Saturday, August 24

(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin)
(Cody Wilson/Daily Bruin)

Chrissy Baird was a part of the UCLA women's basketball team for five seasons before graduating. After leaving her sport behind, the guard struggled to redefine herself outside of athletics. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)
Chrissy Baird was a part of the UCLA women's basketball team for five seasons before graduating. After leaving her sport behind, the guard struggled to redefine herself outside of athletics. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Adalberto "Albert" Duran has been working at Oakley's Barber Shop in Westwood for over 40 years, and has cut the hair of multiple well-known UCLA athletes and coaches such as John Wooden, Josh Rosen and Chip Kelly. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Local barber cuts out place in Westwood as the go-to for renowned Bruin athletes

The Rose Bowl. Pauley Pavillion. Adalberto “Albert” Duran’s station in Oakley’s Barber Shop. All have hosted some of UCLA’s most legendary athletes and coaches. Duran has been working at Oakley’s, a barbershop on Gayley Avenue in Westwood, for over 40 years and has cut the hair of widely recognized Bruin athletes and coaches such as John Wooden, Reggie Miller and Troy Aikman. Read more...

Adalberto "Albert" Duran has been working at Oakley's Barber Shop in Westwood for over 40 years, and has cut the hair of multiple well-known UCLA athletes and coaches such as John Wooden, Josh Rosen and Chip Kelly. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Assistant coach Lisa Fernandez has worked with her pitching staff on and off the field this season. The former UCLA pitcher helped lead UCLA softball to the 2019 NCAA championship. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
Assistant coach Lisa Fernandez has worked with her pitching staff on and off the field this season. The former UCLA pitcher helped lead UCLA softball to the 2019 NCAA championship. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Junior long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker has been the long snapper on every kick and punt for UCLA football over the past three seasons. Den Bleyker attended the Rubio Long Snapping camps in high school. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Junior long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker has been the long snapper on every kick and punt for UCLA football over the past three seasons. Den Bleyker attended the Rubio Long Snapping camps in high school. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men's golf senior Patrick Murphy grew up playing both golf and hockey in his hometown of Crossfield, Alberta. Murphy suffered an elbow injury at age 13 that played a role in his decision to give up hockey in favor of golf. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)
UCLA men's golf senior Patrick Murphy grew up playing both golf and hockey in his hometown of Crossfield, Alberta. Murphy suffered an elbow injury at age 13 that played a role in his decision to give up hockey in favor of golf. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Centennial Issue: Miss Val

Valorie Kondos Field tells her athletes that changed plans aren’t scary – they’re exciting. And she would know. Kondos Field, whom the nation has nicknamed “Miss Val,” has captained seven national championship-winning teams during her time with UCLA gymnastics. Read more...

(Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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