Basketball and Football are in off-season right now, but several Olympic sports teams are finishing or preparing for their seasons.
Track and Field
BYU clinched 21 entries into the NCAA Championships at the NCAA West Prelims in Sacramento, CA. The teams will travel to Austin, TX this weekend to compete at the championships. The men’s team is ranked fourth nationally, while the women’s team is ranked fifteenth. Whittni Orton will be making the trip to the championships for her third straight year, and Connor Mantz and Clayton Shumway will be competing in the 10,000m and 5,000m events. Check out the full list of athletes competing in Austin here.
The men’s golf team concluded their season at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas this past week. Brock Stanger had the best performance for the Cougars, finishing 110th overall as the Cougars placed 30th in the team results. The Cougars were ranked as high as eight this season, and with no seniors departing, the Cougars will look to build on this year’s success.
The women’s soccer team released their upcoming 2019 schedule this week. The schedule features six Power-5 conference teams, including Utah and Texas A&M at home. The Cougars are coming off their sixth WCC title in eight years, and are looking to repeat. The Cougars will be strong, returning 10 of their starters after Senior Madie Gates graduated. Check out the full schedule here.
The women’s volleyball also released their Fall 2019 schedule this past week as they prepare to defend their WCC Title again. The Cougars are coming off their best season in program history, finishing in the Final Four to eventual champion Stanford. The Cougars were ranked No. 1 for twelve straight weeks during the season, and posted a phenomenal 31-2 record. BYU will return key players Mary Lake and Heather Gneiting for the season. You can find the schedule here.