What’s Bruin this Wednesday morning?
UCLA Men’s Tennis
Following in the footsteps of Arthur Ashe on Monday, the UCLA Men’s Tennis duo of Martin Redlicki and Evan Zhu claimed the 13th NCAA doubles title in program history Monday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. To win the championship, they defeated Martin Joyce and Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 1-0 (9). This is Redlicki’s second doubles championship, winning the title in 2016 as well. Each set came down to the last point, with UCLA able to win match point in the end.
Meanwhile, four Bruins earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors. Seniors Austin Rapp and Martin Redlicki were selected to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team. Junior Maxime Cressy earned Pac-12 All-Academic second team honors. Logan Skaggs was selected for an honorable mention.
UCLA Women’s Tennis
Four UCLA Women’s Tennis players received Pac-12 All-Academic honors yesterday. Senior Terri Fleming, junior Alaina Miller, and sophomores Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara each received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mentions for their work in the classroom.
Rachel Garcia was named the 2018 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year at the Women’s College World Series team banquet last night in Oklahoma City. The honor is Garcia’s second player of the year award this season. She was previously name the ESPNW Player of the Year.
UCLA Women’s Water Polo
Also on Monday, four members of the UCLA women’s water polo team earned ACWPC 2018 All-America recognition. Maddie Musselman earned First-Team honors for the second time, as well as Devin Grab, who was bestowed Second-Team honors. Bronte Halligan (Third Team) and Carlee Kapana (Honorable Mention) were also honored for the first time. Musselman led the Bruins in goals scored (53) for the second year. and was consistently slotted among the best in the Mountain Sports Pacific Federation (MPSF) goals scored per game (1.83).
Bruins In the Pros
As the NBA finals are set to begin and you’re picking sides, the fact that each team will have one Bruin on the court might make it even harder! Kevon Looney will play for the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Love will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Additionally, Bob Myers, the Warriors’ general manager, also played for UCLA as a guard from 1994-97. The UCLA men’s basketball program has had at least one former player in the NBA Finals in nine of the last 13 seasons (including the 2017-18 season).
UCLA Men’s Golf
The season came to a close on Sunday for UCLA men’s golf, as they tied for 21st at 28-over par, failing to make the top 15 cut for Monday’s final stroke play round at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. UCLA entered Sunday seven shots behind the cutline, and was unable to make up enough ground to advance. Junior Cole Madey advanced to Monday’s round as an individual and finished with a four-day total of 3-over par, and ended up tied for 29th.
UCLA Women’s Golf
While the UCLA Women’s Golf team fell short of the NCAA title last week, the Bruins received all three major awards from the Pac-12 yesterday. Junior Lilia Vu was selected as the Pac-12 Golfer of the Year while Patty Tavatanakit was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. The Pac-12 Coach of the Year award went to UCLA head coach Carrie Forsyth.
And that’s What’s Bruin today!