Monday, September 24

Molly Tracy, a two-time captain and three-time president of the women’s club lacrosse team, ended her UCLA career with a pair of awards: The Women’s College Lacrosse Associates Co-Defender of the Year and the Western Women’s Lacrosse League Division I MVP. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Team captain Molly Tracy shows leadership in four years of club lacrosse

It happened a handful of months after Molly Tracy broke a four-year hiatus from gripping a lacrosse stick. UCLA was on the offensive against Oregon at the 2012 Santa Barbara Shootout tournament. Read more...

Photo: Molly Tracy, a two-time captain and three-time president of the women’s club lacrosse team, ended her UCLA career with a pair of awards: The Women’s College Lacrosse Associates Co-Defender of the Year and the Western Women’s Lacrosse League Division I MVP. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Molly Tracy, a two-time captain and three-time president of the women’s club lacrosse team, ended her UCLA career with a pair of awards: The Women’s College Lacrosse Associates Co-Defender of the Year and the Western Women’s Lacrosse League Division I MVP. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Club rugby player Michelle Rodriguez said she uses the Club Sports Athletic Training Center every day to receive icing, heating, and electrical stimulation on her right shoulder, which she injured in March. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

UCLA’s Club Sports Training Center opens new treatment options for athletes

Tracy Ayers knows that for any athlete, club or varsity, an injury can be devastating. “People come to me when they’re at their worst, when they’re really really hurt and they’re scared. Read more...

Photo: Club rugby player Michelle Rodriguez said she uses the Club Sports Athletic Training Center every day to receive icing, heating, and electrical stimulation on her right shoulder, which she injured in March. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Club rugby player Michelle Rodriguez said she uses the Club Sports Athletic Training Center every day to receive icing, heating, and electrical stimulation on her right shoulder, which she injured in March. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Athletic trainers Tracy Ayers (left) and Jonathan Wu (right) have helped to spearhead the club sports athletic training facility project first put forward by Tony Spino. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Club Sports Training Center takes off, seeks to widen scope of program

In his 37 years as a trainer for UCLA Athletics, Tony Spino had interacted sparingly with Club Sports. So, when Executive Director of Recreation Mick Deluca sent him a message in 2013 asking to talk about a sports medicine program, Spino had no idea that a year later he’d be in charge of taking the program’s fledgling training center off the ground. Read more...

Photo: Athletic trainers Tracy Ayers (left) and Jonathan Wu (right) have helped to spearhead the club sports athletic training facility project first put forward by Tony Spino. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Athletic trainers Tracy Ayers (left) and Jonathan Wu (right) have helped to spearhead the club sports athletic training facility project first put forward by Tony Spino. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Third-year bio-psychology major, Brittany James, treats Clara Goin for a leg injury. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

UCLA looks to model sports medicine program after UCSB’s

Clara Goin walked into the athletic training room in the Robertson Gymnasium at UC Santa Barbara an hour before her soccer match. For the second-year biology student, coming to the center has been a routine occurrence for her the last few weeks. Read more...

Photo: Third-year bio-psychology major, Brittany James, treats Clara Goin for a leg injury. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Third-year bio-psychology major, Brittany James, treats Clara Goin for a leg injury. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Former world-class fencer reignites passion for sport at UCLA

There is a flow about their actions, a sense of regality. Each step filled with equal parts of elegance and precision. They float across the stage, leaping from one side to the other, with quick feet and graceful execution. Read more...

Photo: Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Brothers Peter (right) and Daniel (left) Azzam both stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue the relatively unknown sport of freestyle football. They brought the sport to UCLA, starting the Bruin Freestyle Soccer Academy in the fall of 2013, hoping to expand their community. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brothers’ passion for freestyle football inspires, trascends norms

There’s white lab coats and long lab hours, then there’s freestyle football. Peter and Daniel Azzam are brothers pursuing their dreams in the medical field as fourth-year physical sciences and third-year neuroscience students, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Brothers Peter (right) and Daniel (left) Azzam both stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue the relatively unknown sport of freestyle football. They brought the sport to UCLA, starting the Bruin Freestyle Soccer Academy in the fall of 2013, hoping to expand their community. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brothers Peter (right) and Daniel (left) Azzam both stopped playing soccer in high school to pursue the relatively unknown sport of freestyle football. They brought the sport to UCLA, starting the Bruin Freestyle Soccer Academy in the fall of 2013, hoping to expand their community. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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