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Beach volleyball tallies 4 wins at beach classic, but falls in finale to LSU

This post was updated Feb. 24 at 9:25 p.m. The Bruins were able to showcase their depth this weekend, despite logging their first loss of the season in Hawaii. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Abby Van Winkle played primarily on court three last season for No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball, but has started on court one in each of the Bruins’ opening six matches this season. Van Winkle and senior Savvy Simo went 4-1 in Hawaii over the weekend. (Joy Hong/Daily Bruin senior staff)



Out of Bounds: It’s Kind of a Loaded Question

UCLA men’s basketball defended its home court and has now won seven of its last nine games, so Sports editor Sam Connon, Daily Bruin senior staffer Ryan Smith and assistant Sports editor Jacqueline Dzwonczyk broke it all down on this week’s episode of “Out of Bounds.” Also on this episode, the staff talks about UCLA women’s basketball’s home split against the Oregon schools, the upcoming UCLA beach volleyball season opener and how UCLA baseball looked in its first series of the season.   Read more...


Beach volleyball confident in team dynamics ahead of season opener

The Bruins are the early favorites to win the national championship but are trying to take the season one match at a time. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will enter this season with back-to-back national championships to its name. Read more...

Photo: Senior Savvy Simo partnered primarily with junior Lea Monkhouse and played primarily on court four last season for No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball. Ahead of the Bruins’ season opener Thursday, Simo said there will be some lineup adjustments.(Daily Bruin file photo)


Former Bruins face top competitors, fall short at beach volleyball world championship

Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes trailed the No. 1-seeded German pair of Chantal Laboureur and Sandra Ittlinger – which had the home-court advantage – 18-14 in the second set. Read more...

Photo: Sarah Sponcil graduated from UCLA beach volleyball in June and has now started competing for a spot in the 2020 Olympics. Sponcil and partner Kelly Claes placed ninth in the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, and their run included an upset of the No. 1 seed. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Bruin beach volleyball graduates head to Germany to compete in Olympic qualifier

Three days after UCLA beach volleyball won the NCAA championship May 5, three Bruins traveled to Brazil to compete in an Olympic qualifier. Outgoing seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara and Sarah Sponcil will continue their Olympic pursuits in the 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, starting Friday. Read more...

Photo: Sarah Sponcil was a court-two regular for UCLA beach volleyball, winning two national titles in her time as a Bruin. Sponcil has now partnered with USC graduate Kelly Claes to represent the U.S. in a series of Olympic qualifiers. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Superlatives: Daily Bruin recognizes UCLA’s standout athletes from 2018-2019

Male Athlete of the Year: Joshua Kelley, football Jason Maikis, assistant Sports editor In a rough year for UCLA football, one Bruin stood out in a big way. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football redshirt junior running back Josh Kelley led the Bruins with 12 touchdowns and 1,243 yards on the ground (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor).



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