Author Archives: Amy Symons Hughes

About Amy Symons Hughes

I spent 14 years working in professional and (mostly) collegiate Sports Information/Media Relations offices. Now I am a freelance writer, primarily covering softball, women's basketball and mens & women's swimming and diving for NCAA.com. I have worked full-time in five NCAA Division I Conferences (4 BCS Conferences) and with National Coaching Associations, and I am the media coordinator for the Cathedral City Classic softball tournament.

UCLABruins.com: Women’s Basketball

A Title IX piece on UCLA’s head women’s basketball coach in conjunction with the school’s Title IX 40th Anniversary celebrations. Sports were a way of life for UCLA head women’s basketball coach Cori Closeduring her childhood in Milpitas, Calif. “I was … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Title IX

As part of the re-opening ceremonies for Pauley Pavilion, UCLA honored its unequaled history in women’s athletics, honoring 40 years of Title IX. “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Pauley Pavilion

Pauley Pavilion re-opened its doors in early November, 2012, after an 18-month, multi-million-dollar renovation. After pre-game ceremonies opened the doors for the sellout crowd of over 13,800, the rejuvenated Pauley Pavilion and the 2012-13 UCLA men’s basketball team were on … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Pauley Pavilion

Pauley Pavilion re-opened in early November, 2012, after an 18-month, multi-million-dollar renovation.  Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday evening. Chuck White, the voice of Pauley Pavilion, began the opening ceremonies for the grand re-opening of Pauley Pavilion. Remarks were made … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Olympians Feature

UCLA owns one of the richest Olympic traditions of any University. Over the past nine decades, nearly 450 athletes, coaches and trainers have represented UCLA in the Summer Olympic Games, winning 230 medals, including 110 gold. UCLABruins.com celebrates the school’s … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Olympians Feature

UCLA owns one of the richest Olympic traditions of any University. Over the past nine decades, nearly 450 athletes, coaches and trainers have represented UCLA in the Summer Olympic Games, winning 230 medals, including 110 gold. UCLABruins.com celebrates the school’s … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Olympians Feature

UCLA owns one of the richest Olympic traditions of any University. Over the past nine decades, nearly 450 athletes, coaches and trainers have represented UCLA in the Summer Olympic Games, winning 230 medals, including 110 gold. UCLABruins.com celebrates the school’s … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Title IX Feature

Jeanette Bolden was a member of UCLA’s 1982 NCAA Championship women’s track and field team and earned an Olympic gold medal in the 400m relay at the 1984 Games. Bolden is the long-time head coach of the Bruins women’s track … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Track and Field

Alec and Andrea Faldermeyer are both throwing the hammer for UCLA track and field. Alec is a sophomore three-time All-American, Andrea is a first-year law student at UCLA after completing a bachelors degree from Cornell last spring. Hammer throw practices … Continue reading

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UCLA Bruins.com: Baseball

Bruins sophomore outfielder Brenton Allen has started and is coordinating a collegiate chapter of Soles4Souls. Most Americans have piles of shoes in their closets that are no longer worn. In many cases, the problem compounds for athletes. So what did Brenton … Continue reading

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