For the 13th year in a row, Brigham Young University men's athletic teams have combined to win the Western Athletic Conference all-sports trophy, the school said Thursday.
The Cougars tallied 66.5 points to outdistance New Mexico's 50.5. Other total include: Utah 45.5; University Texas El Paso 35.5; Wyoming 34.5; San Diego State 31.5; Air Force Academy 30.5; Hawaii 28.5; and Colorado State 25.BYU recorded first-place finishes in six of the 11 sports contested: cross country, football, indoor track, basketball, golf and outdoor track.
BYU finished second in gymnastics, wrestling and baseball, third in swimming and sixth in tennis. Utah was the only other school with two first-place finishes, in swimming and tennis.
This is the 24th time in 28 years that BYU has won the award.
The WAC awards two trophies in basketball and baseball because of post-season tournaments. BYU tied with CSU for the regular season basketball trophy, but UTEP won the tournament.
In baseball, San Diego State finished first in the tournament and the regular season.
BYU was ranked 18th in the final UPI football poll. The indoor and outdoor men's track teams each finished sixth nationally, while the cross country team finished 11th.