BYU kicker Owen A. Pochman was one of 20 finalists for the ninth annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-kicker Award presented by the FedEx Orange Bowl. Pochman produced a school-record 306 points over his career.
Sweet 16 Again
The women’s volleyball team ended the year with a 26-7 record after advancing to the NCAA regional round of 16 for the fifth straight season. In addition to beating four top-four teams during the season, BYU had nine wins over top-20 teams while achieving its 27th consecutive 20-win season under Coach Elaine Michaelis, ’60.
Junior middle blocker Nina C. Puikkonen was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2000 All-America First Team. She is the eighth BYU women’s volleyball athlete to be selected and the fourth to receive this honor as a junior.
Ranked 10th in the Nation
BYU finished the 2000 season with a 19-4-1 record, a second consecutive MWC crown, a loss in the third round of the NCAA tournament, and a 10th-place final ranking by the NSCAA—the highest finish ever in that poll for the six-year-old program. In the 2000 season, the Cougar defense allowed only 20 goals, while the offense tallied 86.
Freshman Aleisha M. Cramer was named to the 2000 NSCAA‘s Women’s Soccer All-America First Team. She was the only freshman to receive the First Team All-America honor.