Kyle Chilton | Posted: 4 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Batty inducted into WCC Hall of Honor

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LAS VEGAS – The West Coast Conference inducted its 10th annual Hall of Honor class on Saturday, March 3, at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas as part of the WCC Basketball Championships. Former BYU cross country and track All-American Miles Batty was included in the 2018 WCC Hall of Honor class.

“The West Coast Conference is honored to celebrate the accomplishments of these former student-athletes and coaches as we celebrate the 10-Year anniversary of the WCC Basketball Championships in Las Vegas,” said West Coast Conference Interim Commissioner Connie Hurlbut. “The 2018 Hall of Honor class represents our 10 schools’ long-standing commitment to developing student-athletes by fostering an environment of athletic and academic excellence.”

Joining Batty in the 2018 WCC Hall of Honor class is Ronny Turiaf, Gonzaga; Brian Quinn, Loyola Marymount; Ken Earle, Pacific; Randy Wolf, Pepperdine; Nicole Karr, Portland; Mandy Bible, Saint Mary’s; Christine Enger, San Diego; Sue Enos O’Meara, San Francisco; Cameron Rast, Santa Clara.

Batty concluded his BYU career in 2012 as one of the most decorated student-athletes in BYU history. An eight-time USTFCCCA All-American in track and cross country, Batty was named the 2011 National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year as a junior, after winning the mile at the NCAA Indoor National Championships and also leading the BYU distance medley relay team to a national title.

As a senior in 2012, Batty broke the NCAA record in the mile with a time of 3:54.54. Later that year, he was awarded the prestigious NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, the West Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship and the NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award.

Batty, who graduated magna cum laude from BYU in June 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and exercise science, was equally impressive in the classroom. He was twice named CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year for men’s track and cross country (2011 and 2012), and as a senior was named the USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the WCC Mike Gilleran Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

After graduation, Batty signed a professional running contract with Team Asics Elite, where he competed professionally from 2012-14. Batty is currently in his third year of medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Following medical school, he plans to be an orthopedic surgeon.

Batty is married to Danika Antczak, who also graduated from BYU (2013). They have a one-year-old son, Max. Miles and his wife enjoy running marathons, and he recently earned an age group qualification for, and competed in, the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Batty is the seventh legendary Cougar to be inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor, joining previous inductees, Elaine Michaelis (2012) Women's Volleyball/Administration; LaVell Edwards (2013) Football; Ed Eyestone (2014) Men's Cross Country; Aleisha Cramer Rose (2015) Women's Soccer; Dylann Duncan Ceriani (2016) Women's Volleyball; Tinn Gunn Robison (2017) Women's Basketball.

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