International Hoops: M. Tyler Haws (’15) was one of 12 selected to play for the United States at the World University Games in Russia, where the team took ninth. From Cougar to Clipper: Brandon J. Davies (’13) signed a contract to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Davies scored 14 points in his final game at this year’s NBA Summer League. No. 1 Fans: Ranked first in the west and 13th in the nation by the NCAA, BYU basketball fans averaged 15,986 in attendance per home game in the 2012–13 season. This is the sixth straight year BYU fans have been in the top 25.
Track and Field
Junior Championships: Marcus Dickson (’16) and Rachel A. Stewart (’16) competed for the United States at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in Colombia, taking fifth in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter, respectively. Woman of the Year: Nachelle Stewart Mackie (BS ’13), 2012 women’s 800-meter national champion, is a top-30 honoree for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Team USA: Taylor L. Sander (’14) and Russell A. Lavaja (’13) were selected to compete with the U.S. Men’s National Team at the Pan American Cup in Mexico City. The team, coached by former BYU head coach Shawn E. Patchell (BA ’93), took fifth place. Patch Takes Turkey: Benjamin M. Patch (’18) led the U.S. Men’s Junior National Team in points—averaging 17 per game—at the FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball) Men’s Under-21 World Championship in Turkey. The team took 11th place.
In the summer 2013 issue of BYU Magazine, we incorrectly noted Taylor L. Sander (’14) as the first Cougar to win MPSF Freshman of the Year; he was actually the third. Ryan M. Millar (BS ’03) and Yamil R. Perez (BS ’10) were Freshman of the Year in 1996 and 2007, respectively (p. 12).
We also had a case of the typos in our “Geography of Faith” story, misspelling Tucson twice (pp. 49 and 50). And while George A. Smith and Orson Pratt did climb Donner Hill and see Salt Lake
Valley on July 22, 1847, as noted on page 45, it wasn’t the first close-up view of their new home. Pratt and Erastus Snow were the first to view the valley from Donner Hill, on July 21, 1847, which caused them to shout, “Hosanna!” in celebration.