Two BYU student-athletes—football player Harvey Unga and women's basketball player Keilani Moeaki—today announced they have decided to withdraw from school.
Both students have made the decision to withdraw as a result of a violation of the BYU honor code. Unga, a 6-foot, 237-pound running back, is the school's all-time leading rusher with 3,455 yards gained over his first three seasons in the Cougar backfield. He led the Mountain West Conference in rushing last year while garnering first-team All-MWC honors after a third consecutive 1,000-yard season.
"I fully support Harvey and his decision regarding his personal situation," BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "The possibility of not having Harvey on the field in the fall would certainly have an impact on our team, but my main concern right now is in supporting Harvey."
Moeaki, a 6-foot-2 forward, has started in 67 of 91 games in three seasons. She averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds while starting all 33 games this past season, helping BYU advance to the quarterfinals of the WNIT.
"Keilani has been a valuable contributor to our team the past three years," BYU women's basketball coach Jeff Judkins said. "She has my support while she takes time to address some important personal matters."