Sunday, July 21

Juniors Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara clinched the Bruins' win over Stanford on Friday in the Pac-12 championships. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Beach volleyball thriving in Pac-12 championships, looking to extend win streak

The Bruins still have not lost a match. They haven’t even dropped a set. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (32-3) breezed past No. 4-seeded Stanford (17-12) on Friday afternoon for its second consecutive sweep in the Pac-12 championships. Read more...

Photo: Juniors Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara clinched the Bruins' win over Stanford on Friday in the Pac-12 championships. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Juniors Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara clinched the Bruins' win over Stanford on Friday in the Pac-12 championships. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Lily Justine and partner junior Sarah Sponcil defeated their Utah opponents in straight sets Thursday in the Bruins' win over the Utes. No. 1 seed UCLA will now move on to face No. 4 seed Stanford in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball defeats Utah, takes each match in straight sets

Lily Justine took care of business on the sand, but she had to switch gears quickly. The sophomore and junior Sarah Sponcil trounced the Utes 21-11, 21-7 to put the Bruins up 4-0 – just in time for Justine to take her genetics midterm. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Lily Justine and partner junior Sarah Sponcil defeated their Utah opponents in straight sets Thursday in the Bruins' win over the Utes. No. 1 seed UCLA will now move on to face No. 4 seed Stanford in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Lily Justine and partner junior Sarah Sponcil defeated their Utah opponents in straight sets Thursday in the Bruins' win over the Utes. No. 1 seed UCLA will now move on to face No. 4 seed Stanford in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball won’t let the wind blow away its chance to win

The Bruins have been persistently studying the wind. In practice Tuesday, the team hauled portable nets down to the Santa Monica beaches to imitate a wind direction that it will face in its last regular season match. Read more...

Photo: Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Monique Billings was selected 15th overall by the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA draft Thursday night in New York. She averaged 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in four years as a member of UCLA women’s basketball. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Monique Billings selected 15th overall to Atlanta Dream in WNBA draft

The Atlanta Dream selected former UCLA forward Monique Billings as the 15th pick in the second round of the WNBA draft Thursday afternoon. Billings holds the UCLA women’s basketball career blocks record with 228 and has the second-most career rebounds in school history. Read more...

Photo: Monique Billings was selected 15th overall by the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA draft Thursday night in New York. She averaged 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in four years as a member of UCLA women’s basketball. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Monique Billings was selected 15th overall by the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA draft Thursday night in New York. She averaged 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in four years as a member of UCLA women’s basketball. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Jordin Canada was selected fifth overall by the Seattle Storm in the WNBA draft Thursday night in New York. She averaged 15.5 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in four years as a member of UCLA women’s basketball. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Jordin Canada selected fifth overall to Seattle Storm in WNBA draft

The Seattle Storm selected former UCLA guard Jordin Canada as the fifth pick in the WNBA draft Thursday afternoon. Canada led UCLA women’s basketball to a program record of three straight Sweet 16 appearances and an Elite 8 finish during her senior season. Read more...

Photo: Jordin Canada was selected fifth overall by the Seattle Storm in the WNBA draft Thursday night in New York. She averaged 15.5 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in four years as a member of UCLA women’s basketball. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Jordin Canada was selected fifth overall by the Seattle Storm in the WNBA draft Thursday night in New York. She averaged 15.5 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in four years as a member of UCLA women’s basketball. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior Nicole McNamara and partner, junior Megan McNamara, went undefeated this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic, helping grow the Bruins' win streak to 25. This is the longest win streak in UCLA history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball looks to capitalize on success in postseason

The Bruins will have another stab at capitalizing on the regular season’s success in the postseason – this time with a more experienced, deep roster. No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara and partner, junior Megan McNamara, went undefeated this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic, helping grow the Bruins' win streak to 25. This is the longest win streak in UCLA history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Nicole McNamara and partner, junior Megan McNamara, went undefeated this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic, helping grow the Bruins' win streak to 25. This is the longest win streak in UCLA history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Senior point guard Jordin Canada (left) and her teammate, sophomore forward Ally Rosenblum, celebrated the Bruins' third straight trip to the Sweet 16 this season. The victory over Creighton on March 19 was Canada's final home game at UCLA. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Seniors leave behind extensive legacy for women’s basketball

Leaving a legacy – that’s why they chose UCLA. “The word ‘legacy’ is a powerful word. Most people think of it as banners and winning tournaments,” said senior guard Kelli Hayes. Read more...

Photo: Senior point guard Jordin Canada (left) and her teammate, sophomore forward Ally Rosenblum, celebrated the Bruins' third straight trip to the Sweet 16 this season. The victory over Creighton on March 19 was Canada's final home game at UCLA. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior point guard Jordin Canada (left) and her teammate, sophomore forward Ally Rosenblum, celebrated the Bruins' third straight trip to the Sweet 16 this season. The victory over Creighton on March 19 was Canada's final home game at UCLA. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)


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