Seilala Sua, the winningest athlete in NCAA track & field history, joins the Bruin coaching staff where she will serve as the women's throws coach.
Sua, a seven-time NCAA Champion and 14-time All-American takes over for Art Venegas, one of the most renowned throwing coaches in American history, who stepped down to focus on the men's throwers and track and field program.
As a Bruin from 1997-2000, Sua competed in all four throwing events - shot put, discus, hammer and javelin, where she still ranks in the UCLA all-time top-10 in each of those events. In Pac-10 competition, Sua won six individual titles and was a two-time Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
In NCAA competition, she won six Outdoor titles and one indoor crown. Sua won four consecutive discus crowns and became only the second woman in NCAA history to win four straight individiual titles in the same event.
As a professional athlete, Sua has continued her collegiate success onto the National and World scene where she has been a member of two Olympic teams in the discus (2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens), four-time USATF National Champion in the discus, one-time USATF National Champion in the shot put and a three-time World Championships competitor.
Sua has ranked in the top-10 in the Nation in the discus for eight consecutive years and had the No. 6 mark in the world in 2001. While competing in the shot put, she also ranked in the top-10 nationally for seven consecutive years.
Sua graduated in 2001 with a degree in Sociology and contiues to train and compete professionally.