Falls prove costly as BYU gymnastics takes second place

Several falls on the balance beam cost the Cougars first place in the tri-meet against Southern Utah University and Sacramento State in Cedar City, Utah on Friday night. The Cougars took second place with a score of 194.400, while the Thunderbirds took first with 195.975 and the Hornets placed third with 193.300.

“Southern Utah is a very good team and they performed great at home,” said head coach Guard Young. “We started the meet off on fire, we just couldn’t keep it going through beam.”…

Season-high hitting percentage leads No. 3 BYU past Princeton

The No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball team defeated Princeton in three sets Friday night behind efficient hitting and a strong blocking effort.

“I’m happy for the team and a good win,” said BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead. “It’s nice to be back east and see the support for BYU. The fans showed up big time and we can’t thank them enough.”

Price Jarman led all players in the match with with nine blocks. Leo Durkin, Brenden Sander and Michael Hatch also contributed five blocks each. Tim Dobbert ad…

Dylann Duncan Ceriani to be inducted in WCC Hall of Honor

Former BYU women’s volleyball player Dylann Duncan Ceriani will be inducted to the eighth West Coast Conference Hall of Honor class as part of the WCC men’s and women’s basketball championships on Saturday, March 5 in Las Vegas.

“The West Coast Conference is honored to celebrate the college and life-long accomplishments of these former student-athletes,” said West Coast Conference Commissioner Lynn Holzman. “The 10 inductees in the 2016 Hall of Honor class represent the commitment of our …

BYU women's rugby: no experience necessary


The BYU women’s rugby team held tryouts in early January for all interested female athletes.

Unlike most other sports at BYU, no previous experience was necessary to try out.

Returning rugby players stood in the Wilkinson Student Center and around campus energetically advertising the team prior to tryouts. They emphasized that most of the team had joined without ever playing before, and despite that, they have attended nationals the last four years in a row, placing second la…

Former BYU gymnast comes full circle as new gymnastics head coach

Former Cougar gymnast and silver-medal Olympian Guard Young has returned to BYU as head coach of the women’s gymnastics team.

“I love gymnastics with every bit of my body,” Young said.

Young spent his entire life surrounded by gymnastics and became a member of the BYU men’s gymnastics team in 1996.

He had his own key to the gym to work out — it didn’t matter if coaches were there or not. Young’s passion and dedication helped him win six All-American awards and two NCAA National Cham…