Wednesday, September 26

Madison Kocian made her return to floor exercise and scored 9.900 on Sunday in No. 2 UCLA's win over No. 8 Oregon State. The sophomore had previously only competed on balance beam this season. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Gymnastics faces busy schedule, balances roster to battle fatigue

Coach Valorie Kondos Field said she does not fear going after the Bruin gymnasts’ weaknesses. “We all have weaknesses, so let’s attack (them),” Kondos Field said. Read more...

Photo: Madison Kocian made her return to floor exercise and scored 9.900 on Sunday in No. 2 UCLA's win over No. 8 Oregon State. The sophomore had previously only competed on balance beam this season. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Madison Kocian made her return to floor exercise and scored 9.900 on Sunday in No. 2 UCLA's win over No. 8 Oregon State. The sophomore had previously only competed on balance beam this season. (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Junior Katelyn Ohashi has scored a 9.975 or better in UCLA's last two home meets against Oklahoma and Utah. The No. 3 Bruins will host the No. 8 Oregon State Beavers on Sunday for their third top-10 matchup in Pauley Pavilion this month. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA gymnastics to face third top-10 opponent of the month

The Bruins will face another top-10 opponent with the support of their home fans. No. 3 UCLA gymnastics (9-2, 2-1 Pac-12) will take on No. 8 Oregon State (4-2, 3-2) in a dual meet Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Junior Katelyn Ohashi has scored a 9.975 or better in UCLA's last two home meets against Oklahoma and Utah. The No. 3 Bruins will host the No. 8 Oregon State Beavers on Sunday for their third top-10 matchup in Pauley Pavilion this month. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Katelyn Ohashi has scored a 9.975 or better in UCLA's last two home meets against Oklahoma and Utah. The No. 3 Bruins will host the No. 8 Oregon State Beavers on Sunday for their third top-10 matchup in Pauley Pavilion this month. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman Anna Glenn was injured last season and made her collegiate debut earlier this season. Against Utah, she scored a 9.800 on vault and performed exhibition routines in two other events. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA gymnastics’ lowerclassmen present strong showing in recent meets

In their last meet, the Bruins had 14 scores of 9.850 or above. Eight of them came from one recruiting class. No. 3 UCLA gymnastics (9-2, 2-1 Pac-12) is led by a strong class of second-year competitors. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman Anna Glenn was injured last season and made her collegiate debut earlier this season. Against Utah, she scored a 9.800 on vault and performed exhibition routines in two other events. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman Anna Glenn was injured last season and made her collegiate debut earlier this season. Against Utah, she scored a 9.800 on vault and performed exhibition routines in two other events. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


The No. 2 Bruins traveled to Berkeley to nab their second-best score this season against No. 23 California. UCLA boasts the biggest roster of the top five teams in the country. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA gymnastics shows increases in roster size, diversity in lineup

UCLA gymnastics has a large roster, and it’s showed its strength this past week with its fourth straight score above 197 – while competing with more gymnasts than many schools have on their roster. Read more...

Photo: The No. 2 Bruins traveled to Berkeley to nab their second-best score this season against No. 23 California. UCLA boasts the biggest roster of the top five teams in the country. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

The No. 2 Bruins traveled to Berkeley to nab their second-best score this season against No. 23 California. UCLA boasts the biggest roster of the top five teams in the country. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior Napualani Hall made her way back into the floor exercise lineup and scored a 9.900, along with a 9.950 on vault. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Gymnastics takes close win while showcasing consistency, team depth

Coach Valorie Kondos Field brought out a lineup that highlighted the Bruins’ depth, and it led to another conference victory. No. 4 UCLA gymnastics (9-1, 2-0 Pac-12) beat California (5-4, 1-3) by a score of 197.750 to 197.225 in a dual meet Saturday in Berkeley. Read more...

Photo: Senior Napualani Hall made her way back into the floor exercise lineup and scored a 9.900, along with a 9.950 on vault. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Senior Napualani Hall made her way back into the floor exercise lineup and scored a 9.900, along with a 9.950 on vault. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Senior JaNay Honest's journey of joining UCLA gymnastics started on a playground in her elementary school years and included some stops in Westwood along the way. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior gymnast earns scholarship after three years as a walk-on

Some collegiate gymnasts get their start in elite clubs when they first start to walk. Others have parents who were gymnasts, so they grow up around the sport. Read more...

Photo: Senior JaNay Honest's journey of joining UCLA gymnastics started on a playground in her elementary school years and included some stops in Westwood along the way. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior JaNay Honest's journey of joining UCLA gymnastics started on a playground in her elementary school years and included some stops in Westwood along the way. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)