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Brandon Gurney covers recruiting, high school sports, and BYU athletics for the Deseret News. Previously, he worked with scout.com for eight years, covering BYU, with an emphasis on recruit coverage. He joined the Deseret News full-time in the summer of 2011.

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Jen Hamson led the way for the Cougars with 22 kills and seven blocks and was never better than during the match's most critical moments.
BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I National Coach of the Year, the association announced Thursday.
The Cougars square off against No. 2-seeded Texas Thursday in the NCAA tournament semifinals.
The BYU women's volleyball team has done many things well this season, but perhaps nothing quite as well as blocking the net.
Standouts in week 15 included former Aggie Bobby Wagner and former Ute Alex Smith, both of whom had big outings to keep their respective teams alive for the postseason.
Kieffer Longson had plenty of options, but in the end chose the Cougars over programs such as UCLA, Ohio State and Utah.
The Cougars used a complete team effort to finish out sets strong and advance to the NCAA tournament semifinal round.
Gavin Baxter led the way with a game-high 21 points for the Thunderbirds, who finished strong to take the win.
Jen Hamson led the way with a career-high 30 kills and scored the final two points of the match as the Cougars held on to beat the Seminoles Friday night in the NCAA regional semifinal round of 16.
Led by Gonzaga signee Jesse Wade's game-high 28 points, the Darts advanced to the second round of the Utah Elite 8 tournament.