Sunday, October 20

Coach Valorie Kondos Field said that getting Ellette Craddock back onto the competitive lineup involved a mental exercise to reinforce her convictions. (Tim Bradbury/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Gymnastics’ Ellette Craddock back in starting rotation

Redshirt sophomore Ellette Craddock has had a wobbly career on balance beam. Two years ago, she competed in just one meet for UCLA gymnastics. Last year, she tore a tendon in her finger and had to sit out the season. Read more...

Photo: Coach Valorie Kondos Field said that getting Ellette Craddock back onto the competitive lineup involved a mental exercise to reinforce her convictions. (Tim Bradbury/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach Valorie Kondos Field said that getting Ellette Craddock back onto the competitive lineup involved a mental exercise to reinforce her convictions. (Tim Bradbury/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kassidy Kozai suffered a number of injuries in her time as a gymnast and bounced back after each one. However, she now finds a different way to impact the sport she loves, serving as an undergraduate assistant coach for UCLA gymnastics.

(Joseph Chan/Daily Bruin)

Former gymnast overcomes injuries, finds success as coach

Kassidy Kozai needed surgery to reconstruct a torn medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee three years prior to enrolling in college. Read more...

Photo: Kassidy Kozai suffered a number of injuries in her time as a gymnast and bounced back after each one. However, she now finds a different way to impact the sport she loves, serving as an undergraduate assistant coach for UCLA gymnastics. (Joseph Chan/Daily Bruin)

Kassidy Kozai suffered a number of injuries in her time as a gymnast and bounced back after each one. However, she now finds a different way to impact the sport she loves, serving as an undergraduate assistant coach for UCLA gymnastics.

(Joseph Chan/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA team played the Japan Football Association Academy Fukushima team in Shizuoka. The Bruins won the matchup 2-1. (Courtesy of Amanda Cromwell)

UCLA women’s soccer plays Japan’s INAC Kobe Leonessa

After 14 hours in the air, the UCLA women’s soccer team could finally enjoy the familiar feeling of the earth beneath its feet once again. Only this time, it was the feeling of Japanese soil. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA team played the Japan Football Association Academy Fukushima team in Shizuoka. The Bruins won the matchup 2-1. (Courtesy of Amanda Cromwell)

The UCLA team played the Japan Football Association Academy Fukushima team in Shizuoka. The Bruins won the matchup 2-1. (Courtesy of Amanda Cromwell)


Senior Sydney Sawa said the Bruins were overeager and too tight in the Pac-12 Championships, which led to their struggles. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA gymnastics falls short during Pac-12 Championships

UCLA gymnastics’ performance in the Pac-12 Championships brought back a certain memory for coach Valorie Kondos Field. It was not one from her 24 years of experience coaching the team. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sydney Sawa said the Bruins were overeager and too tight in the Pac-12 Championships, which led to their struggles. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior Sydney Sawa said the Bruins were overeager and too tight in the Pac-12 Championships, which led to their struggles. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior Olivia Courtney celebrates after completing an apparatus. Courtney, along with fellow Sydney Sawa, competed in her final routines at Pauley Pavilion as UCLA defeated Utah State and Bowling Green State in the Bruins' final home meet of the season.

UCLA gymnastics honors seniors with final home win

Danusia Francis had some big shoes to fill. The sophomore was up next on beam. Just prior, the chants of “10” from the crowd after redshirt junior Samantha Peszek’s beam routine turned into jeers at the judges after they unveiled a 9.925. Read more...

Photo: Senior Olivia Courtney celebrates after completing an apparatus. Courtney, along with fellow Sydney Sawa, competed in her final routines at Pauley Pavilion as UCLA defeated Utah State and Bowling Green State in the Bruins' final home meet of the season.

Senior Olivia Courtney celebrates after completing an apparatus. Courtney, along with fellow Sydney Sawa, competed in her final routines at Pauley Pavilion as UCLA defeated Utah State and Bowling Green State in the Bruins' final home meet of the season.



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