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Yvonne Gutierrez: From fastballs to fighting fires

Yvonne Gutierrez, a three-time NCAA softball champion at UCLA, now serves the people of Southern California as a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Gutierrez credits her college coaches with keeping her focused on academics and credits athletics with preparing her for a career as a firefighter and fire engineer.

Conferences refer time demands proposals for further study

The Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences plan to work with students and the Division I Council in the next several months to develop research-based proposals aimed at ensuring student-athletes have the time needed to balance athletic, academic and personal interests.

Bruins finish perfect season

For only the eighth time in NCAA men’s water polo history, a team completed a perfect season. When the University of California, Los Angeles, defeated the University of Southern California, 10-7, on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles, the Bruins capped a 30-0 season and extended their overall winning streak to 33 games.

NBA draft proposal would provide flexibility to student-athletes

Division I members will consider a variety of weighty proposals in the first full legislative cycle in the new governance structure, including a measure that would change the deadline for student-athletes wanting to declare for the NBA draft and another that would allow a conference to determine the criteria for its own football championship.

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