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 rich Olympic history with profiles of UCLA Olympians, past and present. First up is 2008 Olympic silver medalistSamantha Peszek, a rising junior on the Bruin gymnastics team.


Samantha Peszek literally grew up in USA Gymnastics.

Both of Peszek’s parents were student-athletes at the University of Illinois. Her father, Ed, wrestled and played hockey, and her mother, Luan, was a gymnast. Read more …

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.
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