What’s Bruin this Thursday morning? Let’s take a quick spin to find out what’s going on.
The UCLA Athletic Department has released the Director’s Honor Roll for Fall 2017. 294 UCLA student-athletes earned the honor. To be named to the Director’s Honor Roll, student-athlete must pass at least 12 units and have a GPA of at least 3.0. 136 of those student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher while 23 earned a 4.0. Football had the most team members achieve the honor with 38 while Women’s Rowing was second with 33 and Women’s Track & Field was third with 28. Men’s Golf and Men’s Basketball tied for the fewest with 4 each.
Congratulations to each of the 294 student-athletes for your excellence in the classroom!
Former Bruin Mackenzie McDonald earned his first Grand Slam win over Elias Ymer of Sweden in the Round of 128 at the Australian Open but narrowly lost to third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in 5 sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6, in the Round of 64.
While rumors continue to circulate that Chip Kelly is in the process of hiring Dana Bible to fill the last on-field assistant coach opening, another graduate assistant has apparently joined Kelly’s staff. Bruce Feldman tweeted that former Texas A&M QB and grad assistant Connor McQueen will be joining Aggie grad assistant Jerry Neuheisel on Kelly’s staff.
Jordin Canada has been named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week. Canada earned the honor after becoming the UCLA Women’s Basketball all-time assists leader after picking up her 700th career assist against Colorado last weekend.
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Eloise Belanger has been named the Pac-12 Diver of the Week. Belanger shone at the annual UCLA Diving Invitational where she won the 1-meter and the 3-meter competitions. She just missed out on a sweep. She was the runner-up on the Platform. She was also the Pac-12 Diver of the Month for December.
Finally today, I’m going to close out today’s What’s Bruin with some campus news. The Daily Bruin is reporting that the UCLA Interfraternity Council, the organization which oversees fraternities on campus, has indefinitely banned fraternities from hosting “in-house events with alcohol.”
The ban follows an alleged sexual assault Saturday night. Benjamin Orr, a former president of Theta Delta Chi, was arrested and charged in the alleged assault.
The ban does not appear to affect events not held “in-house” like tailgating at the Rose Bowl or formals.
And that’s What’s Bruin this Thursday morning.