Alexis Jeffrey Verbally Commits to UCLA

Junior elite gymnast, Alexis Jeffrey, from Warrensburg, MO, has announced her verbal commitment to UCLA on Instagram.

The fifteen year old gymnast currently trains at GAGE in Blue Springs, MO and will join the Bruins as a Freshman for the 2021-2022 season.

To find out more information about Jeffrey as well as other UCLA recruits, head over to our UCLA Commits page.

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Peng Peng Lee Appearing at Charity Event in LA Oct. 12

1F7AD3F2-7009-403C-AFA2-CA6FAB66C931Former Bruin Peng Peng Lee will be making an appearance at a charity event at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can still be purchased at AXS.com. Benefits will go to the charity “Give An Hour” which supports mental health.

The “Strange 80’s” event will feature tons of celebrity appearances as well as a plethora of music artists performing onstage.

Meet the Bruins Returning this December

fishThe annual “Meet the Bruins” event held by the UCLA Gymnastics team will be returning to Pauley Pavilion this year on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Event admission is free and seating is first come, first serve.

The format for this year’s event has not yet been announced. In previous years, the event has been more of a showcase to show fans what the Bruins have been working on during the preseason. Last year it was a Blue vs Gold intrasquad.

The event will not be broadcast on Pac-12 Network, however there might be a livestream. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Jordyn Wieber’s Interview with ESPN About Her Sexual Abuse, the Bruins and More

jordynsummitUCLA assistant coach Jordyn Wieber attended espnW’s Women + Sports Summit and talked about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar and how coming forward has changed her life.

Wieber also spoke exclusively with ESPN about her hopes for the Bruins this year.

Check out a snippet of her interview with ESPN below and read the full article on ESPN.com.

espnW: How have the past nine months been for you since you came forward?

Wieber: It’s been a crazy nine months, definitely not how I expected it to go. It’s been very emotional, with so many ups and downs. What happened in January was a very hard time, but it fueled a new passion in me, and now I’m so determined to make gymnastics a safer sport and to ensure changes are made to make sure someone can’t come on and take advantage like Larry Nassar did. The past nine months have been busy but definitely rewarding. Talking about it constantly is not easy, but if it’s helping people, then I am willing to do it.

Stella Savvidou Undergoes Third Wrist Surgery

stellaUCLA Senior, Stella Savvidou, underwent a third surgery on her wrist on Monday.

Savvidou stated on Twitter that as of now, she is focusing on healing up and it is unknown if she will be returning to competition in 2019.

Savvidou previously underwent two other surgeries on the same wrist during her Junior year.

After attempting to return to competition during the 2018 season, Savvidou and the coaches decided it would be best for her to redshirt the season to allow her wrist to fully heal, as the healing process was not going as hoped.

If Savvidou does not return to competition in 2019, the Senior will still be eligible to compete for the Bruins for two more years.