Thursday, January 19


Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee led the Bruins with a 9.95 on the uneven bars, and she tied for the second-highest UCLA score on the balance beam with a 9.90 against Oklahoma. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee led the Bruins with a 9.95 on the uneven bars, and she tied for the second-highest UCLA score on the balance beam with a 9.90 against Oklahoma. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior JaNay Honest was only slated to perform on the uneven bars, but she was forced into action on the vault and floor exercise after injuries to several of her teammates. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Junior JaNay Honest was only slated to perform on the uneven bars, but she was forced into action on the vault and floor exercise after injuries to several of her teammates. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

In the season-opening meet against then-No. 14 Arkansas, freshman Felicia Hano scored a 9.825 on the vault, but recorded a meet-low 9.050 on the floor exercise after falling during a pass. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

New members of UCLA gymnastics ready for meet against No. 2 Oklahoma

First meets are good barometers, especially for a team with 10 new freshmen. The collegiate atmosphere proved to be an obstacle. “We weren’t prepared for the crowd and how amped up everyone was going to be, and I think we didn’t know how to channel that energy to help improve our gymnastics,” said freshman Felicia Hano, who is slated for vault and floor. Read more...

In the season-opening meet against then-No. 14 Arkansas, freshman Felicia Hano scored a 9.825 on the vault, but recorded a meet-low 9.050 on the floor exercise after falling during a pass. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Kyla Ross competed in three events for UCLA against Arkansas despite coming off a tibia injury. Other Bruins are recovering from preseason training, but the coaching staff says they can rely on the depth of the team to step up. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Freshman Kyla Ross competed in three events for UCLA against Arkansas despite coming off a tibia injury. Other Bruins are recovering from preseason training, but the coaching staff says they can rely on the depth of the team to step up. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Madison Kocian, along with her teammate freshman Kyla Ross, became the first Olympic gold medalists in history to compete in NCAA gymnastics. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
Freshman Madison Kocian, along with her teammate freshman Kyla Ross, became the first Olympic gold medalists in history to compete in NCAA gymnastics. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore Madison Preston, last year's NCAA Regional vault co-champion, is one of UCLA's several talented underclassmen. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Gold medalists to lead UCLA gymnastics into 2017 season

Two Olympic gold medalists, a former USA national team member and multiple Level 10 standouts. That’s just part of the UCLA gymnastics freshmen class. The fourth-ranked defending Pac-12 champions, coming off a fifth-place finish at last year’s NCAA championship, will usher in their fresh talent beginning Saturday against No. Read more...

Sophomore Madison Preston, last year's NCAA Regional vault co-champion, is one of UCLA's several talented underclassmen. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)


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