The Bruins are back at work today as they prepare for Oregon State on Saturday. Meanwhile, junior Jayon Brown was named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week yesterday for his 18-tackle performance against Colorado.
Chris Foster has a nice feature on Cameron Judge in the LA Times. It's fantastic to see Judge getting the opportunity to contribute more on the field.
UCLA's Cameron Judge shows versatility, especially in a pinch https://t.co/lwLSR7MNEc— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) November 4, 2015
Bruin Report Online continues its video series on players from UCLA's prospective 2016 class with a feature on quarterback Matt Lynch.
UCLA QB commit Matt Lynch is a dual-threat. Check out his Scout Spotlight here: https://t.co/IQ8YHpOKgt— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) November 3, 2015
BRO is reporting that three-star defensive tackle Christian Colon out of Independence High School in Charlotte, NC is considering UCLA after decommitting from Penn State.
Finally, if you want to dream big, Scout is reporting that UCLA may be in the mix for the nation's top-ranked player, defensive tackle Rashan Gary.
There's a new, interesting development for Scout's #1 national prospect, DT Rashan Gary, that could affect UCLA. https://t.co/4pNFblVw0a— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) November 4, 2015
The Bruins postseason prospects look much better after their upset win against #6 Akron on Sunday. Although Abu Danladi didn't score a goal against the Zips, he was instrumental in creating three of the Bruins' four goals. Danladi's three assists last week gives him eight for the season to go along with his six goals, and earned him the Pac-12's Player of the Week award.
Danladi will need to be at his creative best to keep the Bruins in the hunt for a postseason bid. With just three games left in the regular season, the 19th-ranked Bruins (8-7-1, 3-3-1) probably need a minimum of two more wins to ensure an NCAA Tournament berth.
After day 2 of the Gifford Collegiate at the La Costa Legends Course, UCLA is in fourth place, 15 shots off the pace. However, a there have been a few notable individual performances. Through 36 holes, freshman Cole Madey is tied for fifth place, three shots behind the leader, and senior Jonathan Garrick is tied for ninth place, four shots off the lead.
The Bruins blew away the competition in the final day of the Pac-12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Hawai'i, finishing the tournament seven shots ahead of second-place Arizona State. Congratulations to head coach Carrie Forsyth and her team of junior Bronte Law, freshman Lilia Vu, senior Louise Ridderström, freshman Bethany Wu, sophomore Lydia Choi, and sophomore Erin Choi.
Aaron Fitt at D1Baseball.com has re-ranked the 2011 recruiting classes as part of his series of retrospective rankings. His revised rankings give UCLA the top-ranked 2011 class. In case you've forgotten, the Bruins' 2011 class included All-Americans David Berg and Kevin Kramer as well as Grant Watson, Shane Zeile, Chris Keck and Eric Filia.
Women's Water Polo
The Bruins will be in the pool this weekend to compete in the 2015 Collegiate Cup at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine. Some of the top teams in the nation, including USC and California, will be competing with the Bruins for the Collegiate Cup. Also, the USA Women's National Team will play China on Saturday following first day action in the Collegiate Cup, and several current and former Bruins will be representing the United States.
Those are your midweek tidbits from across the Bruiniverse. Go BRUINS