In 2001, the BYU women's cross country team simply dominated the field on the way to their third national title in the past five years. The Cougars scored only 62 points to defeat runner-up N.C. State by 86 points, one of the largest margins of victory in NCAA history.
The win was a team effort for BYU, with three runners finishing in the top 10 and all five scoring runners finishing in the top 30.
"It is a dream come true for me to win this championship like we did," head coach Patrick Shane said. "Before the race we knew we had a good chance, but you can never expect everyone to run as well as the girls did today. You have to savor the moment because this might never happen again."
The team's third title is the most for any BYU program, moving ahead of the men's volleyball team for that distinction.