Thursday, June 21

Superlatives: Daily Bruin Sports hands out awards to 2017-2018 athletes

(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)

(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)

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A number of athletes and teams on campus deserve recognition for their achievements over the past year. The Daily Bruin Sports staff joined heads and came up with a handful of serious – and not so serious – awards to hand out to the most deserving candidates.


Senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson threw for a distance of 43.27 meters in the javelin throw. After finishing the 100 meters in 21st place, she made up ground and finished fourth overall in the heptathlon. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson threw for a distance of 43.27 meters in the javelin throw. After finishing the 100 meters in 21st place, she made up ground and finished fourth overall in the heptathlon. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)



Former UCLA indoor volleyball player Lauren Fendrick competed with rising senior Sarah Sponcil at the 2018 AVP Open in Austin, Texas. (Courtesy of Robert Beck)
Former UCLA indoor volleyball player Lauren Fendrick competed with rising senior Sarah Sponcil at the 2018 AVP Open in Austin, Texas. (Courtesy of Robert Beck)

After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
After trailing by 34 points, former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen led the Bruins to a comeback victory over the Texas A&M Aggies in the first game of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Four current Bruins, four UCLA commits selected in MLB Draft

Jake Bird was at home when he got the call. “I was … hanging out with my little brother and my dad,” the pitcher said. “The (Colorado) Rockies called me in the morning, and I was really pumped when I saw the pick come in and see my name pop up – it was really cool.” The senior was drafted in the fifth round of the MLB Draft Tuesday, making him the first of four current UCLA baseball players selected for the draft this year. Read more...

Graduating UCLA baseball pitcher Jake Bird was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies last week. Bird finished with an ERA of 2.18, which was the lowest among the team's starters. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


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