Thursday, October 17

UCLA gymnastics senior Katelyn Ohashi was the all-around champion at the 2013 American Cup prior to becoming a Bruin. But while competing, she had to fight through two torn shoulders and a fractured back. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

How Katelyn Ohashi became the star of a sport she nearly despised

Joy. That is on senior Katelyn Ohashi’s face as she grins and dances throughout her floor routine. Her teammates beam as she tumbles through the air and the crowd cheers with every completed skill. Read more...

Photo: UCLA gymnastics senior Katelyn Ohashi was the all-around champion at the 2013 American Cup prior to becoming a Bruin. But while competing, she had to fight through two torn shoulders and a fractured back. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA gymnastics senior Katelyn Ohashi was the all-around champion at the 2013 American Cup prior to becoming a Bruin. But while competing, she had to fight through two torn shoulders and a fractured back. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Second-year economics student Chloe Beverina played soccer before coming to UCLA last year, but she won the National Collegiate Boxing Association national championships in April. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Club boxer Chloe Beverina rises to success, ends season with national championship

This post was updated on May 15 at 10:18 a.m. Chloe Beverina’s first few minutes in a boxing ring went like how most peoples’ would’ve gone. Read more...

Photo: Second-year economics student Chloe Beverina played soccer before coming to UCLA last year, but she won the National Collegiate Boxing Association national championships in April. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Second-year economics student Chloe Beverina played soccer before coming to UCLA last year, but she won the National Collegiate Boxing Association national championships in April. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Savvy Simo will be only one of four players returning from UCLA beach volleyball’s championship lineup from the 2018 season when the Bruins won their first national title. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Savvy Simo talks intersection of athletic success and mental well-being

Thirteen UCLA student-athletes spoke out about mental health over a month ago. Savvy Simo wasn’t one of them. But the junior indoor and beach volleyball player said she knew UCLA Athletics was releasing a video March 14 that allowed student-athletes to tell their stories. Read more...

Photo: Junior Savvy Simo will be only one of four players returning from UCLA beach volleyball’s championship lineup from the 2018 season when the Bruins won their first national title. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior Savvy Simo will be only one of four players returning from UCLA beach volleyball’s championship lineup from the 2018 season when the Bruins won their first national title. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey said she was too cold to take off her gloves as she climbed the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro – but she was determined to reach the summit. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball’s Izzy Carey finds air both on the court and across the world

Izzy Carey is used to getting air. The 5-foot-11 senior spent the last four years with UCLA beach volleyball improving her vertical – but she’s gotten much higher than that off the court. Read more...

Photo: Senior Izzy Carey said she was too cold to take off her gloves as she climbed the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro – but she was determined to reach the summit. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey said she was too cold to take off her gloves as she climbed the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro – but she was determined to reach the summit. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


UCLA women's tennis associate head coach Rance Brown entered his 21st season this year as part of the coaching staff. Brown – who has been coaching tennis since 1977 – helped lead the Bruins to NCAA championships in 2008 and 2014. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Associate head coach Rance Brown fosters diversity, brings passion to tennis court

For 15 years, Rance Brown commuted 66 miles from Laguna Beach. The then-volunteer assistant coach for UCLA women’s tennis had to wake up at 5 a.m. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's tennis associate head coach Rance Brown entered his 21st season this year as part of the coaching staff. Brown – who has been coaching tennis since 1977 – helped lead the Bruins to NCAA championships in 2008 and 2014. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women's tennis associate head coach Rance Brown entered his 21st season this year as part of the coaching staff. Brown – who has been coaching tennis since 1977 – helped lead the Bruins to NCAA championships in 2008 and 2014. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere – the Bruins’ leading scorer – brings an exuberant, bubbly personality to UCLA women’s basketball both on and off the court. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Michaela Onyenwere nails a balance of focus and fun on and off the court

Michaela Onyenwere almost always has her nails done. “I love getting my nails done because I don’t like looking bare,” said the sophomore forward. “I just feel like when they’re plain, they’re boring.” Whether it’s manicures or pedicures, Onyenwere – who is averaging a team-high 17.1 points for UCLA women’s basketball this season – goes to the nail salon regularly. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere – the Bruins’ leading scorer – brings an exuberant, bubbly personality to UCLA women’s basketball both on and off the court. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore forward Michaela Onyenwere – the Bruins’ leading scorer – brings an exuberant, bubbly personality to UCLA women’s basketball both on and off the court. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


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