In the midst of worldwide protests, UCLA gymnastics sophomore Margzetta Fraizer has used her platform to help educate people about racism and support the Black Lives Matter movement. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25, protests over racial inequality and police brutality have taken place in all 50 states and various countries across the world.
To the casual observer, UCLA men’s and women’s water polo coach Adam Wright standing poolside shouting with a clipboard in hand may seem scary.
“At first, he’s pretty intimidating,” said redshirt freshman goalkeeper Georgia Phillips.
Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez can still remember the moment her son took his first steps.
Her son – Mikey Perez – was just a toddler, traveling with his mother and the UCLA softball team in Oklahoma City when he walked for the first time in a hotel room, with the whole team surrounding him.
This post was updated April 8 at 10:05 a.m.
People typically celebrate birthdays surrounded by the people who mean the most to them.
This year was no different for Shannon Perry-LeBeauf, UCLA women’s basketball associate head coach.
Translated into English, the Spanish word literally means family.
But that translation wouldn’t be complete.
The word spans further than just the immediate family: brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents.
In November, UCLA women’s basketball was knotted at 56 against UCF in its first road game of the season – and Charisma Osborne’s first contest away from Pauley Pavilion of her collegiate career.
Natalie Chou understood she had to work twice as hard to make it.
And her mother, Quanli Li, never let her forget it.
“She’s a mom first but a coach second,” said UCLA women’s basketball redshirt junior guard Chou.
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