Friday, November 16

The Bruins are returning six starters from last season's lineup and bringing in six new recruits for the 2018 season. UCLA women's volleyball released its schedule for this year on June 18, and should have a strong showing this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Bruins are returning six starters from last season's lineup and bringing in six new recruits for the 2018 season. UCLA women's volleyball released its schedule for this year on June 18, and should have a strong showing this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Graduating UCLA men's basketball center Thomas Welsh started in 94 of the 132 games he appeared in over his four-year career with the Bruins. He recorded more than 1,200 points and 1,000 rebounds in his career. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Graduating UCLA men's basketball center Thomas Welsh started in 94 of the 132 games he appeared in over his four-year career with the Bruins. He recorded more than 1,200 points and 1,000 rebounds in his career. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduating Bruin Elise Zappia said UCLA beach volleyball's new locker room was well-earned. The program won its first-ever NCAA title from the loser's bracket after knocking off Florida State in the championship dual. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Graduating Bruin Elise Zappia said UCLA beach volleyball's new locker room was well-earned. The program won its first-ever NCAA title from the loser's bracket after knocking off Florida State in the championship dual. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Graduating UCLA women's basketball guard Kelli Hayes helped lead the Bruins to their first Elite Eight appearance since 1999 during her senior season. Hayes is one of three seniors who will be graduating this year. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior signoffs: Kelli Hayes reflects on basketball and her humanitarian growth along the way

As a student-athlete, UCLA has opened my eyes and given me experiences that I could only dream of before arriving on campus. I was fortunate to receive the opportunity to have my senses awakened by the pothole-filled streets of Westwood that wrecked my Jetta’s tires, to expand my knowledge through the gender studies department, to develop leadership skills on and off the court, and lastly, to gain perspective, giving way to a constant desire for finding the commonalities among things seen as different and to hold a relentless pursuit for saving the world one person at a time. Read more...

Graduating UCLA women's basketball guard Kelli Hayes helped lead the Bruins to their first Elite Eight appearance since 1999 during her senior season. Hayes is one of three seniors who will be graduating this year. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Tanner’s Take: Finding valuable life lessons in a sports cliche -30-

This is my collegiate recap, something of a career-ending column to remember the past four years. So let’s take a look back. My first lesson in the Daily Bruin Sports section was to never use the tired phrase that coaches and players love to recycle: “We’re just taking things one game at a time.” It’s a boring cliche that tells the reader nothing. Read more...

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