Tuesday, January 23

Justin Saco (right), a fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student, and Matthew Wai, a fourth-year physiological science student, created Rockin' Autism, a program meant to teach children with autism rock climbing, in the hope that the kids on the autism spectrum develop social and motor skills. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

UCLA student initiative Rockin’ Autism combines sport with therapy

Head tilted back, arms crossed, gazing up at the wall, Justin Saco encouraged Marco Zepeda, 13, to keep climbing. Nervous of the height and unsure of what to do next, Marco asked to come down, but Saco wasn’t ready to let him give up. Read more...

Photo: Justin Saco (right), a fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student, and Matthew Wai, a fourth-year physiological science student, created Rockin' Autism, a program meant to teach children with autism rock climbing, in the hope that the kids on the autism spectrum develop social and motor skills. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Justin Saco (right), a fourth-year microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics student, and Matthew Wai, a fourth-year physiological science student, created Rockin' Autism, a program meant to teach children with autism rock climbing, in the hope that the kids on the autism spectrum develop social and motor skills. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)



Freshman Ashwin Narkar (left) and sophomore Stephanie Lam (right) are both representing the United States in badminton at the World University Games. (Courtesy of USA Badminton)

Bruin badminton players at World University Games aim to promote sport

This week, 550 elite American athletes traveled to Gwangju, South Korea, to compete on the world stage at the World University Games. While some of the athletes play bigger sports like basketball or water polo, many will make their mark in the lesser-known competitions. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Ashwin Narkar (left) and sophomore Stephanie Lam (right) are both representing the United States in badminton at the World University Games. (Courtesy of USA Badminton)

Freshman Ashwin Narkar (left) and sophomore Stephanie Lam (right) are both representing the United States in badminton at the World University Games. (Courtesy of USA Badminton)

Tim Maytom (second from right) and the UCLA men's rowing 4+ boat got silver at the 2015 ACRA Championships. The recent graduate is rowing for the U.S. in the World University Games. (Courtesy of UCLA men's rowing)

Alumnus rises to global stage, rows for US in World University Games

At a glance, UCLA rower Tim Maytom wouldn’t appear to be a member of the athletic elite. Listed at only 6 feet, 1 inch and 185 pounds, he is considered small compared to the rest of his teammates. Read more...

Photo: Tim Maytom (second from right) and the UCLA men's rowing 4+ boat got silver at the 2015 ACRA Championships. The recent graduate is rowing for the U.S. in the World University Games. (Courtesy of UCLA men's rowing)

Tim Maytom (second from right) and the UCLA men's rowing 4+ boat got silver at the 2015 ACRA Championships. The recent graduate is rowing for the U.S. in the World University Games. (Courtesy of UCLA men's rowing)

Kelly Kosmo ran cross country and swam competitively in high school before injuries sidelined her. She began training on a stationary bike during rehabilitation. Kosmo said the entire process led her to finding success as a triathlete. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Club triathlete sees team members evolve into national champions

Kelly Kosmo just wanted to run. As a high school sophomore, Kosmo was working toward being recruited for cross-country or swimming until stress fractures took her out of the game. Read more...

Photo: Kelly Kosmo ran cross country and swam competitively in high school before injuries sidelined her. She began training on a stationary bike during rehabilitation. Kosmo said the entire process led her to finding success as a triathlete. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kelly Kosmo ran cross country and swam competitively in high school before injuries sidelined her. She began training on a stationary bike during rehabilitation. Kosmo said the entire process led her to finding success as a triathlete. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

This year, UCLA club men's soccer had one of its best seasons to date. The team registered a 7-1 record, reaching the quarterfinals of a national tournament and taking first place in an invitational. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s club soccer looks to loss to strengthen program’s future

The men’s club soccer team registered a 7-1 record in league play, reached the quarterfinals of a national tournament and took first place in an invitational this year. Read more...

Photo: This year, UCLA club men's soccer had one of its best seasons to date. The team registered a 7-1 record, reaching the quarterfinals of a national tournament and taking first place in an invitational. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

This year, UCLA club men's soccer had one of its best seasons to date. The team registered a 7-1 record, reaching the quarterfinals of a national tournament and taking first place in an invitational. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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