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The Rundown: May 19

Check out a breakdown of the UCLA sports stories you might have missed this week. Beach volleyball Grant Sugimura, assistant Sports editor For the second year in a row, the sophomore duo of Megan and Nicole McNamara have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Collegiate Beach All-American team. Read more...

Photo: Peng-Peng Lee is back. The six-time All-American has been cleared by the NCAA to return for her sixth year of eligibility because she missed her first two seasons due to knee injuries. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Beach volleyball’s Kamila Tan talks personal, program growth at UCLA

When Kamila Tan entered UCLA as its first beach volleyball-exclusive athlete in 2012, there was only one 2-inch deep court the team had to practice on. Read more...

Photo: In 2012, Kamila Tan became UCLA’s first beach volleyball-exclusive athlete. In that time, the sport has gone from a niche group to one with its own NCAA Tournament. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Around the League: Four Pac-12 teams reach men’s tennis NCAA Tournament round of 16

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. Beach volleyball Grant Sugimura, assistant Sports editor For the second straight year, No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Kelly Claes (left) and senior Sara Hughes (right) led the Trojans to their second NCAA title victory. Claes and Hughes also captured the inaugural USAV Beach Collegiate Pairs Championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Beach volleyball to draw on season’s experience, improvements next year

This year was different. Until it wasn’t. UCLA beach volleyball became the first team in NCAA history to down the juggernauts at USC, as well as achieving a 24-straight dual-victories school record. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Megan McNamara anchored court one for the Bruins with her twin sister Nicole. The McNamaras, who earned first team All-Pac-12 accolades, will be back for their junior years after the best season in program history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Beach volleyball falls to FSU at NCAAs for second year in a row

Last year, UCLA beach volleyball was eliminated from the NCAA championship after falling to Florida State 3-1. 2017 was a different year, but it ended the same way. Read more...

Photo: Over the weekend, sophomore Izzy Carey and senior Jordan Anderson went 0-4 in the Bruins’ two full-length games. The pair’s sole win came over LSU’s Cati Leak and Callan Molle. (Courtesy of Kamp Fender/UCLA Athletics)


No. 2-seeded UCLA beach volleyball gets set to play national championship

The NCAA beach volleyball tournament gets underway Friday in Alabama where UCLA will compete against the top teams in the country for a national championship. On Sunday, the NCAA revealed the eight-team field from the 65 qualifying teams across the country. Read more...

Photo: Senior Kamila Tan and the Bruins will compete in the NCAA tournament as the No. 2 overall seed. UCLA, who upended USC at the conference tournament last week, will open against LSU.(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Around the League: Men’s golf enter regionals, UCLA and USC beach volleyball earn awards

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12 and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Read more...

Photo: Coach Stein Metzger took home Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors as announced Thursday afternoon. Metzger led the No. 2 Bruins to a 29-4 overall record, including an upset of No. 1 USC in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals last week. (Daily Bruin file photo)



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