Nov. 30, 2011
The UCLA gymnastics team will host a "Meet the Team" sneak preview event on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2:00 pm in the John Wooden Center on the UCLA campus. Admission is free to the public. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a 2012 Team Photo Card.
This action-packed event will include an instructional look at collegiate gymnastics; the first showing of the Bruins' renowned floor exercise routines, which are choreographed by UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field; and a special post-event team autograph session.
Season ticket and support group membership information will be available throughout the afternoon. Seating during the 2012 season is limited at the Wooden Center, and each meet is expected to be a sell-out. Purchasing tickets in advance is the best way to secure your seat. Tickets can be purchased now at the UCLABruins.com website. Season tickets (five meets with seats in the center-most sections) are just $30. Single-meet tickets are also available for $7 for adults and $5 for youth.
Additionally, the Bruins are organizing a food and toy drive on Sunday. Help brighten this holiday season for those in the community by bringing an unwrapped children's gift or non-perishable food items to the Meet the Team event. Donations will be delivered by the UCLA Gymnastics Team to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
The 2012 Bruins feature defending NCAA beam champion and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Samantha Peszek, 2010 NCAA vault champion Vanessa Zamarripa, 2008 Olympian Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, 2010 World silver medalist Mattie Larson, and All-Americans Olivia Courtney, Monique De La Torre, Tauny Frattone, Aisha Gerber and Sydney Sawa.
The Bruins' regular season begins on Jan. 8 against Pac-12 newcomer Utah at the John Wooden Center.
To see the Meet The Team event flyer, click here.