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 …