Based in Los Angeles, the erstwhile City of Angels, the UCLA Bruins is home to twenty two breathtaking varsity teams. The university itself houses a football stadium, the Rose Bowl, a baseball stadium, the Jackie Robinson Stadium and a basketball arena, the Pauley Pavilion. The program’s official mascots are Joe & Josephine Bruin with some of the program’s teams playing in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The Bruins hold the record for most titles won in the US, with one hundred and ten NCAA National Team Championships won.
The UCLA Bruins’ official colors are gold and true blue. Before playing at the Rose Bowl, the teams often played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Today, there is also a separate stadium for the softball team, the Easton Stadium, with then water polo and swim & dive team playing at the Spieker Aquatics Center. The tennis teams play at the Los Angeles Tennis Center from time to time and have often won many a match there. The program has won a total of one hundred and thirty National Team Championships of which one hundred and ten are NCAA awarded.
They rank first in the nation for the most national team championships won. In 2013 alone, the university’s teams won seven National Championships in women’s soccer, men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s golf, women’s softball, women’s gymnastics and women’s water polo. In 2007, UCLA became the first US college to win one hundred NCAA Championships after the women’s water polo team defeated Stanford University’s team and won the Women’s Water Polo Championship.
Of the one hundred and ten NCAA Division I championships won, seventy two are in men’s sports. These include one won in 2013 in baseball, eleven in basketball, two in golf with the latter won in 2008, two in gymnastics and four in soccer. Championships have also been won by other teams with the swimming & diving team winning one, the outdoor track & field winning eight, the tennis team winning a mind blowing sixteen, the volleyball team winning nineteen and the water polo team winning eight national championships.
Women’s teams have won an aggregate thirty eight National NCAA Division I Championships. Three of these have been won by the golf team, whose last two were won in 2004 and 2011. The gymnastics team has won six, the last three in 2003, 2004 and 2010. The indoor track and field team has won two, consecutively, with the soccer team winning a championship in 2013. The softball team has won eleven National NCAA Division I championships with the last three won in 2003, 2004 and 2010. The tennis team has also won a championship, bagged in 2008, with the volleyball team scoring four of them. To top it all off, the women’s water polo team has won seven NCAA championships, all between 2001 and 2009.
Of the non-NCAA National Team Championships, six have been won in men’s sports; a UPI championship in football, two National IRA Championships in men’s rowing and three USVBA National Championships in men’s volleyball. Fifteen non-NCAA National Team Championships have been won by women’s sports; of which four have gone to the women’s water polo team, three to women’s volleyball and two to women’s track and field. In short, this is without question a program whose teams are a must see live with UCLA Bruins tickets in hand.