UCLA Bruins: the sons of Westwood


Tate Gardner

Right next to the coast you’ll find a great school, UCLA. UCLA stands for the University of California at Los Angeles. Located in Westwood, California, right next to Santa Monica, UCLA is the number 1 applied to public university in the nation. The UCLA Bruins are one of the best academic and athletic schools in the whole country.

UCLA is famous for having one of the best basketball programs. UCLA holds the record for national titles in basketball at 11. With head coach John Wooden lead the Bruins to 10 national titles under his 12 year reign, included 7 national titles in a row. The 11th came in 1995 under head coach Jim Harrick.

Some of the best basketball players in history came through UCLA. Players such as Walt Hazzard, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Bill Walton, and Gail Goodrich played for Coach Wooden from 1964-1975. Some of the more recent and former NBA stars that played at UCLA include Reggie Miller, Trevor Ariza, Darren Collison, Russell Westbrook, Jrue Holiday, Kevin Love, and of course Lonzo Ball.

UCLA has other great sports programs as well. The baseball team is usually one of the best in the nation, along with water polo and softball. This year, the gymnastics team is ranked in the top 5 as well.

UCLA is a great university with not only great athletics, but great academics. The medical program at UCLA is one of the best in the whole country.

With an awesome campus, perfect weather, and some of the best programs in the country UCLA is an amazing university. The best in the west.