BYU, 7-2

Bronson Larsen scored the first of BYU's runs in a 7-2 loss as it was eliminated from the WCC Tournament by Pepperdine. (Photo by West Coast Conference)

STOCKTON, Calif. (May 27, 2016) — An uncharacteristic outing forced an early exit from the West Coast Conference baseball tournament Friday afternoon as No. 30 BYU was eliminated by Pepperdine, 7-2.

For the second time in as many days the Cougars (37-17) fell victim to multiple strikeouts from a pitcher who threw a complete game. Pepperdine (29-23) jumped out to a 5-0 first-inning lead which was capped by the pitching of Ryan Wilson, normally the Waves’ ace reliever.

2016 men’s volleyball season review

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PROVO, Utah – In 2016, BYU men’s volleyball ended its season with an outright Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular-season and tournament title before advancing to the national championship match of the NCAA tournament.

In his first season leading the men’s volleyball team, head coach Shawn Olmstead guided the Cougars to a 27-4 overall record and a 19-3 league record.