SPORTS SHORTSCROSS COUNTRY
Along with schools such as Yale and Stanford, the BYU men’s team was one of the top-10 All-Academic cross country teams. The men had a combined cumulative GPA of 3.34.Read more at byucougars.com/cross_country
In cooperation with the Mountain West Conference, BYU has announced its football schedule for the 2006 season with games against Arizona, Tulsa, and Boston College.
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Not long after qualifying to play
in the 2006 Masters Tournament,
Clay Ogden (’07) was named to the
27-player watch list for the 2006
Ben Hogan Award, the most prestigious
award in men’s college golf.
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TRACK AND FIELD
Cougar blue shone through with a top-15 finish at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The men competed in just three events but managed 16 points with second-place finishes in the distance medley relay and pole vault and a 12th-place finish in the high jump.
For a team picked to finish last in the Mountain West Conference (MWC), the Cougars fared well this year, going 20-9 overall under first-year head coach Dave Rose. It was the 29th 20-win season in Cougar history and an 11.5-game improvement from last year’s 9-21 record. The young team’s season ended in the first round of the NIT as the Cougars fell 77-67 to the Houston Cougars in Texas. Trent Plaisted (’09) was named a Freshman All-American and Rose was named the USBWA District VIII Coach of the Year and the MWC Coach of the Year.
From 1970 to 1973 Kresimir Cosic (’74), a 6-foot-11 center from Zadar, Yugoslavia, won the hearts of players and fans alike as he led BYU to two conference titles and two NCAA tournament regionals. Turning down multiple offers from NBA teams, the All-American returned to Yugoslavia and its national team, winning an Olympic gold medal in 1980. Before his death to cancer in 1995, Cosic served his country, as a diplomat to the United States, and the Church of Jesus Christ, as a translator for the Book of Mormon. Number 11’s jersey was retired during a BYU men’s basketball game on March 4, 2006.
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MWC regular season champs, the women’s basketball team finished their 26-6 season in the midst of March madness—BYU’s seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament. After winning a close contest with Iowa during the first round at the Pepsi Center in Denver, the Cougars advanced but were defeated by the Oklahoma Sooners.
(BS ’06) was picked by the
Minnesota Lynx in the
2006 WNBA draft. Anderson
was selected 17th overall
in the second round.
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