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Extramural Sports

BYU has four extramural sports programs: Racquetball (Men's and Women's), Men's Rugby, Men's Soccer and Men's Lacrosse. All of these sports have seen success on the national level, with Racquetball, Soccer, Rugby and Lacrosse winning national championships in their divisions. Rugby was the champion in the 2009 USA Rugby Championships. Here is a brief listing of the accomplishments in each of the extramural sports at BYU.

Racquetball: The BYU racquetball program has seen success in both the women's competition and combined team competition. They have won National Championships in combined team competition in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2003. The Women's team has won National Championships in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003.

Rugby: The BYU Rugby program won its first National Championship in 2009 and won again in 2012, beating Arkansas State 49-42. The team has been excelling since 1962, but in recent years, the squad has played deep into the USA Rugby Championships. BYU Rugby has been in the national finals vs Cal (UC Berkeley) every year since 2006, creating an intense national rivalry. More than a dozen players have earned All-American honors with nine others earning a spot on the National Team.

Soccer: BYU's soccer team joined the professional Premier Development League in 2003 and finished its most successful season in 2007, going 14-2-2 and winning the Northwest Division Title. Prior to joining the PDL, BYU played as a club team and won Collegiate Club Soccer National Championships in 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001.

Lacrosse: The lacrosse team has built an impressive overall record of 179-61 since 1995. The team has earned different championships seven times, including the 2011 and 2007 MCLA Division A National Championships. Other championships include the RMLC in 2007 and 2005, the RMILL in 2001, 1999, 1998, and 1997 and the USLIA in 2000 and 1997.

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