Attending UCLA is like getting married - you are meeting new people, you're all thrown together into a similar situation, and ultimately you grow to love each other and make the best of everything.
Well except for those family members that would rather hide in a corner and wind up attending Southern Cal for graduate school, but we still remember their first love was UCLA.
Don't betray us now.
No matter how far you go, UCLA will always be there, bind us together, and remind you of how much you loved being a Bruin, and how much you want to share the love with everyone you meet.
The congratulations that poured in after winning 109 showed in the UCLA community.
Congrats to the UCLA baseball team for winning the College World Series! UCLA now has 109 championships!!!! A school of Excellence!— David Grace (@CoachDavidGrace) June 26, 2013
Congrats to @UCLABaseball and Coach Savage Bruin Pride in #109 and #1 for the program.— Sean Farnham (@SeanFarnham) June 26, 2013
Proud Bruin. Ucla takes home 109.— Kevin McReynolds (@LifeofKM) June 26, 2013
Congrats to Coach Savage, the players and the Bruin Nation. The standard of UCLA excellence has been reset!! #NC#1 #NC#109 #BruinRevolution— Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) June 26, 2013
Congratulations to the UCLA Baseball team on bringing the 109th National Championship back to Westwood! #staybruwinning— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) June 26, 2013
1 pitch at a time to #109!!! Congrats to everyone @UCLABaseball on their NCAA Championship. Proud to be a Bruin!!— John Speraw (@JohnSperaw) June 26, 2013
Go Bruins Go Bruins Go Bruins, #109!!!!— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) June 26, 2013
National Champs! Congrats UCLA Baseball on winning #109— Kevin McDermott (@KMcD47) June 26, 2013
And so, so, so many more. We couldn't fit them all in one post, or it would go on for an eternity. Coaches from every sport, athletes from every sport, alums, celebs, even former UCLA coaches (like Kerry Keating) tweeted congrats to the UCLA Baseball team.
Eric Karros's text was read on the air -
Classy text by UCLA and Dodgers great Erik Karros: "They were able to do what none of us were able to do. Congratulations to UCLA."— Miguel A. Melendez (@MelendezSports) June 26, 2013
The team got a quick shoutout at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, as they flashed the results on the scoreboard, and Vin Scully brought it up on the TV side.
"Normally you hear about USC and CS Fullerton, but it's UCLA that's top of the heap of college baseball." -- Vin Scully on Dodgers telecast.— Miguel A. Melendez (@MelendezSports) June 26, 2013
Coach Wooden's influence will be forever felt at UCLA. He would have loved to see a baseball title come through during his time, but he was able to celebrate with those he loved.
I keep thinking about how much Coach Wooden loved baseball. "Pappa, those young men made you proud, didn't they..."— Cori Close (@CoachCloseUCLA) June 26, 2013