March 23, 2004
Sunday (3/28): 1 pm vs. U.S. Olympic Team ? Easton Stadium
Defending NCAA Champion UCLA will return to the field this Sunday to conclude a 13-day break to facilitate UCLA's winter quarter final exams. UCLA returns to the diamond on Sunday, March 28, with a 1 pm game against the U.S. Olympic Team. No tickets will be available at the gate on Sunday as the game has been sold out for over a month.
Bruins vs. Team USA
The U.S. Olympic Team is playing a single game against Arizona this Friday, March 26, at Tucson, AZ, before traveling to Los Angeles for Sunday's game against the Bruins. Sunday's game will be the final collegiate game of USA Softball's ?Aiming for Athens? tour.
Fourteen of UCLA's 19 players hail from Southern California. In addition, Team USA features the following five former Bruins:
* 1996 and 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Fernandez (Long Beach, CA)
* 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Stacey Nuveman (LaVerne, CA)
* Amanda Freed (Garden Grove, CA)
* Tairia Mims Flowers (Tucson, AZ)
* 2004 Honda-Broderick Cup Winner Natasha Watley (Irvine, CA)
The game is scheduled to be taped for broadcast this summer on either ESPN or ESPN2, closer to the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.