Reinstated: Brandon J. Davies (’13) gained readmission to the university in August and rejoined the BYU men’s basketball team. The junior forward was suspended last spring after a violation of the university’s Honor Code. “[It was] a very difficult situation that he handled, I think, with honor and integrity,” head coach Dave Rose told BYUtv’s True Blue. “We’re happy to have him back, and I know that it’s what he wanted from the very beginning, that he wanted to try and make things right.”
Cougars to Watch: Quarterback Jacob T. Heaps (’14) made the watch list for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award; offensive lineman Terence K. Brown (’11), for the Rimington Trophy; John (JJ) P. Di Luigi III (’11), for the Doak Walker Award; offensive tackle Matthew Reynolds (’12), for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award; right guard Braden C. Hansen (’11), for the Outland Trophy; and linebacker Jameson G. Frazier (’12), for the Lott Impact Trophy.
More Cougars to Watch: Defender Lindsi L. Lisonbee (’13) made the watch list for the 2011 Hermann Trophy, the Heisman of women’s soccer. Forward Carlee A. Payne (’13) was named among TopDrawerSoccer.com’s national top 100 players.
Swimming and Diving
World Games: Diving for Team USA at the Summer World University Games, held in Shenzhen, China, BYU’s Brandon D. Watson (’12) placed eighth in the 3-meter with 408.2 points.
Killer Summer: All-American Taylor L. Sander (’14) spent the summer in Brazil playing for the U.S. Junior National Team in the World Championships, helping the team advance further than ever in the team’s history—to the bronze-medal match. Sander was the only player in that game to record double-digit kills.