We are the UCLA Women’s Gymnastics Team - earning academic and athletic excellence while fostering leadership and positive messaging through a strong media outreach. Katelyn Ohashi, Nia Dennis, or Margzetta Frazier may have graced your social media pages during the past few years. Each of them has garnered global attention and represents who we are: A team of smart, strong, sensational, women competing like champions for their Bruin sisters in ways that inspire over 2 million followers worldwide. We pride ourselves in the fact that our student-athletes succeed in the gym and classroom while striving to be champions in life. This past year we had the Pac-12 Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the year, 8 scholastic All-Americans, 7 student-athletes on the PAC-12 Honor Roll, 2 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar winners, and an AAI Award finalist.
We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to stay connected with you all through social media this past year. Now the time has finally come that we will get to see all of you, the greatest gymnastics fans in the country, and your smiling faces in Pauley Pavilion again. It’s going to be a party and we can not wait!!
We want to ensure that you get to witness up close what it looks and feels like for our women to build on the UCLA Gymnastics legacy. We want you to experience how our women grow through adversity, build a championship culture, and fly in competition. If it takes a village to raise a child, it will take the help of Bruin nation to keep sharing our story with you. The legacy of UCLA Gymnastics has been built over many years by going above and beyond the ordinary, and this campaign is an extension of that philosophy.
The Bruins Inspire Campaign is our video and social media arm that brings our story into your home. It includes The New Era Documentary Series, video shorts, Bruin Banter, the pre-meet video, the photo shoot, our story-telling pieces, and social media posts. These initiatives have allowed us to connect with you in unprecedented ways, bringing you into our Bruin Den. We have laughed together, cried together, and celebrated together. We want to continue to bring you the kind of content that inspires you. (Check out our "Updates" section to see some of this content.)
It is our firm belief that vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. The stories we tell reveal the struggles behind the success and the real people behind the champions. We have heard from many of you how important the Bruins Inspire Campaign has been to you. You’ve told us that because you know the heroes on our team have their own struggles, that you have more confidence in facing yours. You’ve let us know that the team-love our program lives by inspires joy in your life. By knowing us a little better, we share the wins with you on a deeper level. We hope that each one of you is able to find something within one of our stories that resonates with you and helps you feel more connected and inspired to face the world head on.
"Kalyany and Emma helped me be more open with my identity"
With your support, we can continue to change people’s lives through the Bruins Inspire Campaign. We want Bruin Nation to be by our side and grow with us every step of the way as we battle our way back to the top. Our goal is to have 225 members of Bruin Nation support the Bruins Inspire Campaign through a donation that feels right to you. On this Giving Tuesday, there are many important initiatives we can support. The Bruins Inspire Campaign is important because of how it impacts people. Helping ensure the Campaign continues will allow us to feel even more connected, knowing we did this together. Your support is truly vital to the Campaign.
Through determined effort and personal growth, our team is fiercely building on the UCLA Gymnastics legacy. Let's make our ceilings our floors and inspire you with our grit, spirited performances, and team-love. The 2021-22 UCLA Gymnastics Team is excited to share with you, the greatest gymnastics fans in the country, its unique personalities and athletes who are bound by the simple idea, “ALL IN!”
~ALL IN!!!!~ Are you???
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