Tuesday, May 21

Senior gymnast Vanessa Zamarripa holds back tears as she is comforted by coach Valorie Kondos Field after scoring a 9.100 on vault, the final event for the Bruins in Saturday’s NCAA team championships. The team placed fourth behind Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama despite an early lead.

Mansi Sheth: Hard end to a tough season for gymnastics

I blinked for a second during Vanessa Zamarripa’s vault in Saturday’s team finals. She landed on her knees and I blinked again. Wait, what? Was that practice? Read more...

Photo: Senior gymnast Vanessa Zamarripa holds back tears as she is comforted by coach Valorie Kondos Field after scoring a 9.100 on vault, the final event for the Bruins in Saturday’s NCAA team championships. The team placed fourth behind Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama despite an early lead.

Senior gymnast Vanessa Zamarripa holds back tears as she is comforted by coach Valorie Kondos Field after scoring a 9.100 on vault, the final event for the Bruins in Saturday’s NCAA team championships. The team placed fourth behind Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama despite an early lead.





Freshman gymnast Sophina DeJesus was a successful dancer and actress as a child, encouraged to pursue her talents by dance choreographer and actress Debbie Allen. She was on a children’s television show called “Hip Hop Harry,” and also appeared on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Maury.”

The Show Goes On: UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus shines as a performer

At age 13, Sophina DeJesus faced a difficult decision. The last year had been a whirlwind of traveling the world in order to act and dance professionally. Read more...

Photo: Freshman gymnast Sophina DeJesus was a successful dancer and actress as a child, encouraged to pursue her talents by dance choreographer and actress Debbie Allen. She was on a children’s television show called “Hip Hop Harry,” and also appeared on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Maury.”

Freshman gymnast Sophina DeJesus was a successful dancer and actress as a child, encouraged to pursue her talents by dance choreographer and actress Debbie Allen. She was on a children’s television show called “Hip Hop Harry,” and also appeared on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Maury.”

While senior Vanessa Zamarripa had a fall on the beam, her other scores and those of her teammates pushed UCLA to a second-place finish.

Gymnastics overlooks stumbles, places second at NCAA Regionals

Over the weekend, UCLA gymnastics competed in what could have been its last meet of the season – the NCAA Columbus Regional. But by clinching second place at the regionals, the Bruins earned a spot at the 2013 NCAA Championships, which will take place later this month at Pauley Pavillion. Read more...

Photo: While senior Vanessa Zamarripa had a fall on the beam, her other scores and those of her teammates pushed UCLA to a second-place finish.

While senior Vanessa Zamarripa had a fall on the beam, her other scores and those of her teammates pushed UCLA to a second-place finish.


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