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Peng-Peng Lee scored a 10 on beam to catapult UCLA over Oklahoma to win the NCAA title. The redshirt senior also scored a perfect 10 on uneven bars in what was her final collegiate competition. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Gymnastics clinches UCLA’s 115th NCAA title in close finish

This post was updated April 21 at 9:26 p.m. ST. LOUIS—The Bruins needed a 9.9750 on the final routine. Just as she did multiple times this season, redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee delivered. Read more...

Photo: Peng-Peng Lee scored a 10 on beam to catapult UCLA over Oklahoma to win the NCAA title. The redshirt senior also scored a perfect 10 on uneven bars in what was her final collegiate competition. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Peng-Peng Lee scored a 10 on beam to catapult UCLA over Oklahoma to win the NCAA title. The redshirt senior also scored a perfect 10 on uneven bars in what was her final collegiate competition. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


UCLA gymnastics scored 49.500 on uneven bars and won its NCAA regional. The Bruins will compete in the semifinals of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships on Friday and will attempt to qualify for the Super Six, which will take place on Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin Photo editor)

UCLA gymnastics trains for NCAA championships, stays upbeat

Coach Valorie Kondos Field said she believes her team is prepared. “They’re ready,” Kondos Field said. “I told the coaching staff that I wish nationals was last weekend because they’re ready.” No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA gymnastics scored 49.500 on uneven bars and won its NCAA regional. The Bruins will compete in the semifinals of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships on Friday and will attempt to qualify for the Super Six, which will take place on Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin Photo editor)

UCLA gymnastics scored 49.500 on uneven bars and won its NCAA regional. The Bruins will compete in the semifinals of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships on Friday and will attempt to qualify for the Super Six, which will take place on Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin Photo editor)

After having shoulder surgery less than a year ago, sophomore Madison Kocian competed in three events at the NCAA regional meet and doesn't show signs of slowing down as the semifinal approaches. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Gymnast Madison Kocian bounces back into form after quick recovery

Madison Kocian does not like to wait. “I’m typically an impatient person,” the sophomore said. Kocian had shoulder surgery in August. The doctors told her to take it easy with her recovery. Read more...

Photo: After having shoulder surgery less than a year ago, sophomore Madison Kocian competed in three events at the NCAA regional meet and doesn't show signs of slowing down as the semifinal approaches. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

After having shoulder surgery less than a year ago, sophomore Madison Kocian competed in three events at the NCAA regional meet and doesn't show signs of slowing down as the semifinal approaches. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

The Pac-12 is now in the middle of intraconference play, and three of the nations top five teams come from the Bruins' home conference. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Conference play continues for Pac-12 softball, baseball teams

Softball Nicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor With conference play in full swing, the No. 1 Washington Huskies are leading the nation and the Pac-12 with a 39-2 overall record and a 10-2 conference record. Read more...

Photo: The Pac-12 is now in the middle of intraconference play, and three of the nations top five teams come from the Bruins' home conference. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The Pac-12 is now in the middle of intraconference play, and three of the nations top five teams come from the Bruins' home conference. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Madison Kocian competed on three events in the Bruins' NCAA regionals victory. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA gymnastics comes out on top in NCAA regional, advances to semifinals

All season, Coach Valorie Kondos Field has been looking for one thing from her team – four good events in a single meet. During the last practice before traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for the NCAA regionals, Kondos Field said the 198.250 at the final home meet of the season against San Jose State – UCLA’s best team score in 14 years – failed to hit that expectation. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Madison Kocian competed on three events in the Bruins' NCAA regionals victory. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Madison Kocian competed on three events in the Bruins' NCAA regionals victory. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Pauline Tratz will be competing in her first NCAA regional this weekend. The freshman was named to the All Pac-12 second team for floor exercise this season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA gymnastics aims to ride Pac-12 success into NCAA regional

The Bruins have one last hurdle before reaching St. Louis and a shot at the national championship. No. 3 UCLA gymnastics (22-2, 4-1 Pac-12) will compete in the NCAA regional in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, hosted by No. Read more...

Photo: Pauline Tratz will be competing in her first NCAA regional this weekend. The freshman was named to the All Pac-12 second team for floor exercise this season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Pauline Tratz will be competing in her first NCAA regional this weekend. The freshman was named to the All Pac-12 second team for floor exercise this season. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)


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