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In a League of Their Own
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Softball
Notables: Sue Enquist, Sheila Cornell, Dot Richardson, Debbie Doom, Tracy Compton, Lisa Longaker, DeeDee Weiman, Janice Parks, Lisa Fernandez, Jennifer Brundage
Championships: AIAW (1978), NCAA (1982, 1984, 1985, 1988-'90, 1992)
Magic moment: An underrated Bruin team that "wasn't even supposed to be there" didn't allow a run in the 1978 AIAW tournament, thus winning the first of many UCLA national softball titles.

Swimming & Diving
Notables: Karen Moe, Shirley Babashoff, Tauna Vandeweghe, Jenny Susser, Kris Stoudt, Annette Salmeen
Championships: SCWIAC (1975-'78)
Magic moment: Butterfly specialist Annette Salmeen came to UCLA on only a partial scholarship, but in her senior year, 1996, completely fulfilled her promise by winning the first NCAA individual event ever for a Bruin, becoming the first swimmer to win the All-University Woman Athlete of the Year honors, taking a gold medal home from Atlanta and, finally, becoming the first woman athlete at UCLA to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Tennis
Notables: Jeanne Duvall (AIAW Singles Champion, 1978), Keri Phebus (NCAA Singles Champion, 1995), Kimberly Po, Stella Sampras, Patricia Hy, Allyson Cooper
Championships: SCWIAC (1976), WCAA (1979, 1982), AIAW (1981)
Magic moment: Down 4-2 after the singles at the national championship, UCLA roared back to win all three of their doubles matches and capture the 1981 AIAW title.

Track & Field and Cross-Country
Notables: Karin Smith, Francie Larrieu, Kate Schmidt, Evelyn Ashford, Polly Plummer, Modupe Oshikoya, Jackie Joyner, Florence Griffith, Jeanette Bolden, Gail Devers, Tracie Millett, Janeene Vickers, Dawn Dumble, Amy Acuff, Suzy Powell, Valeyta Althouse
Championships: Pac-10 (1987-'90, 1993-'95, 1997-'98), AIAW (1975, 1977), NCAA (1982, 1983)
Magic moment: The stars seemed aligned for UCLA's second NCAA championship at the University of Houston in 1983. All three heptathletes, led by Jackie Joyner, scored points; sprinter Florence Griffith unexpectedly won the longer 400 meters in addition to placing in the 200; and Michele Bush managed to win the 1,500 meters just minutes before the sun set -- when, as a Seventh Day Adventist, she would have been unable to compete.

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