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In a League of Their Own
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Basketball
Notables: Ann Meyers, Anita Ortega, Denise Curry, Rehema Stephens, Dora Dome, Natalie Williams
Championships: WCAA (1975-'79), AIAW (1978)
Magic moment: With five seconds on the clock and the Bruins behind 74-72 at the 1978 West Regional at Stanford, Anita "Juice" Ortega stole the ball from a Cal State Long Beach player and raced the length of the court for a game-tying layup. The Bruins won in overtime and went on to win the national championship in Pauley Pavilion.

Golf
Notables: Janet Coles, Kay Cockerill, Jean Zedlitz, Lisa Kiggens, LaRee Sugg, Christy Erb, Jenny Park
Championships: Pac-10 (1990, 1991), NCAA (1991)
Magic moment: At the 1991 NCAA Championships at Ohio State, UCLA surged back from a six-stroke deficit to tie San Jose State after 72 holes. Then, in the first extra hole of the sudden-death playoff, LaRee Sugg sank a 25-foot birdie to clinch the Bruin women's first golf title.

Gymnastics
Notables: Sharon Shapiro, Donna Kemp, Kim Hamilton, Jill Andrews, Kareema Marrow, Leah Homma, Stella Umeh
Championships: SCWIAC (1974), WCAA (1981), Pac-10 (1987-'90, 1993, 1995, 1997), NCAA (1997)
Magic moment: Georgia was the odds-on favorite to win the 1997 NCAA championship. Indeed, only Georgia, Alabama and Utah had ever won NCAA women's gymnastics titles -- but in their last event, all the Bruin gymnasts "stuck" their uneven bars routine to bring the trophy to Westwood.

Soccer (since 1993)
Notables: Traci Arkenberg, Sommer Hammoud

Championships: Pac-10 (1997)
Magic moment: There were two in 1997 -- the first when the Bruins beat USC 3-1 on Spaulding Field in front of 2,000 raucous fans, and the second when Beth Thompson's goal upset seventh-seeded Portland on its home field to unexpectedly advance the Bruins to the NCAA second round. In only its fifth season of play, the team went on to the NCAA quarterfinal.

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