Thursday, February 23


Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom had a hat trick in Friday's home opener against No. 6 UC Irvine. She and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be traveling to Anteater territory this weekend for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s water polo to face biggest challenge yet at Irvine tournament

Women’s water polo coach Brandon Brooks said that the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship is the most competitive tournament of the year. “The depth there is unmatched,” Brooks said. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom had a hat trick in Friday's home opener against No. 6 UC Irvine. She and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be traveling to Anteater territory this weekend for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore attacker Lizette Rozeboom had a hat trick in Friday's home opener against No. 6 UC Irvine. She and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be traveling to Anteater territory this weekend for the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Justin Hooper was supposed to start Tuesday's game, but the rotation got moved around due to rain. Nevertheless, the sophomore lefty came on in relief and pitched 4 1/3 hitless innings with 10 strikeouts. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA baseball falls to UC Riverside despite dominant outing

Tuesday night, UCLA baseball saw the Justin Hooper that they have been waiting for. The sophomore lefty entered the game in the fourth and struck out 10 of the first 13 batters he faced. Read more...

Photo: Justin Hooper was supposed to start Tuesday's game, but the rotation got moved around due to rain. Nevertheless, the sophomore lefty came on in relief and pitched 4 1/3 hitless innings with 10 strikeouts. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Justin Hooper was supposed to start Tuesday's game, but the rotation got moved around due to rain. Nevertheless, the sophomore lefty came on in relief and pitched 4 1/3 hitless innings with 10 strikeouts. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rai Benjamin beats foot fracture, leads UCLA men’s sprints in 2017

Halfway through his first collegiate track and field season, one of the top sprinters in the country found himself hobbling around campus with a boot on his right foot. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA swimming and diving will head to Federal Way, Washington, to compete in the Pac-12 championship. However, the Bruins' diving squad will be a bit stunted due to injuries and midterms. (Rohan Kumar/Daily Bruin)

Swimming and diving heads to Washington for Pac-12 championship

Sophomore Eloise Belanger won her first senior title in the 1-meter springboard at the Winter Senior National Diving Championship in Canada last Friday but will not have the chance to repeat the feat in the upcoming Pac-12 swimming and diving championship for UCLA. Read more...

Photo: UCLA swimming and diving will head to Federal Way, Washington, to compete in the Pac-12 championship. However, the Bruins' diving squad will be a bit stunted due to injuries and midterms. (Rohan Kumar/Daily Bruin)

UCLA swimming and diving will head to Federal Way, Washington, to compete in the Pac-12 championship. However, the Bruins' diving squad will be a bit stunted due to injuries and midterms. (Rohan Kumar/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Johanna Gruaer is 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA through her first 29 innings this season. A productive offense has helped her consistently pitch in comfortable situations. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Assistant coaches Walker and Fernandez key to UCLA softball’s success

No. 6 UCLA softball (10-1) can hit. Eleven games into the season, the Bruins rank second in the country in both home runs and hits, with 18 and 116, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Junior pitcher Johanna Gruaer is 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA through her first 29 innings this season. A productive offense has helped her consistently pitch in comfortable situations. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Johanna Gruaer is 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA through her first 29 innings this season. A productive offense has helped her consistently pitch in comfortable situations. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Despite a nearly four-hour rain delay before facing USC on Saturday, redshirt freshman Jada Hart said the team kept a positive mentality, which helped the Bruins start strong in doubles. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis strives to maintain focus despite weather delays

Los Angeles is known for being sunny and 75 degrees all year round. But not this year. For UCLA women’s tennis, one of the toughest challenges this season has been its battle with the elements. Read more...

Photo: Despite a nearly four-hour rain delay before facing USC on Saturday, redshirt freshman Jada Hart said the team kept a positive mentality, which helped the Bruins start strong in doubles. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Despite a nearly four-hour rain delay before facing USC on Saturday, redshirt freshman Jada Hart said the team kept a positive mentality, which helped the Bruins start strong in doubles. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)