UCLA alumni Abby Dahlkemper (left) and Sam Mewis (right) are two of the five nominees for the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year. (Daily Bruin file photos)
As college sports continue to be pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic, professional leagues have restarted. Each Monday, Daily Bruin Sports will highlight a few standout alumni performances from the past week in ongoing leagues as we await the return of university athletics.
The post was updated Oct. 18 at 8:23 p.m.
It can be easy to forget about the student in student-athlete.
For that matter, fans often idolize and view anyone associated with sports as demigods of sorts, which occasionally can make them people we struggle to identify with.
This post was updated Aug. 18 at 5:16 p.m. to reflect a new illustration for the Swim & Dive team.
With the Pac-12’s recent cancellation of all athletic competitions for the rest of the 2020 calendar year, many UCLA sports will be waiting longer than usual to start their seasons.
With professional leagues beginning again in the wake of COVID-19 postponements, the Daily Bruin Sports editors decided to take a look at current Bruins who resemble some of the top pros in their respective sports.
To the casual observer, UCLA men’s and women’s water polo coach Adam Wright standing poolside shouting with a clipboard in hand may seem scary.
“At first, he’s pretty intimidating,” said redshirt freshman goalkeeper Georgia Phillips.
With the world screeching to a halt in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the loss of collegiate sports seems like just another drop in the bucket.
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