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BYU volleyball’s Zach Eschenberg finishing senior...

Senior Zach Eschenberg learned the value of hard work, diligence and focus during his time on BYU's volleyball team.

How athletes qualify for the Olympics

Qualifying for the Olympics does not guarantee a spot on a team. For the 11 BYU affiliates who have met qualifying standards, the process of possibly becoming an Olympian has just begun. In most cases, the athletes won’t know if they made the team until about two weeks before the Olympics begin.

Dustin Williams selected as head athletic...

Athletes aren’t the only people who are selected to represent their countries in the Olympic Games; athletic trainers must qualify and apply before they are selected for a spot on an Olympic medical staff team — a behind-the-scenes position that cares for athletes and their bodies day and night during the Olympics.

Cross-country runner Conner Mantz strives for...

When the cross country season finishes this November, most of the runners will begin training for track and field, but not Conner Mantz. He is going to start his marathon training to prepare for the Olympic trials.

BYU athletes making Olympic history since...

The Cougars have made a mark in the Olympics since BYU's first Olympian competed in 1912. More than a century later, BYU-affiliated athletes — including students, coaches and professors — have participated in dozens of Olympic events and collectively earned 34 medals.

BYU athletes and alums seek to...

Seven current BYU athletes, three former students and an adjunct professor are qualified for Olympic trials where they will compete to represent the U.S., Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Meet BYU’s Olympic trial qualifiers.

New prospective Olympic sports could affect...

The 2024 Olympics will feature four new sports on its program — rock climbing, break dancing, surfing and skateboarding. Though an appearance from Tony Hawk or Alex Honnold may be a little far fetched, there is a realistic possibility that BYU could feature more athletes participating in the events both on campus and in the Olympics.

Olympic prospects find friends and family...

For Olympic prospects Payton Sorenson and Brynne Sproul, swimming is more than just a sport — it’s a catalyst for bringing about enduring relationships.

Cougarettes win double national championship

The BYU Cougarettes clinched the National Dance Alliance National Championships in the hip hop and jazz divisions April 5-6 in Daytona, Florida, winning their 18th and 19th national titles.

BYU women’s tennis dominates Portland, narrowly...

BYU women’s tennis played two back-to-back home matches March 15-16, defeating the University of Portland on Friday while losing to the women of the University of Utah on Saturday.

Hawaiian volleyball players bring culture, friendship...

Three of the four players from Hawaii, Kana’i Akana and Wil Stanley of the men’s team and Kiani Moea’i of the women’s team, all graduated from the same school in Honolulu, Punahou School. Though just a small part of the BYU volley program, the three players have already made an impact.

BYU freshman qualifies for 2020 Olympic...

At just 18 years old, Sproul is one of the youngest Olympic prospects to ever come out of BYU. As a freshman, Sproul has only been competing at the collegiate level for about four months.
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