Feb. 16, 2007
Los Angeles - Former UCLA women's water polo standout Robin Beauregard, currently studying at USC's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy program, has received the Outstanding Student Award from the American Physical Therapy Assocation (APTA). Beauregard and three other physical therapy graduate students have been awarded scholarships from Town and Gown, USC's oldest and largest women's philanthropy group.
The Outstanding Student Award from the APTA's Orthopaedic Section identifies a physical therapy student with exceptional scholastic ability and potential for contribution to orthopaedic physical therapy. Beauregard, a two-time Olympian, helped lead the Bruins to national championships in three of her four years at UCLA (1998, 2001 and 2003). In each of her four years in Westwood, she was named to the All-NCAA Tournament team.
Beauregard represented the United States in the summer Olympic games in 2000 and 2004. Along with current assistant coach Coralie Simmons and former assistant coach Nicolle Payne, Beauregard helped lead Team USA to a silver medal in 2000 (Sydney, Australia). Four years later, Beauregard and six other Bruins won the bronze medal in Athens, Greece.
Beauregard earned AWPCA All-America honors in each of her four years at UCLA. She was named a second-team All-American in 1998, her freshman season, before capturing first-team All-America honors in 2001, 2002 and 2003.