Monday, May 20

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 men’s tennis will host UNLV on Saturday and will look to rebound from its first loss of the season. Senior Martin Redlicki is currently the top-ranked athlete in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Singles Ranking and has held that spot since November. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Weekend in Preview: Softball commences 56-game season, swim and dive to face USC

SoftballNicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor UCLA softball’s 56-game campaign begins this weekend. The No. 4 Bruins will face four different opponents this weekend – none of whom are ranked. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s tennis will host UNLV on Saturday and will look to rebound from its first loss of the season. Senior Martin Redlicki is currently the top-ranked athlete in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Singles Ranking and has held that spot since November. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis will host UNLV on Saturday and will look to rebound from its first loss of the season. Senior Martin Redlicki is currently the top-ranked athlete in the Oracle/ITA Division I Men’s National Singles Ranking and has held that spot since November. (Pinkie Su/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

Junior diver Eloise Belanger finished first in the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions and second on platform. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Swim and dive leave opposition floundering in its wake

The Bruins brought home a victory against the Beavers and also secured gold-medal dives in their first competitions of 2018. Swimming UCLA swimming (5-3, 2-2 Pac-12) dominated Oregon State (0-5, 0-3) on Friday with a score of 150-88. Read more...

Photo: Junior diver Eloise Belanger finished first in the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions and second on platform. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior diver Eloise Belanger finished first in the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions and second on platform. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA diving had two finishers in the top five in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform competitions at the Georgia Fall Invitational. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive have strong weekend at Texas and Georgia invitationals

The Bruins left Texas with not only personal bests, but a new school record. The No. 25 UCLA swim team (4-3, 1-2 Pac-12) competed against 11 other teams at the four-day Texas Invitational, which ended Saturday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA diving had two finishers in the top five in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform competitions at the Georgia Fall Invitational. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA diving had two finishers in the top five in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform competitions at the Georgia Fall Invitational. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)


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