PROVO — Brigham Young University proved to be the host with most — the most points, that is, at the 41st annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, held last week on the BYU campus.
Also featuring workshops, presentations and career-networking with industry representatives, the competition was part of the four-day conference sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
With nearly 29 individual competitions ranging from landscape design to hardscape installation, and from backhoe operation to irrigation troubleshooting, BYU placed first in the team results among the 60 competing four-year institutions and two-year community colleges.
BYU edged 2016 champion Michigan State, with BYU-Idaho placing fourth. Colorado State (third) and Cuyahoga Community College of Cleveland, Ohio, rounded out the top five teams.
Besides the championship honors and first-place trophy, BYU won a $5,000 check from competition sponsors.