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Kennedy Burke makes rookie WNBA debut, joining other former Bruins in the pros

The WNBA preseason is underway. Former UCLA women’s basketball guard Kennedy Burke made her WNBA debut this week, while former Bruins, guard Jordin Canada and forward Monique Billings, enter their second seasons in the league. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA women’s basketball guard Kennedy Burke made her WNBA debut this week with the Dallas Wings. Burke logged a team-high 11 points in the Wings’ first preseason game against the Atlanta Dream. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: May 8

Beach volleyballJack Perez, Daily Bruin staff The Bruins defended their national title and picked up a few awards. UCLA beach volleyball ended their season with two duos being named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team for their play at the NCAA championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Read more...

Photo: (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Savvy Simo talks intersection of athletic success and mental well-being

Thirteen UCLA student-athletes spoke out about mental health over a month ago. Savvy Simo wasn’t one of them. But the junior indoor and beach volleyball player said she knew UCLA Athletics was releasing a video March 14 that allowed student-athletes to tell their stories. Read more...

Photo: Junior Savvy Simo will be only one of four players returning from UCLA beach volleyball’s championship lineup from the 2018 season when the Bruins won their first national title. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s soccer hires Ryan Jorden as program’s next head coach

The Bruins have found their replacement. UCLA men’s soccer has hired Ryan Jorden to be the program’s next coach, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced Monday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s soccer hired University of the Pacific’s Ryan Jorden to be its new head coach Monday. Jorden will replace former Bruin coach Jorge Salcedo, who resigned March 21. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Women’s basketball rebuilds after rocky start, securing foundation for next year

There was no blueprint, floor plan or contractor. But when tasked to build a house at the beginning of the season, the Bruins exceeded that expectation. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women’s basketball finished the season 22-13, winning 13 of its last 17 games. The Bruins overcame a 3-5 start and made its fourth consecutive Sweet 16 for the first time in program history. (Bridgette Baron/Daily Bruin)

Women’s basketball’s tournament run ends as it falls to UConn in Sweet 16

This post was updated March 29 at 7:37 p.m. ALBANY, N.Y. — In the last game of her collegiate career, Kennedy Burke walked off the court to hug coach Cori Close. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Kennedy Burke finished with a double-double in her final game as a Bruin. UCLA women’s basketball fell 69-61 to UConn in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

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