Sunday, April 5

Dennis Koehne comprises the heart of recreation, athletic community

Tip off between UCLA women’s basketball and Arizona was more than a day away, and a drop of blood had already struck the Pauley Pavilion hardwood. The smear came from the back of Dennis Koehne’s right hand. Read more...

Photo: Dennis Koehne, a facilities manager for UCLA recreation, works with teams of students to set up and take down Pauley Pavilion for games. Additionally, he announces women’s volleyball, gymnastics and women’s basketball for UCLA Athletics. He has worked at UCLA for 30 years, and while he often works long, hard hours, loves his job. He is such a well-known figure that students who attend games have grown to know him.


Walk-on UCLA gymnast sidelined for season due to torn tendon in finger

Although she didn’t know it right away, Ellette Craddock’s season was over before it had even begun. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore gymnast Ellette Craddock was looking forward to competing as a second-year, but a severed tendon in her finger ended her season. UCLA was counting on strong performances from Craddock at uneven bars. The injury has forced her to take a different approach to her role on the team.



UCLA Kendo Club hones art, seeks increased membership to further participation in competitions

Walk into the Gold Room at the Wooden Center and one can observe unidentified masked figures using swords to attack one another. The sounds of the bamboo rods clashing against each other fills the room. Read more...

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The UCLA Kendo Club practices in the Wooden Center. They participate annually in the largest intercollegiate kendo competitions in the country.

Courtesy of Julia Wang


From the sidelines to the stands

It took Andy Banachowski 37 years to get an office with a door. All that time with the same job, and finally a door. Read more...

Photo: Coach Andy Banachowski announced his retirement after 43 years as coach of the UCLA women’s volleyball team. Banachowski guided UCLA’s women’s volleyball program from a small team that was “just a step above intramurals” to a premier NCAA program with six national titles. The 64-year-old coach will officially leave UCLA at the end of his contract on June 30.



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