Cougar center Rafael Araujo, ’04, was selected as National Player of the Week by the Sporting News for the week of Nov. 30–Dec. 6, 2003. The Sao Paulo, Brazil, native averaged 31.5 points and 15.5 rebounds, while shooting 71.4 percent from the floor and 76.7 percent from the free-throw line in BYU’s victories at Boise State (75-69) and in the Delta Center against 25th-ranked Oklahoma State (76-71).
BYU senior Michaela Mannova, ’04, was one of four female athletes nominated for the 2003–04 Cross Country Honda Sports Award. This award is given to top female athletes in Division I cross country programs who have demonstrated academic excellence, superior athletic ability, leadership, and service within their communities. In honor of Mannova’s accomplishments, American Honda donated $1,000 to BYU’s women’s athletic fund.
After 15 years as a member of BYU’s coaching staff, co–offensive coordinator Robbie Bosco, ’86, accepted a position in fund-raising with the Cougar Club. Bosco now reports to associate athletic director Thomas A. Holmoe, ’83, a former teammate in the early 1980s. Bosco will meet with prospective donors and assist with operations of the 5,000-member Cougar Club.
This year the women’s volleyball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. After sweeping New Mexico State in the first round, the Cougars’ winning season (24-9) came to an end when No. 2 Hawaii prevailed in round two.