By Kelly Reeves
It’s crazy to think that my four years here at UCLA are finally coming to a close. It’s weird, I never really thought about it until now. I’ll be honest, there are definitely some emotions going on, totally normal, am I right? But looking back on things, my experience here at UCLA has been pretty awesome. Being a Bruin has been in my blood, as my mom and older and younger brothers all chose to come here. But the main reason why I chose to become a Bruin and play for the women’s volleyball team was because I wanted to be a part of something that was bigger than me.
UCLA: It’s one of the most prestigious universities in the country, both academically and athletically, and how awesome is it that I can say that I am a part of such an outstanding legacy. Pretty cool.
Throughout my career here, I have had the privilege to play with some pretty amazing teammates and have created some unforgettable memories; one was winning national championship No.108 for UCLA. In addition to my volleyball experience, the relationships that I have made over the past four years have been astonishing. From meeting people in the ice bath of Acosta to the cereal station in De Neve dining hall, I am so grateful to have met some pretty remarkable people.
That being said, I want to thank UCLA for showing me what it means to be a Bruin and thank all of you that have made my experience so memorable. Wherever life takes me next, I will be leading 8-claps as loud as I can and always representing those four letters with pride. Once a Bruin, ALWAYS a Bruin!
Kelly Reeves is a senior outside hitter for the UCLA women’s volleyball team.