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What’s Bruin: Did Troy Aikman’s Instagram Reveal a Sneak Peak of UCLA’s Under Armour Merchandise?

Plus, Rai Benjamin at the NCAAs and honors student-athletes on the baseball, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s rowing teams.

UCLA Coach Jim Mora and Troy Aikman
UCLA Coach Jim Mora and Troy Aikman

Track & Field

Sophomore Rai Benjamin won his heat in the 400m hurdles and earned an automatic bid to the event’s finals on Friday at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR. Benjamin ran the event in 48.99 seconds.

UCLA Baseball

Nick Kern was honored as the Muscle Milk Male Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association. Kern missed the 2016 season as he battled ulcerative colitis, had 5 surgeries and had his weight drop to just 155 pounds after spending almost 2 months in the hospital. According to the official site, “Through hard work, determination and a strict diet, Kern slowly built his strength back up to his playing weight of over 190 pounds and returned to the field to play in the 2017 season.”

Collegiate Baseball has named Kyle Cuellar and Michael Toglia to their Freshman All-American Team.

Men’s Volleyball

Micah Ma'a and Dylan Missry have been selected to the the 2017 Men's Junior National Training. Twelve of the team’s twenty athletes under age 21 will be chosen to compete at the 2017 FIVB Men's U21 World Championship on June 23-July 2 in the Czech Republic.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Five members of the Men’s Tennis received Pac-12 All-Academic Honors. Martin Redlicki was named to the Second Team. Austin Rapp, Gage Brymer, Maxime Cressy and Logan Staggs each received an Honorable Mention.

Meanwhile, Women’s Tennis team members Terri Fleming and Kristin Wiley also received Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mentions.

Women’s Rowing

Senior Marie Jacquet has been named to the All-Pac-12 Women’s Rowing team.

Bruin Legends

Troy Aikman announced on his Instagram page that he is engaged to girlfriend Capa Mooty. Congratulations to the happy couple!

June 2, 2017 - A special day as I proposed to the love of my life.

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Another picture of the happy couple on Aikman’s Instagram also gives Bruin fans what may be the first look at some of the UCLA Under Armour Bear Wear that will be arriving on July 1st.


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Notice the UA logo on the side of the hat? Yeah, so did we. 23 days and counting.

Editor’s Note: After publication, we learned that the UA hat shown in the photo has been available for some time due to ASUCLA’s existing contract with Under Armour.

Go Bruins!