(Katelyn Dang/Illustrations director)
Growing up in Bedford, Texas, Merrick McHenry noticed there weren’t many people who looked like him on the court.
The UCLA men’s volleyball middle blocker grew up in a predominantly white community, playing a predominantly white sport.
The day was over, and Darren Savino nestled himself into the couch.
A bowl of dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts was perched in one hand. In the other rested a remote for controlling the film of his team’s next opponents.
Chae Campbell could have easily walked away.
When the then-freshman UCLA gymnast hyperextended her knee warming up her vault at the 2021 NCAA championships on April 16, she had already put up a beyond respectable score on floor.
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Lauryn Miller had it all mapped out.
Play basketball at UCLA. Graduate with a bachelor’s in three years and a master’s the year after.
The Bruins’ freshmen play a significant role in the team’s national title aspirations, according to coach Adam Wright.
Making up Wright’s smallest recruiting class since taking over as coach of No.
For most, playing under the bright lights of Pauley Pavilion is a dream in and of itself.
But some Bruins dream beyond the basketball court.
Shortly after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020 sparked a wave of social justice movements across the country, six UCLA women’s basketball players were inspired to use their platform to educate and empower others on the issues that Black people face in America.
Dubuque, Iowa, lies just west of the Mississippi River, right on the border of Wisconsin and Illinois.
It’s characterized by harsh winters, minimal traffic and an abundance of cornfields, according to UCLA’s resident Iowan Mac May.
Dillon Perillo has gone to UCLA, worked a professional career and retired.
But not in that order.
The 31-year-old Southern Californian worked for more than 10 years as a professional surfer before retiring, although he’s far from retired in the typical sense.
In the 36th minute of an international friendly against Colombia in Mexico City, Maricarmen Reyes awaited a cross into the box.
The Bruin pounced on the loose ball and blasted it into the net, giving the host country a 1-0 lead, which proved to be the match’s winning goal.
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