Tuesday, November 20

Senior Elise Zappia and partner freshman Mac May posted three straight-set wins in the Bruins' three-game sweep at the LMU Invitational on Saturday. The victories sustained UCLA's nine-match win streak. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball builds to nine-match win streak at LMU Invitational

In three matches, the Bruins didn’t drop a single game. No. 2 UCLA beach volleyball (14-3) defeated Missouri State (6-6), Colorado Mesa (2-8) and No. 16 Loyola Marymount (7-6) on Saturday at the LMU Invitational in Santa Monica, continuing its nine-match win streak. Read more...

Photo: Senior Elise Zappia and partner freshman Mac May posted three straight-set wins in the Bruins' three-game sweep at the LMU Invitational on Saturday. The victories sustained UCLA's nine-match win streak. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Elise Zappia and partner freshman Mac May posted three straight-set wins in the Bruins' three-game sweep at the LMU Invitational on Saturday. The victories sustained UCLA's nine-match win streak. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Izzy Carey defeated the pair from Hawai'i with partner freshman Megan Muret after falling to the Rainbow Warriors the last two times the teams met in Honolulu. The junior also came out with a win in UCLA's second match of the day against Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball pulls through for double home victories

The Bruins claimed back-to-back victories in their first home games of the season. No. 4 UCLA beach volleyball (7-3) defeated No. 3 Hawai’i (4-2) with a final score of 4-1 and swept No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Izzy Carey defeated the pair from Hawai'i with partner freshman Megan Muret after falling to the Rainbow Warriors the last two times the teams met in Honolulu. The junior also came out with a win in UCLA's second match of the day against Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Izzy Carey defeated the pair from Hawai'i with partner freshman Megan Muret after falling to the Rainbow Warriors the last two times the teams met in Honolulu. The junior also came out with a win in UCLA's second match of the day against Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Diver Eloise Belanger took second in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events at the NCAA Zone E Championships that ran Monday through Wednesday. The junior was the only UCLA diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships that will take place next week.  (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

UCLA divers set records at NCAA Zone E Diving Championships

Junior Eloise Belanger will advance to her third NCAA championship as the only UCLA diver to qualify. No. 21 UCLA diving competed at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships from March 5-7 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Read more...

Photo: Diver Eloise Belanger took second in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events at the NCAA Zone E Championships that ran Monday through Wednesday. The junior was the only UCLA diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships that will take place next week. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Diver Eloise Belanger took second in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events at the NCAA Zone E Championships that ran Monday through Wednesday. The junior was the only UCLA diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships that will take place next week.  (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball victorious in two-game sweep against USC, Pepperdine

Three Bruin pairs helped secure victories against two of the top teams in the country. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (5-1) defeated No. 1 USC (4-2) and No. Read more...

Photo: Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball to face No. 1 USC, No. 5 Pepperdine two weeks into season

In only their second week of competition, the Bruins will face two top-five teams. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (3-1) will take on No. 5 Pepperdine (2-1) and No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Emma Schanz has already qualified to compete in her third consecutive NCAA championships this season. Schanz also competed in the Olympic trials in 2016. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Bruin propels swimming career through motivation, perseverance

When the weather got bad, and practice was canceled, most kids would go home and enjoy the rest of the day. Emma and Dylan Schanz’s passion for swimming kept them by the pool. Read more...

Photo: Junior Emma Schanz has already qualified to compete in her third consecutive NCAA championships this season. Schanz also competed in the Olympic trials in 2016. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Junior Emma Schanz has already qualified to compete in her third consecutive NCAA championships this season. Schanz also competed in the Olympic trials in 2016. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA swimming does a 3-minute meditation at the start of practices to help the swimmers get into a mindset that is entirely focused on swimming, rather than other stressful things in their lives. (Stella Huang

UCLA swim and dive focuses on mental preparedness, high morale

Despite recent losses, the Bruins continue to engage in mental exercises to manage the demands of competing as student-athletes. UCLA swimming and diving (5-5, 2-4 Pac-12) was defeated by No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA swimming does a 3-minute meditation at the start of practices to help the swimmers get into a mindset that is entirely focused on swimming, rather than other stressful things in their lives. (Stella Huang

UCLA swimming does a 3-minute meditation at the start of practices to help the swimmers get into a mindset that is entirely focused on swimming, rather than other stressful things in their lives. (Stella Huang