Monday, January 22

Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee recorded a 9.850 on the balance beam and a 9.925 on the uneven bars at the NCAA regional meet last Saturday. Lee was also named named the 2017 NACGC/W West Region Gymnast of the Year. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Gymnastics qualifies for NCAA semifinals despite low-scoring meet

No. 5 UCLA gymnastics advanced to the national semifinals in St. Louis with the lowest score of the six regional champions. The other five scored above 197, while the Bruins posted a 196.8, far below the school’s regular season average of 197.121. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee recorded a 9.850 on the balance beam and a 9.925 on the uneven bars at the NCAA regional meet last Saturday. Lee was also named named the 2017 NACGC/W West Region Gymnast of the Year. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee recorded a 9.850 on the balance beam and a 9.925 on the uneven bars at the NCAA regional meet last Saturday. Lee was also named named the 2017 NACGC/W West Region Gymnast of the Year. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Madison Kocian scored a meet-leading 9.95 on the uneven bars and finished second in the all-around with a 39.375, as UCLA gymnastics won its NCAA regional with a score of 196.800. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Gymnastics takes home first place at NCAA regional meet

No. 5 UCLA gymnastics needed one more victory to get to St. Louis, the site of the 2017 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Despite score-killing miscues on the balance beam to open the meet, the team navigated the tricky NCAA regional waters on Saturday, scoring a 196.800 and claiming a spot in national semifinals with a first-place finish. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Madison Kocian scored a meet-leading 9.95 on the uneven bars and finished second in the all-around with a 39.375, as UCLA gymnastics won its NCAA regional with a score of 196.800. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Madison Kocian scored a meet-leading 9.95 on the uneven bars and finished second in the all-around with a 39.375, as UCLA gymnastics won its NCAA regional with a score of 196.800. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Kyla Ross scored the first perfect 10 on the balance beam in the history of the Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday. Ross was also voted as the conference's freshman of the year by Pac-12 coaches. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnastics stumbles in Pac-12 championship, earns third place

Gymnastics is not a sport structured around halves, but No. 3 UCLA looked like two different teams in the first two rotations and second two rotations. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Kyla Ross scored the first perfect 10 on the balance beam in the history of the Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday. Ross was also voted as the conference's freshman of the year by Pac-12 coaches. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Kyla Ross scored the first perfect 10 on the balance beam in the history of the Pac-12 women's gymnastics championship Saturday. Ross was also voted as the conference's freshman of the year by Pac-12 coaches. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Madison Kocian will return to her customary lineup position in all four events Saturday when UCLA gymnastics attends the Pac-12 championships. Kocian rested in the Bruins' final regular season meet against North Carolina on Sunday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Gymnastics enters Pac-12 championships looking to defend title

Last year, UCLA claimed the Pac-12 crown with a score of 197.25. The nearest competitor posted a 196.925. For the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, the field has improved. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Madison Kocian will return to her customary lineup position in all four events Saturday when UCLA gymnastics attends the Pac-12 championships. Kocian rested in the Bruins' final regular season meet against North Carolina on Sunday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman Madison Kocian will return to her customary lineup position in all four events Saturday when UCLA gymnastics attends the Pac-12 championships. Kocian rested in the Bruins' final regular season meet against North Carolina on Sunday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman Macy Toronjo recovered from a torn rotator cuff she sustained as a high school senior, only to be diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease at the start of this school year. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnast excels on floor after overcoming injury, rare disease

Next time redshirt freshman Macy Toronjo steps onto the blue mat for her floor routine, look past her posing and her affectations. That’s all part of the performance, part of the character she pretends to be. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman Macy Toronjo recovered from a torn rotator cuff she sustained as a high school senior, only to be diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease at the start of this school year. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman Macy Toronjo recovered from a torn rotator cuff she sustained as a high school senior, only to be diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease at the start of this school year. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Katelyn Ohashi scored one of UCLA's two perfect 10s Sunday against North Carolina. The perfect score was Ohashi's second in two weeks. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Two perfect 10s close out gymnastics’ final home meet, senior day

Cliches are cliches for a reason. They happen too often not to be recognized. On Sunday afternoon in Pauley Pavilion, when No. 4 UCLA gymnastics (9-2, 5-1 Pac-12) defeated North Carolina (6-3, 3-0 East Atlantic Gymnastics League) 197.8-195.4, they were everywhere. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Katelyn Ohashi scored one of UCLA's two perfect 10s Sunday against North Carolina. The perfect score was Ohashi's second in two weeks. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Katelyn Ohashi scored one of UCLA's two perfect 10s Sunday against North Carolina. The perfect score was Ohashi's second in two weeks. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)



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