Madilyn Nickles will offer the Bruins tremendous depth in the circle. The freshman will join three battle-tested pitchers as well as highly touted redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia. (USA Softball)
Madilyn Nickles will offer the Bruins tremendous depth in the circle. The freshman will join three battle-tested pitchers as well as highly touted redshirt freshman Rachel Garcia. (USA Softball)

The International Olympic Committee voted softball back into the lineup of Olympic sports last week, much to the UCLA assistant coach Lisa Fernandez' liking. Fernandez was a member of the inaugural gold-medal winning team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
The International Olympic Committee voted softball back into the lineup of Olympic sports last week, much to the UCLA assistant coach Lisa Fernandez' liking. Fernandez was a member of the inaugural gold-medal winning team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Delaney Spaulding played shortstop and batted deep in the order for Team USA, allowing the rising senior to cash in a lot of runners. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Delaney Spaulding played shortstop and batted deep in the order for Team USA, allowing the rising senior to cash in a lot of runners. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After totaling just one home run across 620 at-bats during her UCLA career, outfielder Allexis Bennett has already gone deep twice this summer for team USA. She is one of six Bruins representing the United States on the international stage. (Daily Bruin file photo)
After totaling just one home run across 620 at-bats during her UCLA career, outfielder Allexis Bennett has already gone deep twice this summer for team USA. She is one of six Bruins representing the United States on the international stage. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Lisa Fernandez (right) was the first softball player to win the Honda Cup in 1993. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)
Lisa Fernandez (right) was the first softball player to win the Honda Cup in 1993. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Adam Krikorian is one of eight Bruins who will be inducted in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. The former player and coach won 15 national titles in Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Adam Krikorian is one of eight Bruins who will be inducted in the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. The former player and coach won 15 national titles in Westwood. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Delaney Spaulding kicked off the summer playing the USA National Softball team. The rising senior infielder started the first two games for USA, but was a combined 0-3 with three walks at the plate. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Delaney Spaulding kicked off the summer playing the USA National Softball team. The rising senior infielder started the first two games for USA, but was a combined 0-3 with three walks at the plate. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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