BYU cross country runner Erica Birk-Jarvis found out she was pregnant in 2017. After taking 20 months off running, Birk-Jarvis has made a remarkable comeback, making career best-times while balancing school, running and a family.
BYU is known for a variety of things such as its religious commitments, subsidized tuition, and athletic programs. Something that isn't often recognized about the university is the amount of Olympians who call BYU their alma mater.
BYU athletics participated in a five-day NCAA facilitated social media campaign to promote diversity and inclusion. The campaign ran Oct. 1–5 with the hashtag #NCAAInclusion. This hashtag was Twitter's eighth most trending topic in the nation the first day of the campaign, according to Yannick Kluch, a 2018–19 postgraduate intern in the NCAA Office of Inclusion. Each day of the campaign had a diversity and inclusion related theme.
BYU football Head Coach Kalani Sitake started the More2Life foundation to give his players service opportunities outside of BYU athletics, and the charity has since sent BYU football players to Harlem, Compton and elsewhere to serve and mentor inner-city youth.