Six former UCLA women's water polo players helped lead the USA Women's National Team to the gold medal last week at the 2010 FINA World League Super Final in La Jolla, Calif. Team USA outlasted Australia, 12-11, in a shootout to claim its fifth gold medal in the seven-year history of the event.
Kelly Rulon scored twice and Tanya Gandy added one goal to help Team USA secure the gold medal. Other former UCLA standouts participating with the U.S. National Team include Anne Belden, Emily Feher, Jillian Kraus and Courtney Mathewson. Team USA is led by former UCLA women's water polo head coach Adam Krikorian, who currently serve as Associate Head Coach for the Bruins' men's water polo team.
Gandy's recent success on the U.S. National Team was recently featured in an article (available here) published in the North County Times newspaper.
Team USA returns to action at the FINA World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand from Aug. 17-22.