The UCLA Athletic Department has received $1M for endowed scholarships established in honor of Jackie Robinson. The scholarships will will awarded to student-athletes who play the sports that Robinson lettered in at UCLA — football, basketball, baseball and track & field.
UCLA Pitcher Rachel Garcia has been named the NFCA Freshman of the Year. If you watched either of last weekend’s softball games against Ole Miss, you know why. If you didn’t, the Women’s College World Series starts tomorrow.
Seven Bruin Baseball players earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honors. Daniel Rosica is a first team honoree for the second straight season. Jake Bird is a second team honoree. Sean Bouchard, Scott Burke, Brian Gadsby, Justin Hooper and Matt Walker each received honorable mention honors.
Griffin Canning was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Oregon on Thursday. Canning threw a complete game shutout against the Ducks.
UCLA Men’s Volleyball
Six Bruins were named to MPSF Men’s Volleyball All-Academic Team. Mitch Stahl, Michael Fisher, Hagen Smith, Jackson Bantle, Micah Ma'a and Dylan Missry were all selected to All-MPSF Academic Team.
UCLA Beach Volleyball
Kamila Tan was selected for 2017 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. Tan is one of 230 student-athletes nationwide chosen to participate.