Recent graduate Rachel K. Newren (BS ’07) and senior Juli S. Erekson (’08) finished fourth at the 2008 Duramed FUTURES Tour Qualifying Tournament in Florida. Both earned fully exempt tour status; Erekson will finish her senior season at BYU before joining the tour.
In January goalkeeper Erika L. Woodbury (’09)—BYU’s all-time leader in saves and shutouts—played two games with the U.S. National B Team against the Mexican Olympic Team in Mexico.
Swimming and Diving
Both the BYU men’s and women’s swim and dive teams secured MWC regular-season championships at home in their last meet of the season, against the Utes. The Cougar men won 189-100, the Cougar women 190-110.
Running a mile in 3:59.16, junior Kyle T. Perry (’09) broke the four-minute-mile barrier at the University of Washington Invitational in February, automatically qualifying him for nationals. He now holds the second-best indoor mile time in MWC history.
BYU women’s volleyball head coach Jason M. Watson (BS ’95) resigned to accept a head-coaching position at Arizona State University. He is replaced by Shay Goulding, the former coach at Salt Lake Community College. Goulding—a four-time NJCAA District I Coach of the Year—has 10 years of collegiate coaching experience. She leads a BYU program that is no. 4 all-time in NCAA Division I total victories.
The Mtn. Now on DIRECTV
Cougar fans with DIRECTV can now enjoy BYU sporting events wherever they live, after the satellite service agreed to carry The MountainWest Sports Network (The Mtn.) in February. The network covers Mountain West Conference athletics exclusively. DIRECTV will begin carrying The Mtn. in early September, just in time for football season.