UCLA beach volleyball senior Madi Yeomans had her final collegiate season cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. But she has been making the most of her newfound free time by producing a cooking show on Instagram TV. (Screen capture by Jacqueline Dzwonczyk/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration by Emily Dembinski/Daily Bruin staff)
For seven years, Madi Yeomans’ Instagram page was home to picture after picture of her on the beach or in the water.
All those photos are still there, but the more recent posts don’t involve her sport, her team or being outside at all.
The “From the Sidelines” series aims to give student-athletes a chance to share their stories in their own words. The first testimony comes from UCLA indoor and beach volleyball senior Savvy Simo, who has recently announced she will take a fifth year in response to the cancellation of what would have been her eighth campaign as a Bruin.
While the world faces shortages of necessary goods, many people are surrounded by an abundance of one thing: time.
And if it’s possible to keep future goals in focus, extra time can be a good thing, according to some of the current and former UCLA student athletes who had been preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It all came down to court five once again.
And again, juniors Megan Muret and Mac May – a duo that didn’t get to compete against the Trojans in last year’s national championship – pulled out the Bruin victory.
The Bruins swept all around to clinch their final two matchups of the Pac-12 South tournament.
No. 2 UCLA beach volleyball (11-2) swept both Oregon (3-5, 1-1 Pac-12) and Washington (3-4, 0-2) on Sunday afternoon 5-0.
The Tigers have been the team to beat for the Bruins.
No. 1 UCLA (7-2) defeated both Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (0-3) and Tulane (5-2) on Saturday in Louisiana before falling in its final match against No.
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