UCLA softball finished the 2021 season with a 47-7 record, a Pac-12 title and a trip to the Women’s College World Series. The Bruins lost pitcher Rachel Garcia from that team, but return most of the rest of the roster heading into the 2022 season. (Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)
The start of the 2021-2022 school year has arrived and with it comes a number of Bruins making their inaugural campus visits. For those who have yet to step foot in Westwood, it may be challenging to gauge which sporting events to attend.
In a final 13 years in the making, the red, white and blue met a familiar fate.
The No. 1-ranked United States softball team – which features four Bruins on the roster – went scoreless against No.
This post was updated July 25 at 9:47 p.m.
With the 2020 Tokyo Games officially underway, Daily Bruin Sports looks at the 43 Bruin athletes – and handful of coaches – who are currently in Japan representing the blue and gold of UCLA, along with their countries’ colors.
This post was updated July 18 at 9:22 p.m.
On July 1, new name, image and likeness legislation was introduced by the NCAA, meaning, for the first time ever, collegiate athletes are able to make money off their brands through endorsements.
Ever since it won the NCAA’s first softball championship back in 1982, no program has ever had more titles to its name than UCLA.
But after UCLA softball’s Women’s College World Series exit earlier this month marked the end of an adversity-filled two-year quest to defend its latest national championship, coach Kelly Inouye-Perez emphasized that the “Bruin bubble” is about far more than just victories on the field.
Female Athlete of the Year: Rachel Garcia
Coral Smith, Daily Bruin senior staff
After her phenomenal 2019 season, one might have thought we had witnessed the greatest year of Rachel Garcia’s UCLA career.
After a delayed start because of the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA Athletics had quite a year full of big moments. Ranging from adding national championship No. 119 to its trophy case to a revival of a long-storied program to a Michelle Obama tweet, Daily Bruin Sports takes a look at the very best moments of the 2020-2021 year in UCLA sports.
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