UCLA Visits Nation's Capital To Commemorate 2019 NCAA Title
UCLA visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday and Friday to commemorate the program's 2019 NCAA championship.
During their visit, the Bruins met some of their local and state representatives from California and also went to the White House. The UCLA squad was one of several college teams honored at the White House this week for winning NCAA titles within the past two years.
In June, the Bruins took down then-No. 1 Oklahoma to capture the program's 12th NCAA championship and first since 2010. UCLA went 5-0 at the 2019 Women's College World Series (WCWS) and finished the season with a 56-6 record.
In the deciding game of the 2019 WCWS Championship Series, a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning from then-sophomore Kinsley Washington delivered the Bruins the NCAA title.
Leading UCLA both in the circle and at the plate during the 2019 campaign was then-redshirt junior Rachel Garcia, who is the two-time defending USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. Garcia was named the 2019 WCWS Most Outstanding Player after collecting all five of UCLA's WCWS wins in the circle and driving in four runs for her team in the WCWS Championship Series alone.