On a day widely utilized to express exaggerated stories and fictitious tales in order to prank friends, fans and loved ones, April Fools’ Day has been cancelled. You’re never more likely to fall for an outlandish tale or a stunning caper than 2020, a year that has seen so much through just three months.
So, in order to keep it light, I’m dropping all the UCLA news that I can find with some brief analysis and encouraging you all to keep your April Fools Day jokes to a minimum. We can’t take much more from 2020.
Coach Cronin addresses UCLA’s fans | UCLABruins.com
The Pac-12 Coach of the Year expresses his gratitude toward an incredible 2019-20 season and shares the sentiment of keeping it rolling into next year with a letter crafted for ticket-holders.
UCLA Football Recruiting: Safeties in the 2021 class | 247Sports
The Bruins have sent offers to three safeties including Xamarion Gordon from Warren High School in Downey and Mitch Leigber from Laguna Hills High School. Hunter Barth is the biggest of the three offers sent, at 6’2, 200 pounds, and hails from Queen Creek, Arizona. Each are well-represented in the 247Sports rankings for their state with the biggest lean towards the Bruins being Leigber, a three-star safety and 58th-best player in California for 2020.
Kelly Rulon inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame | UCLABruins.com
Rulon burst onto the scene as a freshman for the Bruins back in 2003 when she joined the Olympic team that won bronze in a heartbreaker. She would help push the Bruins to four NCAA Championships in her time at UCLA.
UCLA ups its graphics game for QB recruit | 247Sports
The graphic design team really outdid themselves with this graphic for Miller Moss, a four-star quarterback from Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills. He’s considered the fifth-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and the sixth-best player overall in the state. If you haven’t seen the graphic, go check it out right away.
Five Bruins earn Academic Honor Roll on the women’s gymnastics team | UCLABruins.com
No surprise here, Madison Kocian (the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year) leads the way for Gracie Kramer, Kendal Poston, Pauline Tratz and Sara Taubman, all who were selected to the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll.
And even more Bruins named to Academic Honor Roll
Women’s Basketball players Lindsey Corsaro, Chantel Horvat and Lauryn Miller were also nabbed as Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll members for the 2019-20 winter season.
UCLA makes narrowed list for Kentucky transfer | BruinReport
Johnny Juzang made it clear that he wants out of Kentucky after his freshman season, releasing his top five teams he wants to transfer to, UCLA making that cut.
Spitz also named finalist for the ANNIKA Award | UCLABruins.com
This comes just days after she was selected to represent the International Team in the Arnold Palmer Cup, Emma Spitz was selected to the final watch list for the ANNIKA Award. The ANNIKA Award, given to the most outstanding Division I collegiate golfer, is voted on by players, coaches and golf media, and is named after Annika Sorenstam.
Mel’s Sports History: UCLA great Bill Walton | 7News
A day after Coach Wooden’s last national title celebrated its 45th anniversary, fellow UCLA great Bill Walton was nabbed as Mel Busler’s favorite sports interview.
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