Just like its team cheer said, the BYU women's cross country team ran "as fast as Cougars" to win the 2002 NCAA 6K Cross Country Championships hosted by Indiana State University. BYU successfully defended its 2001 NCAA title with a total of 85 points. The 2002 Cougars were the first BYU team to win back-to-back national championships.
BYU collected four All-America awards after Michaela Mannova took fifth and Katie Martin took seventh in the national championship race.
The Cougars won every race that season, taking the conference title and region title on the way. At the regional meet, BYU garnered 29 points. The second-place team, Colorado, had 66 points. The team finished with three perfect scores during the season.