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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)


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)


Team captain Gina Phillipi, a 3rd-year political science student, said it was Kirk Lee coming onto the team as a freshman-and taking over a team that did not have experience within their key leaders-that solidified the team's status today. 
(Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

UCLA club water ski members find niche at Ironwood Lake

With the sun reflecting off the calm lake and a cool breeze in the blue skies, laughter can be heard in the distance from the smiling faces scattered around the shore. Read more...

Photo: Team captain Gina Phillipi, a 3rd-year political science student, said it was Kirk Lee coming onto the team as a freshman-and taking over a team that did not have experience within their key leaders-that solidified the team's status today. (Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Team captain Gina Phillipi, a 3rd-year political science student, said it was Kirk Lee coming onto the team as a freshman-and taking over a team that did not have experience within their key leaders-that solidified the team's status today. 
(Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Bruins hold seventh annual Prom Dress Rugby game

The average girl does not accessorize her prom dress with a mouthpiece. But members of the women’s club rugby team did just that on Monday, sporting flamboyant gowns as they participated in the club’s seventh annual Prom Dress Rugby game, an intra-squad challenge designed to promote the team and the sport. Read more...

Photo: Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)


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