World Class Coaching

Two-time National Champion, Lacey Cramer Bleazard
You can trust that I'll give you good advice. Why?
You won't find anything that comes close to the BYU Women's Athletics winning tradition. If you decide you want to come here on scholarship, you also have a world-class coaching staff, academics, team friendship and unity, strength and conditioning, competitive schedule for US travel, and post-injury care.

WINNING TRADITIONThe BYU’s women’s cross country and distance coach, Patrick Shane, has guided his team to national acclaim multiple times, being named National Coach of the Year, and Regional coach of the Year three times. He coached two-time national champion Lacey Cramer Bleazard (800m). Over a dozen athletes from different countries have been part of BYU's success at the most elite level of competition, being able to travel around the US, all expenses paid, receiving national coverage on TV, in the news, and online.
Patrick Shane is in his 33rd season as the Head Women's Cross Country Coach, and is now in his third season as the Head Women's Track and Field Coach. Shane has led the cross country team to four National Titles during his tenure, more than any other sport in BYU history. Shane has produced All-Americans Lacey Cramer, Katie Palmer, Angela Wagner and Nachelle Stewart over the past two seasons, 48 All Americans (which is the most sought after honor for a collegiate athlete in any sport) and six Olympians.
ACADEMICS [see video]BYU has a high commitment to the success of the student-athletes. A full-time Academic Advisement staff, mentor and tutor programs, and a member of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, the university offers assistance at many different levels of the education process.
UNIVERSITY [see video]Brigham Young University, the largest private university in the nation, has an outstanding academic reputation and a strong commitment to athletics. Named the “best value” private college by The Princeton Review in 2005, the university offers a unique and beneficial experience to the attending students and faculty.

BYU has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center with nearly 10,000 feet of working space that ranks among the nation’s best. It features 106 stations to accommodate both female and male athletes. BYU’s strength and conditioning staff includes certified athletic trainers, a sports physical therapist, a team physician, team orthopedic surgeons and a wide variety of other medical specialists. The staff has experienced excellent results through its computer-analyzed combination of a strict weight and conditioning program, a carefully planned diet and sufficient rest.

In addition to competing at nationals every year but two over the last 32 years, the Cougars have the opportunity to compete at some of the top meets in the nation each season, including the prestigious New Balance Invitational in New York City. With one indoor and three outdoor home meets, along with a schedule that features events from across the nation, the team has several opportunities to compete against the best schools in the country.
EXPOSUREMany of BYU’s student athletic competitions are broadcast on BYU Television, which is available in 17 million homes nationwide via Dish Network and DirectTV and on cable in Northern Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada. The Mountain West Conference has also launched a new network station, the Mtn. Local cable providers can be contacted for more information.

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