Move over @hbll; you’re not the only BYU personality on Twitter.
Having a way with words may not be necessary when you’re an athlete, but some athletes have online personas as dominant as their personalities on the court. Post-game interviews and soundbites must train them well for the 140-character world of Twitter, because these five BYU athletes know how to keep things short and sweet.
5. McKenzie St. Clair, @TheSaltyPeanut2, Softball, 2013–2015
McKenzie St. Clair earned this spot with her authentic, unfiltered perspective on the gritty realities of BYU athletics. She’s not afraid to show herself and her teammates as they really are. St. Clair also wins for the most creative handle. Honorable mention goes to fellow softball players Sydney Broderick (@sydbroderick), Madison Merrell (@madisonmerrell1) and Karli Lehr (@Karlibreannee) for being unashamed to post candid photos of the team.
— Mckenzie St. Clair (@TheSaltyPeanut2) March 12, 2015
If it's past 2am on Twitter I basically find myself favoriting every tweet on my feed lolz
— Mckenzie St. Clair (@TheSaltyPeanut2) December 23, 2014
We feel you. Nothing good happens after 2 a.m.
4. Kyle Collinsworth, @bigrussia5, Men’s basketball, 2010–2011 and 2013–2015
Kyle Collinsworth had an incredible season, but his tweets have stayed humble. He made this list mostly because his Twitter feed has allowed us to see the nine-month transition from this…
Went from not being able to walk to now jogging and running!! Feeling blessed!! ?
— Kyle Collinsworth (@bigrussia5) June 20, 2014
Thanks for all the love and support!! #6tripledoubles good night peeps✌️
— Kyle Collinsworth (@bigrussia5) March 10, 2015
And of course, he’s on here too because he’s not afraid to be honest and upfront with his followers.
— Kyle Collinsworth (@bigrussia5) April 24, 2014
3. Xojian Harry, @xo_ballin11, Women’s basketball, 2011–2015
Xojian Harry is the most prolific tweeter on this list, by far. She’s a must-follow if you want to brighten up your timeline. Harry’s tweets show her sincere enthusiasm for her team, the Lakers, bad movies and high scores on 2048. She even teaches us valuable lessons like:
— Everybody gets starstruck.
— Xojian (@xo_ballin11) March 22, 2014
— We shouldn’t necessarily be jealous of athletes’ days off school for away games.
We can hear the guy in the hotel room next door puking…..? #wallsarethin
— Xojian (@xo_ballin11) February 13, 2015
— Athletes don’t understand Utah weather either.
The sun is shining but there is definitely snow falling from the sky rn ⛅️❄️ ?
— Xojian (@xo_ballin11) December 19, 2014
2. Luke Worthington, @worthington41, Men’s basketball, 2013–2015
LUUUUUUUUUUKE wins for relatability. He’s the everyman of BYU athletics, and he’ll prove it to you, because he’s more than just a nice head of hair.
The Tamale truck lady at the south end of campus is sweet heart….& her tamales are dope! Go treat urself & show this lady some love❤️
— Luke Worthington (@worthington41) March 5, 2015
College would be 100% perfect if I could just have 2 things…..
— Luke Worthington (@worthington41) February 17, 2015
Just checked the microwave for food like it was a pantry. I suck….
— Luke Worthington (@worthington41) February 3, 2015
…No you don’t, Luke. We’ve all been there.
1. Skye PoVey, @PoVey_7, Football, 2011–2014
PoVey finished his last season as a Cougar this past fall, but he’s still killing it on the Twittersphere. He balances informative, inspirational and comical content through a scope not limited to football. PoVey’s tweets include quotes from prophets, support for other Cougar teams and even his musings on Drake lyrics, relationships and life at BYU. Plus, he only tweets five to seven times per week, so he won’t ever spam your feed. PoVey’s timeline is just what we want from athletes on social media:
— A super-serious insider’s look at on–campus athletics
— Skye PoVey (@PoVey_7) March 4, 2015
— Proof that athletes don’t lead more glamorous lives than us
So I just moved in w @myker_rathews and apparently our shower curtain is a Seaworld splash zone poncho. pic.twitter.com/sYKkcQGQRY
— Skye PoVey (@PoVey_7) January 14, 2015
— True understanding of what it’s like to be a Cougar fanatic
Being a fan is seriously way more stressful than actually playing. I am gonna have a heart attack.
— Skye PoVey (@PoVey_7) January 11, 2015