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: W’s Swimming & Diving

UCLA junior Karoline Sanderud is training for not only the culmination of the 2012 collegiate swimming season, but is taking aim at the 2012 London Olympics as well. Not many kids growing up in Hamar, Norway know how to eight-clap. … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Gymnastics

Bruins senior gymnast Kaelie Baer missed two full seasons due to injuries. She is now training on fewer events in order to have the most successful senior season possible. Collegiate gymnastics has been anything but smooth sailing for UCLA seniorKaelie … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Men’s Track and Field

UCLA track and field senior Taylor Hobson is training for a successful, injury-free senior season and waiting for word on his medical school applications. Taylor Hobson has spent his UCLA career trying to leap higher and farther. After qualifying for the … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Football

Nelson Rosario was UCLA’s “big play” wide receiver for the 2011 season. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was his final game for the Bruins. He is hoping for an invitation to the NFL Combine. Most of the country knows UCLA … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Women’s Volleyball

The starting setter for UCLA women’s volleyball, Lauren Van Orden, transferred to UCLA from San Diego State prior to the 2010 volleyball season. Van Orden has set the Bruins to the National Semifinals, where UCLA will face Florida State tonight … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Women’s Gymnastics

The two “new” additions to the UCLA women’s gymnastics staff are familiar faces, as Randy Lane and Amy Smith return to the staff of head coach Valorie Kondos Field. “We’re going old school,” said UCLA head gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field. … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Men’s Soccer

Chandler Hoffman is the first player from the state of Alabama in UCLA men’s soccer history. Hoffman will play in this weekend’s College Cup just a 10-minute drive from his childhood home. UCLA junior forward Chandler Hoffman knew this would happen. From … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Men’s Soccer

Fifth-year senior Brian Rowe is completing his second season as UCLA Men’s Soccer’s starting goalkeeper after having sat the bench for most of three years before getting his opportunity to play. It takes a special kind of mentality to be … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Baseball

UCLA’s Trevor Bauer was the 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner and the third pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball entry draft. Bauer talked about his busy 2011 and his plans for his upcoming professional baseball career. As 2011 winds … Continue reading

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UCLABruins.com: Men’s Water Polo

Most incoming freshmen in Division I men’s water polo redshirt their first year. The No. 1 ranked UCLA Bruins have one true freshman playing instead of redshirting for the 2011 season. Adam Wright’s UCLA men’s water polo roster lists eight true … Continue reading

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