Saturday, May 26

Nick’s Notes: UCLA Athletics gaining momentum, bringing home national titles

UCLA's year-long national championship draught ended in December with men's water polo's win over USC and since then Bruin teams – gymnastics and beach volleyball – have taken titles, giving the university 116 overall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA's year-long national championship draught ended in December with men's water polo's win over USC and since then Bruin teams – gymnastics and beach volleyball – have taken titles, giving the university 116 overall. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

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As a transfer student, my time at UCLA is half that of the typical four years. Transfers have to settle for half the classes, half the experiences and perhaps most tragically of all, half the number of sporting events as a student.


Freshman Devon Bling and UCLA men's golf will begin play at the NCAA championship Friday in Oklahoma. Bling had the highest individual finish of any Bruin at the NCAA regional last week. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)
Freshman Devon Bling and UCLA men's golf will begin play at the NCAA championship Friday in Oklahoma. Bling had the highest individual finish of any Bruin at the NCAA regional last week. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson has been linked to UCLA track and field for much longer than the two years she's been a Bruin. Her grandfather was good friends with UCLA legend Rafer Johnson. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)
Senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson has been linked to UCLA track and field for much longer than the two years she's been a Bruin. Her grandfather was good friends with UCLA legend Rafer Johnson. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior utility Madeline Jelenicki had a big night against Arizona in the Bruins' first game of the Super Regional, launching two home runs and collecting 3 RBIs. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)
Senior utility Madeline Jelenicki had a big night against Arizona in the Bruins' first game of the Super Regional, launching two home runs and collecting 3 RBIs. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Senior sinkerballer Jake Bird went the distance Thursday, tossing a complete game and allowing just 2 earned runs on five hits. The Bruins' offense, however, could not get any runs on the board and Bird took the loss as UCLA fell 2-0 to Oregon State. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Senior sinkerballer Jake Bird went the distance Thursday, tossing a complete game and allowing just 2 earned runs on five hits. The Bruins' offense, however, could not get any runs on the board and Bird took the loss as UCLA fell 2-0 to Oregon State. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Jada Hart of UCLA women's tennis wears a "J" necklace around her neck, standing for "Jada" and "Jesus." During a tough match, the rising redshirt junior said she grabs the necklace to focus on herself and not dwell on the outside pressures. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Jada Hart of UCLA women's tennis wears a "J" necklace around her neck, standing for "Jada" and "Jesus." During a tough match, the rising redshirt junior said she grabs the necklace to focus on herself and not dwell on the outside pressures. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

(Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)
(Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)


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