Paul Bassett, who was an assistant coach at Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, Calif., is a new volunteer coach.
On his second carry of the Cougars’ first drive against New Mexico on Nov. 18, Curtis Brown (BA ’06) blew straight through the defense for a 49-yard touchdown run and passed Jamal Willis’ record of 2,970 yards to become BYU’s career rushing record holder.
Not long after seniors Jonny Harline (BA ’06) and John Beck (BA ’06) connected at game’s end to beat Utah, they were listed among the nation’s top college football players, receiving All-American and Mountain West honors galore.
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Daniel R. Summerhays (’08) tied an NCAA record for shooting a 10-under-par 60. The score shattered BYU records as well as the course record set by Jack Nicklaus at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.
Track and Field
Legendary coach Clarence F. Robison (BA ’49) passed away Sept. 25, 2006, at the age of 83. Robison was the men’s head coach at BYU from 1948 to 1988 and was responsible for raising BYU’s track and field program to a level of national prominence.
After the No. 22 Cougars (25-6) made an incredible comeback to beat UC Santa Barbara and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, they fell to the No. 6 USC Women of Troy in Los Angeles on Dec. 1.
In the first round of the NCAA tourney, No. 5 Portland defeated No. 14 BYU (13-3-4) 2-1 in a hard-fought battle. Katie Larkin (’08) was named a Third-Team All-American by NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America.