It’s that time of year again, as caps are being tossed and the newest alumni are showing their UCLA pride in all forms of social media. Let’s see what Twitter has for us in this Graduation Edition.
At the UCLA student athlete graduation, track and field senior Dotun Ogundeji offers some poignant remarks about his time at UCLA:
️ "UCLA taught us that nothing comes easy, and that success requires hard work, both academically and athletically."— UCLA Track & Field (@UCLATrack_Field) June 19, 2019
During UCLA's student-athlete graduation celebration, Dotun Ogundeji spoke on his journey as a Bruin #GoBruins | #ClassOf2019 pic.twitter.com/OoWfK2w6dx
While UCLA baseball player Ryan Kreidler was a junior during this academic year, he is definitely moving on to bigger things:
Newest member of the @tigers organization. Thank you to everyone in my corner throughout my career up to this point for giving me the chance to chase my dream! Time to go to work! pic.twitter.com/Pdfnn87wyJ— Ryan Kreidler (@Ryan_Kreidler) June 19, 2019
UCLA’s gymnastics seniors were in full force on graduation day:
Of course, our football team has some new alumni to be proud of as well:
UCLA softball player Stevie Wisz started off her alumni days throwing out the first pitch at a Dodger game as the softball team was honored for their latest championship:
Last night, @StevieLynnne threw out the ceremonial first pitch as the @UCLASoftball #WCWS National Championship team was honored prior to the @Dodgers game.— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) June 18, 2019
Her catcher? All-Star closer and fellow heart patient @kenleyjansen74.#NCAASoftballhttps://t.co/rIMlxQGcT9
Stevie will be undergoing her third open heart surgery this week, so let’s keep her in our thoughts.
Coach always had great advice. It seems like June is a time of endings and beginnings all at once. Whether you are beginning anew or closing a chapter, remember these wise words:
Congratulations to the class of 2019! We can't wait to see the amazing things you will do.— UCLA (@UCLA) June 14, 2019
And remember: “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– John Wooden#UCLA2019 pic.twitter.com/vFUnqmoQwI